MANILA, Philippines: Vice President Sara Duterte expressed her gratitude to Senator Imee Marcos for her support towards her and her family. In a statement posted on her Facebook page on Sunday, the Vice President said, “Thank you, Senator Imee Marcos, for your unwavering support for me, my family, and the entire city of Davao.”
Vice President Duterte emphasized the importance of principles and staying true to one’s word for the betterment of the country. She stated, “The only thing we have is principle. We are committed to our word for the sake of the country – this is something we can truly be proud of.”
Senator Imee Marcos, the sister of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and cousin of House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, had previously mentioned that Romualdez was upset with her after she declared her support for Duterte. She explained that her decision was driven by her desire to preserve the unity within the UniTeam alliance.
During her conversation with Romualdez, Senator Marcos assured him that the Dutertes have been supportive and kind to their family. Her endorsement of Duterte was based on her belief in the President’s capabilities and the positive impact he can bring to the nation.
In response to questions about a perceived rift within the UniTeam alliance, House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, who is also the president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, reaffirmed their commitment to working together. He stated, “We always work together; it’s still a UniTeam. The President consistently emphasizes the importance of collaboration, not just within Congress and the executive branch, but for the entire country. We will continue to strive for that.”
Last year, there were reports of lawmakers at the House of Representatives reallocating funds that were originally intended for the 2024 confidential funds of various government agencies, including the Office of the Vice President and the Department of Education. However, Vice President Duterte clarified that she and President Marcos have resolved any issues between them, indicating that their relationship remains strong.
In conclusion, Vice President Sara Duterte expressed her appreciation to Senator Imee Marcos for her support. The Vice President emphasized the significance of principles and staying true to one’s word for the betterment of the country. Despite perceived differences within the UniTeam alliance, House Speaker Romualdez reiterated their commitment to working together. It is evident that Vice President Duterte and President Marcos have resolved any previous issues and maintain a positive relationship.
Source: The Manila Times