Buenavista East Central Elementary School Grounds, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte
April 12, 2022

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the campaign rally for the political party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Caraga Administrative Region (CARAGA) held in the Municipality of Buenavista in Agusan del Norte.

In his message, President Duterte thanked the people for their support that led him to be elected as the 16 th President of the Republic of the Philippines. He stated that he already fulfilled most of the promises he made before ending his term, such as maintaining law and order, curbing corruption in the government, and stopping the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country, among others.

“But first of all, please accept my gratitude for making me President. Truthfully, without being boastful, I really strived hard to serve our country,” the President said.

“I also vowed to address criminality. I said I would really stop it. I wasn’t able to stop it completely because a criminal will always be a criminal no matter what you do, but I was able to bring criminality to its low point. And then I promised to make tertiary education free. I promised it, I fulfilled it. I also vowed to provide free health care, and now it’s here,” he added.

He also related the position of being a Mayor to that of the Presidency, saying that both posts ensure the welfare of their respective constituents and the development of their areas of jurisdiction.

Likewise, the Chief Executive appealed to the people to choose their candidates wisely and ponder seriously on who they think will prioritize the betterment of the country.

Aside from the PDP-Laban senatorial slate and guest senatorial candidates of the Party, candidates for the local government posts also attended the event.