A member of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) on Friday expressed his support to the possible presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, describing her as a “principled politician.”
Despite belonging to LP, a party critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, Cavite Rep. Francis Gerald “Boy Blue” Abaya vouched for Duterte-Carpio and her father’s “solicitude.”
“For the Duterte family, there is no opposition. If you are in need, they will be there. That is my reason for backing the candidacy of Mayor Sara for President in 2022,” Abaya said.
Abaya stressed, however, that his decision is entirely his own, and does not reflect the views of other LP members in Cavite.
“We all have our own minds in the Liberal Party. This is my own,” he pointed out.
The solon said his constituents in Cavite have since been benefitting from the President’s programs that are “continuous and heavy.”
Duterte-Carpio declared, however, that she would seek reelection as Davao City mayor next year instead of running for president in the upcoming polls.