Masbate Gov. Anthony Kho (left) and President Duterte
MANILA — Re-electionist Masbate Gov. Antonio Kho announced on Saturday that his province is fully supporting the BBM-Sara UniTeam because most of his constituents believe that the tandem of presidential bet Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and his running-mate Inday Sara Duterte will continue the legacy of their fathers.
In an interview before the arrival of Marcos at the Masbate Airport for the campaign sortie on Saturday, Kho said his constituents and local leaders believed that Marcos will follow the legacy of former president Marcos Sr., while Sara will follow the legacy of President Rodrigo Duterte who both did great for the country.
“BBM kasi ngayon lang na-realize ng mga tao, in my own personal analysis, na ang ginawa ng ama ni Bongbong Marcos ngayon lang na-realize, tama pala ang ginagawa,” said Kho.
“BBM will continue the legacy that his father has started. Same with Sara, Sara will continue the legacy of his father,” the governor added.
Kho, then later introduced Marcos to the local officials of the province and had a brief meeting at the airport. The governor announced that 17 of the 21 municipalities in the province are all in for the UniTeam.
“With these political machineries that we have, we are now in full-battle gear and ready to work to give our full support,” the governor insisted.
The local leaders assured BBM of his landslide victory in the province.
“Sinabi ko kay BBM kung wala ng oras ‘wag nang pumunta ng Masbate dahil tatlong presidentiable na ang naipanalo natin dito na hindi na pumunta, Ramos, Estrada and GMA. We made history when GMA won because his rival is Roco na taga Region 5,” Kho said
“This is another history in the making dahil BBM’s rival (Leni Robredo) is also from the region. Pero bago ako mapahiya may itatanong ako sa inyo? Kaya ba nating i-maximize ang boto for BBM?,” the governor asked his local leaders.
“Kaya!” the local officials answered as they shouted the name of BBM.
Masbate is comprised of three congressional districts, 20 municipalities and a city with almost 600,000 voting population as of 2019.
Kho is not the only Bicolano governor who expressed his support to the UniTeam.
It was seen by political experts that Bicolandia is “not so united” for Leni Robredo.
Earlier, Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua also announced his support to BBM-Sara UniTeam.
Camarines Norte Governor Edgar Tallado also endorsed the tandem on February 8, during the “Sara para sa Barangay” event in Daet City. (ai/mtvn)