Sara back on campaign trail

Sara Duterte-Carpio

AFTER going on a short break, Hugpong ng Pagbabago founder and chairman Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will resume campaigning this week, this time in the Visayas.

With  Mayor Duterte as the campaign manager, the HNP 13 senatorial candidates will court voters from Samar, Leyte, Bohol and the vote-rich Cebu for the entire week.

In Samar, the rally will be held in the University of Eastern Samar to be hosted by Rep. Neil Abayon.

In Leyte, former Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez will be the host on Tuesday with the rally to be held in Tacloban City Convention Center.

Mayor Duterte once said in an interview that Romualdez is a contender for the next Speaker of the House.

After Tacloban, the group will proceed to Maasin, Southern Leyte where Gov. Mian Mercado will welcome the group.

For the Bohol sortie, the rally will be held in Tagbilaran to be hosted by former Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco who is a gubernatorial candidate.

The rest of week will be in Cebu, the most vote-rich province in the country.

At least four rallies will be held in different cities Mandaue, Cebu, Lilian and Davao.

Last week, Mayor Duterte skipped the Bicol sortie to attend to an important family matter.

She was replaced by younger brother Sebastian Duterte. Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco always accompanies her in many sorties.

In her speech in the previous rallies, the presidential daughter always appealed to the people to be part of the HNP.

The HNP is supporting senatorial candidates former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino; re-electionists Senators Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, Cynthia Villar and Koko Pimentel; Maguindanao Rep. Dong Mangudadatu: Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano; Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos; former journalist Jiggy Manicad; Bong Go; Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa; and former Sens. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada.