DAVAO CITY – A group of barangay captains here organized “Run Duterte Run”, a fun run activity which aims to unite people to support Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s federalism campaign.
The activity will be held on May 23 at 4:30 am at Magsaysay Park and will end at Rizal Park.
The group is expecting not less than 4,000 participants coming from North Cotabato, South Cotabato. The business sector will also join the fun run.
Duterte for Federalism movement president, Barangay Captain Alimodin Usman of barangay 23-C said that the people from Mindanao agree with the program of the mayor.
“Diri sa Mindanao wala tay problema regarding aning Federalism nga gina-duso sa atong halangdong mayor. Maingon nato nga 90 percent uyon sang mga tao dinhi, gikan sa LGU (Local Government Unit) paingon sa gobernador (We don’t have any problem here in Mindanao regarding the federalism campaign of the honorable mayor. I can say that 90 percent of the people here are in favor, from the LGU to the governors),” Usman said.
Usman also said that some cities in Luzon also favor the Federalism campaign of Duterte.
He added that they are doing their best to visit all the cities and municipalities to campaign for this program.
“Gikan sa religious groups ug mga LGUs amo gyod gina-topic ning gina-duso sa atong halangdon mayor nga federalism kay mao ra ni ang makapa-usbaw sa atong nasod Pilipinas ug mahunong na pud ang gitawag nila nga kagubot dinhi sa Mindanao (From religious groups and LGUs, we really endorsed the federalism campaign of our honorable mayor as this will raise our country Philippines and will stop this what they call conflict in Mindanao),” he said.
He also said that one of their objectives is to convince Duterte to run for president in the upcoming national election in 2016.
“Ang atong pangandoy pud nga ang alternative pud sa BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) sama sa giingon sa atong halangdong mayor, ang federalism, kay naa pud mga kaigsuonan natong mga Christian ug uban pang probinsya nga gusto pud sila maglahi. So mosamot og kagubot ang Pilipinas kun dili pud nato sila paminawon (We yearn to make federalism an alternative for BBL as what our honorable mayor said, because there are Christians and other provinces who would like to be separated. So the conflict in the Philippines will worsen if we don’t listen to them),” Usman said.
“Kung ang atong halangdong mayor mahimong presidente sa Pilipinas, isa gyod ni nga among gipaningkamutan nga mahimong lider sa Pilipinas nga iyang maduso ang pederalismo (If our honorable mayor will become the president of the Philippines, this is really one of our endeavors, to make him the leader of the Philippines so that he can endorse federalism),” he added.
Usman also said that if federalism system will be implemented in the country, this will somehow avert the conflict and corruption in the Philippines. (davaotoday.com)