Negrense mayors urge Inday Sara to run for president

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Calls for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president in the coming 2022 polls have been gaining ground in Negros Occidental.

At least a dozen city and municipal mayors are urging her to join the presidential race, said Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo who recently met and shared their concerns with him.

Panelo said he was joined by former Negros Occidental register of deeds Romulo Gonzaga, provincial chairman of “Run Sara Run”; Sara All convenor Himamaylan City Mayor Raymund Tongson; and Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco, San Enrique Mayor Jilson Tubillara, Pontevedra Mayor Jose Maria Alonso, and Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao. (

Silay City Mayor Mark Golez, Hinigaran Mayor Nadie Arceo and La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan also aired their support for Duterte-Carpio.

“We want Sara to run because we want continuity,” said Panelo, quoting the local officials.