TANDAG CITY — Surigao Del Sur Gov. Alexander AyecPimental, along with almost all municipal mayors of his province are rallying for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for President this coming 2022.
Pimentel said different volunteer groups in Mindanao have initiated a Mindanao-wide caravan starting April 12 to 17 to encourage support for their drive for the Davao City mayor to run for the country’s top political post.
The caravan kicked off from Davao del Norte with 20 vehicles then preceded to Surigao del Sur. Pimentel said they were warmly cheered by people in the cities and towns along the caravan route.
Some municipalities and provinces, he said have prepared short programs to welcome the caravan and its leaders including officials of Dagan Day Sara (DDS), Sara Duterte Support Group (SDSG), MOVERS for Inday Sara Duterte, and Inday Sara Initiative for President (ISIP).
Pimentel said he and friends are really determined to convince Mayor Sara Duterte to run for President to continue the legacy started by her father, President Rodrigo Duterte.
He recalled that when he asked the President during his recent visit during the last typhoon that affected his whole province what they can do for him, Duterte cited the need to continue what he has started. He said he took the President’s reply to mean that they support his daughter to run for President in 2022.
From Surigao del Sur, the caravan proceeded to Butuan City, then to Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.