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The people have spoken! Landslide victory of Hugpong bets shows public trust in Duterte – Velasco

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By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN

15 May 2019

MANILA – Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco said the impending landslide victory by Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) senatorial candidates in this year’s midterm polls is an “affirmation of the people’s trust” to the Duterte administration.

“The people have spoken. This landslide victory of the HNP is an affirmation of the people’s trust and satisfaction with the programs of the Duterte Administration,” said Velasco.

Velasco, who served as HNP’s assistant campaign manager during its 90-day nationwide senatorial caravan, said the imminent triumph of the team “is well-deserved” as forward to the challenge of working together for the nation.

“Now is the time to consolidate our forces and unite in pushing for genuine reforms from different sectors and regions which is what Hugpong ng Pagbabago stands for,” said Velasco.

Nine senatorial candidates supported by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s regional party have so far secured slots in the Magic 12 with 96.54 percent of election returns already been transmitted based on the Commission on Election’s (COMELEC) transmission server. The data was based on 84,814 of 87,851 clustered precincts nationwide.

The Marindique solon also congratulated the presidential daughter who led the three-month campaign of the part, who he described as the “heart and soul of HNP.”

“Congratulations to the heart and soul of HNP, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte for her untiring efforts to advance the people’s agenda. Congratulations to the HNP winners and supporters,” he said.

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