ni GERRY BALDO
HABANG ang karamihan sa mga kasamahan niya sa Mababang Kapulungan ng Kongreso ay tumaya sa tandem ng Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., at Davao City mayor Sara Duterte, isang kongresista ng Albay ay nanawagan para sa Leni Robredo at Sara (Duterte) tandem.
“I am for Leni and Sara,” ayon kay Albay Rep. Joey Salceda.
Naniniwala si Salceda na maganda ang track record ng dalawang kandidato sa serbisyo publiko at ang kanilang estilo ng pamamalakad.
“I have long followed and studied their track record in public service, especially good governance and management style. Both VP Leni and Mayor Sara are known for judicious and effective use of public resources in the offices and agencies they presided over,” ani Salceda.
Aniya, nababagay ang dalawa upang makabangon ang bansa sa hirap dulot ng pandemya.
“Both inspire investor confidence. I first publicly announced my support for VP Leni in a forum of 500 local and foreign investors, hosted by a major global bank. This announcement was very well-received. I also first signaled my support for Mayor Sara back in March last year, in another international forum hosted by a different global bank based in Singapore, and that announcement helped trigger a local stock market boom, especially for stocks with Singaporean equity,” paliwanag ni Salceda, isang ekonomista.
“In other words, people with the capital and confidence this country needs to feel optimistic about our prospects with VP Leni and Mayor Sara.”
Samantala, sinabi ng kongresista, ang partido niyang PDP-Laban ay inendoso si Mayor Sara, pero walang indendosong kandidato para presidente.
“Hence, we party members are free to choose according to our own judgment and conviction. Based on my conversations with many political leaders, Albay officialdom, including members of my party, is hugely Leni-Sara,” aniya.