BARMM supports Duterte candidates | Manila weather
LEADERS of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the Bangsamoro Transitional Authority (BTA) announced on Monday that they supported the candidates backed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2022 elections.
In a statement released by BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim, he said BARMM and BTA would strongly support the choice of President Rodrigo Duterte as their next leader, and Davao mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, should she run for office. the highest post in the country.
Ebrahim also said in the statement that they are confident that Duterte-Carpio will continue the legacy of peace and commitment to progress in Mindanao, especially in BARMM.
He made the statement after the president said during Senator Christopher Lawrence’s nomination “Bong” Go as running mate that his daughter would run for president with Go as running mate.
In the same statement, Ebrahim reiterated his “immense appreciation to President Duterte for having recognized the urgency and the need to postpone the BARMM elections and, consequently, extended the transition period”.
The said statement was released after a Facebook post circulated on social media showing the president saying, “Balimbing ang BARMM (BARMM is a renegade).”
The post, which was called “fake news” by the Philippine news agency, said that despite the BTA extension, BARMM would support another presidential candidate, Manila mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.
Likewise, the representative of Maguindanao’s second district, Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, denied a Facebook post stating that he had declared his support for Aksyon Demokratiko, Domagoso’s political party.
“I have not changed sides and I remain loyal to the PRRD,” said Mangudadatu, referring to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Mangudadatu, candidate for governor of Maguindanao, attended the swearing-in of members of Aksyon Demokratiko in support of his wife, beauty queen Sharifa Akeel-Mangudadatu, candidate for governor of Sultan Kudarat province in the framework of the said party.
Toto Mangudadatu said he remained a member of the national Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan party and was locally affiliated with the United Bangsamoro Justice Party, the political party of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.