By Carlos Manuel Eusoya

PHOTO: Mayor Inday Duterte (Facebook)

Uni Team or Love Team?

“My running mate is here. I hope, Sir, you missed me as much as I missed you,” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos during her speech at the general assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines 2022.

Duterte spoke about her experience as a mayor and emphasized the importance of income reclassification of local government units (LGUs).

After seeing Marcos meters away, Duterte transitioned to a new topic and told the former senator that she “missed” him, to which she received a cheering response from the audience.

Duterte is the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) chairperson, while Marcos is the leading figure of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP). The two are campaigning under the “UniTeam” tandem.

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, the president of Lakas-CMD, has recently stated that Marcos and Duterte will work together for more tandem campaigns.

Edited by Kaela Gabriel