Adelle Geraldo, a leader of Duterte volunteer group in Maasin city, offers a cake to Davao city mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte during his visit last March 22. All photos courtesy of Camera Freaks
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND DAVAO CITY MAYOR RODRIGO “DIGONG” DUTERTE received a warm welcome in his birthplace Maasin City, Southern Leyte during his campaign sortie on March 22.
Thousands of people and volunteers who attended the rally have expressed support to the mayor, and even provided free entertainment and campaign materials for his candidacy.
Its local officials, who have been known as Liberal Party stalwarts, also expressed their gratitude and pride on the accomplishments of the mayor.
“We will pray hard that you will become the president of this country,” said Southern Leyte governor Roger Mercado in a report.
Maasin city, with a population of over 81, 000, has been Duterte’s home before he and his family transferred to Davao City when he was about 11 years old.
However Duterte’s relatives-Roa clan, the side of his mother Soledad- still remain in Maasin city.