By Ric Obedencio | 10:33 AM July 24, 2022
Vice-President Sara Duterte expressed her gratitude to Alyansang Bol-anon Alang sa Kausaban (Abaka) led by businessman Norris Oculam during the “Meet and Greet” gathering held at Shang Palace restaurant, Tagbilaran City on July 22, 2022.
The vice president got a landslside victory, garnering 594,024 votes against over her rival Kiko Pangilinan’s 75,125 votes in the May 9, 2022 elections.
Prior to her visit for she is the guest of honor of 168th Bohol Day celebration, Duterte wanted to meet her supporters, prompting Oculam to organize the said gathering attended by both supporters and key officials in the province and municipalities.
In behalf of her family and father, former President Rodrigo Dterte, Sara also thanked Abaka for their support for her father’s candidacy in 2016.
She said that she was not able to campaign in Bohol, Sara told the supporters. She said that she here in 2016 and 2019 to campaign for th senatorial bets she strongly endorsed.
Sara had to rushed to the restaurant where her avid supporters who were excited to see her after her speech at the Bohol Cultural Center, where the program for celebration took place. She left after her speech.
At the BCC, Sara thanked the Boholanos in general, “Magpasalamat ko sa inyong tabang ug suporta kanako sa nilabay na pinili-ay. Kahibaw ko na wala ko nakabisita dinhi sa inyoha sa panahon sa kampanya pero makabungog ang inyong gihatag na boto Kanako.”
Among those present were Governor Aris Aumentado, Vice-Gov. Victor Balite, congresswman Vanvan Aumentado, Congresswoman Alexie Tutor, provincial Board members Tita Baja, Atty. Jamie Villamor, Atty. Tommy Abapo, Jr., Greg Jala, atty. Jamie Vilamor, provl administrator Aster Caberte.
Also city mayor Jane Yap and husband Baba Yap; Mayors of Cortes, Iven Lim; Arcay, Panglao; Amoy Bullen, Dauis; King Ang, Dimiao; Dauid Vice-Mayor Miriam Sumaylo; Norman Palacio, Bilar; Raymund Jala, Loboc; Vice-Mayor Toper Tutor; Jess Baja, G-Hernandez; Atty. Boyet Ayuban, Loay; Atty. Jed Piollo and wife Filipina, Lila; Al Taculad, Duero; Eping Estavilla, CPG; Onjie Grace Lim, Mabini; Inday Simacio, Anda, Manuta, Maribojoc; Cheche delos Reyes, Carmen; and Loboc Vice-Mayor Helen Calipusan Alaba.
Also Tagilaran City Poblacion I barangay chairperson Arlene Karaan, former Manga chairperson Leda Saco, former barangay chair Telmo, Booy; wife of Dan Neri Lim Dr. Sharlene Lim, Inting Loquellano and others. (rvo)