Duterte backs Gwen Garcia’s bid for Cebu governor

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night endorsed the gubernatorial bid of Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia.

“I am supporting Gwen,” said Duterte in the vernacular during the campaign rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Cebu City.

The President added that only the Garcias in Cebu supported him during “critical” period of the May 2016 elections.

In her speech, Garcia promised the PDP-Laban’s’ senatorial candidates of their victory in the province.

“May I assure our candidates that here in Cebu, you can count on the votes of the Cebuanos, which gave President Duterte 1.4 million votes… majority… because Cebu is PDP Laban country,” the politiko said in The Freeman report.

An estimated 80,000 local supporters gathered at the Plaza Independencia for the rally.