Harry Roque endorsed Bongbong-Sara tandem, according to PFP
HARRY ROQUE – The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) said that the former Presidential spokesperson endorsed the tandem of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Manila Bulletin reported that Bongbong has received the support of the former Palace spokesman in his presidential bid in the 2022 elections.
The former Palace spokesman expressed his desire to accept the adoption of the PFP as a guest candidate for senator in a letter sent to the PFP chairman last November 25, 2021.
“In a letter to PFP chairman Marcos, signed last November 25, Roque, a staunch defender of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, endorsed the Presidential aspirant and also expressed his desire to accept the adoption of the Partido (PFP) as guest candidate for senator,” the Marcos camp said in a statement.
The said move wasn’t a surprise as more political personalities were expected to join the Bongbong-Sara Uniteam alliance in the coming days and further boost Bongbong’s call for unity as the Philippines slowly rebounded from the pandemic towards healing and national recovery.
The BBM-Sara Uniteam, an alliance among Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP), was fielding a Bongbong-Sara tandem which was currently leading by a wide margin in the latest presidential and vice-presidential surveys nationwide.
“Unity will make our country strong and stable,” Bongbong said. “Let us not allow ourselves to remain divided by partisan politics before, during the campaign, and after we have already installed new leaders in our government.”
A former Kabayan partylist solon, law professor, and human rights advocate, Roque was named Presidential spokesperson from 2017 to 2018 and was reappointed last April 2020 until his resignation in November this year when he officially filed his COC (certificate of candidacy) for senator in the 2022 elections.