Group hosts event to support gov’t programs

MANILA Members of a group supporting the advocacies of President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday expressed their full backing for the national government's programs during an event at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Members of the the Liga Independencia Pilipinas, clad mostly in white with red bandanas, with a few in blue shirts, trooped to the grandstand expressed their well wishes and prayers to the chief executive, particularly to the success of several government initiatives such as the "Build, Build, Build" program and federalism.

A 57-year-old Vernabe Cariaso from Liga Independencia Tarlac chapter said he came with dozens of his fellow TarlaceAos.

"I believe in his (President Duterte's) programs, that's why I decided to join this event. We came straight from the province," he said in Filipino.

The same goes for Natividad Suguiao, one of the indigenous people of Kalinga, who took to stage her call to shed the country's unitary form of government in favor of federalism.

"Through federalism, we are ensured that we can facilitate change and make our ancestral domains the vessels of prosperity," she said.

The two-day event titled "People's Heroes Day Rally" will stretch until Friday, where more Duterte supporters are expected to join.

Present during the event were Director Anne Rivera of the Department of Agriculture and lawyer Larry Gadon. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency