San Fernando City, Pampanga
September 8, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte officially introduced the candidates of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the 2022 National and Local Elections as the Party held its National Convention in San Fernando City, Pampanga.

In his remarks, President Duterte expressed his gratitude and congratulated the PDP-Laban’s official candidates for the national and local elections in May next year. He acknowledged their strong support for the Administration’s priorities towards addressing problems in the country such as terrorism, corruption and poverty, among others.

“I trust that you will duly prepare for your future responsibilities as elected public officials. Regardless of the election results and even beyond the election period, I expect you to uphold the Party’s principles and aspirations,” he said.

The President thanked the PDP-Laban for its continued trust and confidence in his leadership as he was chosen the Party’s bet in the Vice Presidential race next elections. He said that more than ambition, it is his love for the country that pushed him, saying, “because I want to see the continuity of my efforts even though I may not be the one giving the direction.”

He added, “I am hopeful that this will allow me to continue serving the Filipino people and help lead the entire nation towards greater progress”.

The Chief Executive reminded the newly proclaimed candidates and the rest of the PDP-Laban officials to remain united and focused in achieving the Party’s mission to improve the quality of life of every Filipino.

“Let us not be hindered by those who only seek personal political gain and instead realign ourselves with the Party’s objectives. I am confident that with our strong resolve and solidarity, we will once again claim victory in the upcoming elections and together achieve genuine and lasting prosperity for our country,” President Dutere stated.

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