Two lawmakers support Duterte for President
Former 1BAP party-list representative Silvestre Bello III (left) and CDO Rep Rufus Rodriguez (right)
Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan Party (PDP-Laban), has earned the backing of two lawmakers from a party list group and Mindanao. 

In Isabela territory, previous Justice Secretary Silvestre Bello III has pulled back his underwriting for the presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar Binay and has rather upheld Duterte. 

Bello, who is 1BAP party list representative, likewise said he was no more the primary chosen one of the 1BAP, now renamed 1-Ahapo, which is related to Binay in light of the fact that its individuals are connected with the Vice President's brotherhood society. 

Bello said, 
It is official. I withdrew my party-list nomination out of delicadeza and to support my longtime friend and classmate, Mayor Duterte.
[Backing Duterte] is a decision that cost me my reelection bid as party-list congressman. But I know that it is a right decision.

Bello said he has begun campaigning for his child, legal counselor and three-term Davao City Councilor Karlo Santos Bello, who is running for representative in the third area of Davao City under Duterte's political group, Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod. 

In Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez on Saturday pulled back his backing for Liberal Party standard-carrier Mar Roxas and declared he would go for Duterte. 

Rodriguez affirmed his choice when he was met on Magnum Radio in Cagayan de Oro City. 

Rodriguez, the national president of the Centrist Democratic Party, said:
We, here in Mindanao, have not been getting our real share in the budget nor a seat at the table in big [decision-making processes] that affect us and our fellow Mindanaoans. It’s high time we fully reach the potential of Mindanao… It’s time for our next President, Rody Duterte.

Be that as it may, Rodriguez, who is running for mayor against reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno of LP and Vicente Emano of the Padayon Pilipino party, said he would support Roxas' running mate, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, and not Duterte's running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.

Rodriguez said: 
Leni believes in the strength and importance of [local governments], as she came from one of the best cities [in the country].

Source: Inquirer

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