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Duterte supporters turn sacks into campaign posters

With meager funds to support a nationwide campaign, supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte are maximizing the use of empty sacks as campaign materials in his run for the presidency.

Sahreen Alvarez, Duterte’s provincial coordinator for Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines in Tawi-Tawi, yesterday said she has cut 220 empty sacks into two, to be used as Duterte campaign posters in Davao.

Alvarez said the situation is quite difficult, but they are willing to do it for “the president of the masses.”

In Tacloban, Duterte’s youth volunteer Jaywils Adlawan said the mayor and his running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, will visit the city on March 14.

“We, the youth, are making a video presentation for the program and we will be using flour bags as campaign materials,” Adlawan said.

Duterte and Cayetano are scheduled to talk to residents of typhoon-ravaged areas.

In a previous interview with dzRJ, media partner of  The STAR, Duterte asked women and the youth to sew campaign T-shirts and posters for him, saying he does not have the machinery to run a nationwide campaign and does not intend to accept money from unscrupulous donors.

Women’s group backs Duterte

Meanwhile, Duterte got the support of a women’s group in Mindanao despite criticisms thrown at him for being a self-confessed womanizer.

Gabriela party-list Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan, who attended the Women for Action forum on Sunday in Cotabato, said the public should not focus on Duterte’s words and actions “but on what he has done, what he is doing and what he can still do” that will benefit the people.

Women from Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro and Caraga region attended the forum. 

Ilagan, however, said women should first discuss issues concerning them, then challenge the candidates to act on these.

“Women are half of the population and could effectively swing the votes,” she said.

Bing Veloso, of the Coalition of CDO-Misamis Oriental Diehard Supporters of Rody Duterte, said the Cotabato forum aimed to discuss Duterte’s projects for women.

source: yahoo news

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