THE newly formed Partido Kalikasan Party-List
has urged Davao City Mayor
Sara “Inday” Duterte-Carpio
to take up the mantle of continuing the “politics of hope
and change” initiated by the
Duterte administration nationwide.
Partido Kalikasan issued
the call as it launched last
February 27,2021, the movement called RISE or Rise with
Inday Sara for Economic Sustainability at Fuente Osmeña,
Cebu City through a “Run Sara
Run” or “Saravan” motorcade.
Businessman Ruben Virtucio told Cebu Business Week
and DYRC radio that their activities sought to gather five
million signatures nationwide
in a bid to convince her to take
up the challenge of running
for President in 2022.
Sara is the daughter of
President Rodrigo Duterte and brother of Davao City
Rep. Paulo “Pulong” Duterte.
The President discouraged her
daughter to run for the country’s top post. However, Virtucio said Sara must listen to
the sentiment of the people.
The group also hopes that
Sara will succeed in making
the Philippines a federal state
The presidential election
is on the first Monday of May 2022, but the filing of candidacy will be in October 2021.
“We are hoping that with
Mayor Sara will be convinced
to continue the goals of the
Duterte administration that
are characterized by firmness,
propoor and prochange,” said
spokesperson Ruben Virtucio.
The partylist is also circulating an open letter to Mayor
Sara that spelled out the need
to take up the challenge. The
partylist has scheduled a motorcade caravan in Cebu City
as part of its launching activities.
In an interview with Cebu
Business Week and DYRC radio, Virtucio said that if Sara will take over the presidency after her father (President
Duterte) will step down on
June 30, 2022, there will be
continuity of projects. He believed that if another President will sit in Malacañang by
July 1, 2022, all the projects
and programs that have been
started or about to be started
will be stopped.
Virtucio said that while
they are a group of individuals
in Cebu, they tie-up with other
groups like Partido Kalikasan
to maximize their efforts in
convincing Sara to run for
Virtucio, who was also
one of those who urged then
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo
Duterte to run for president
in 2016, said that Duterte supporters believe that Sara will
continue to realize the goals
and implement programs that
her father has started for the
benefit of the people.
In its open letter to Sara,
Partido Kalikasan said that the
machinery and mechanism to
uplift the living condition of
the Filipino people is the advocacy and policy of the Duterte
At this point of time that
we are facing the biggest economic crisis in this century,
the Duterte administration
continued to protect the in terest of the ordinary Filipinos
against the oligarchs and other
organized groups that caused
21 million poorest of the poor
people when President Duterte assumed post in 2016.
Partido Kalikasan said
that the oligarchs and vested
interest groups used the sweat
and blood of the people who
were victimized by institutional and historical lack of justice.
The group believed that
millions of people still believe
that all the injustices and the
needs of all people will be addressed once there is continued governance under a Duterte administration.
Under this politics of
hope, Partido Kalikasan is
positive the people together
with the Duterte administration will push through Bayanihan amid the world crisis because of the Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
With the accomplishments of President Rodrigo
Duterte in the past four years,
Partido Kalikasan said this has
resulted to the growing number of people urging Sara to
run for President to continue
the goals and programs of this
The group said that Sara
herself has accomplished several things as mayor of Davao
City for several years.