Barangay Potrero, Malabon City
April 2, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vouched for the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) candidates vying for senatorial slates and local positions when he graced the party’s campaign rally at Barangay Potrero in Malabon City.

In the first part of his speech, President Duterte reiterated and emphasized the importance of law and order, defining the two (2) as the most important factors in bringing progress and development to the country.

“Ang sinasabi ko sa inyo kung walang law and order ang isang bansa, ang isang komunidad, ‘pag walang law at peace and order at ang pangalawa hindi ninyo mahinto ang corruption sa national, local, pati sa siyudad,” President Duterte said.

“It’s a worldwide problem ngayon ang droga pati China, Taiwan; at marami na ang tinamaan. Kaya itong isang siyudad ‘pagka pumayag ang mayor pati pulis, patay na. Kasi kung ayaw ng mayor, ayaw ng chief of police, walang droga,” he added, citing further the figures of the past drug surrenderees reaching three (3) million in the first half of his administration.

In the latter part of his speech, President Duterte described his history of relationship with his senatorial bets, and also praised their achievements and efforts in fighting against illegal drugs, stopping corruption on the national and local levels, and establishing and maintaining peace in Mindanao, among others.

An estimated crowd of 3,000 flocked to the political campaign and showed their support to the PDP-Laban’s senatorial and guest candidates throughout the sortie.

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