CDO-based party endorses ‘Leni-Sara’ tandem

MEETING. Members of the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) hold their 10th National Convention in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday (March 13, 2022). During the event, the party’s head, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, announced his support for Vice President Leni Robredo as the next president of the country and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the next vice president. (Photo from Rep. Rufus Rodriguez’s FB page)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), a political party based in this city but with members across the Philippines, has endorsed the candidacy of incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo for president, and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for vice president, in the upcoming elections.

The head of CDP, the city’s 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, announced his support of Robredo during their party’s 10th National Assembly held in Barangay Nazareth on Sunday.

The names of Duterte and the 12 senatorial candidates the party supports were posted through Rodriguez’s Facebook page.

“My mind also tells me, after careful evaluation of six presidential candidates – the best choice our country will have – Leni Robredo,” the congressman said in his speech at the convention.

Rufus mentioned how Robredo qualified for the presidency as a lawyer and cited her response to the pandemic and Typhoon Odette calamity last year, including her past achievements.

The CDP named its senators of choice as reelectionists Juan Miguel Zubiri, Joel Villanueva, Risa Hontiveros, Dick Gordon, and Win Gatchalian, as well as Mark Villar, Chel Diokno, JV Ejercito, Alan Peter Cayetano, Gilbert Teodoro, Jejomar Binay, and Raffy Tulfo.

Rodriguez is running for reelection as 2nd District representative under the coalition of CDP, PaDayon Pilipino party led by Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vicente Emano, and Bag-ong Kagayan of former Cabinet member Jose Gabriel La Viña.

La Viña is running for mayor here against incumbent 1st District Rep. Rolando Uy, who is campaigning for the candidacy of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Duterte.

La Viña is still mum on who he is endorsing for president but already committed his support to Duterte. (PNA)

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