Workers’ groups have thrown their support to what they believe is the ‘team to beat’ in the forthcoming national and local elections set for 09 May next year.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, running under Lakas-CMD, has been unanimously endorsed by majority of the working class and labor groups as Marcos Jr’s vice president and running mate.
MANILA, Philippines — Reacting to this development, the Workers Peasant Party (WPP), Labor Party of the Philippines (LPP) and Partido Lakas ng Manggagawang Pilipino (PLMP) welcomed the Marcos-Duterte tandem, saying this marks a unified force that would establish a government that would focus on the welfare of workers and the labor sector.
In a statement, PLMP secretary-general Ka Terry Tuazon said that Mayor Sara’s joining the PFP and her decision to run as vice president of Bongbong will strengthen the campaign platform of both leaders.
“We pledge our support in behalf of the millions of workers who have been wanting reform and change for the betterment of the labor sector and with Bongbong and Inday Sara at the helm, we expect the country to move forward with an empowered labor force galvanized into action to bring the speedy recovery of our country’s economy that has been mangled by the health crisis brought by the (coronavirus) pandemic,” Tuazon pointed out. (TRC/JuanManila)