Duterte takes in Bayan Muna bet in slate

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte took in Bayan Muna aspirant for councilor Jeppie Ramada as a guest candidate completing the ruling party’s 24 bets for the city council in the May 14 elections.
If he wins, Ramada joins Bayan Muna colleague incumbent legislator Angela Librado Trinidad in the city council.

Lawyer Wendell Avisado, city administrator and secretary-general of Duterte’s party, Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (Coalition of People), said there was nothing wrong with adopting Ramada as a guest candidate.

Ramada is among 17 aspirants for eight slots in the city council for the third district.

In a press release Ramada’s camp said he is now “officially a candidate of Hugpong” and stressed that they have been allies in a lot of issues of national interest.

Ramada said the militant sectors have commended Duterte’s position against the conduct of Balikatan exercises, national patrimony, on issues concerning the environment, on the problem of water as a public utility and many others.

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