Duterte endorses singer-songwriter running for senator

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By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday endorsed the senatorial candidacy of singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar.

“Vote for Freddie Aguilar,” Mr. Duterte told stakeholders present at the inauguration of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) on Monday evening, Nov. 5.

He added: “He is one exemplary nationalist guy….He is my friend. He is a brilliant guy. He can talk and he can help the country. Maybe he can relate or translate his songs in Congress, and give him a chance also. Give him a platform to tell us about what he feels.”

As for PITX’s inauguration, the President said: “As the first integrated and multi-modal terminal in the southwestern part of Metro Manila, PITX is a landmark project — a ‘landport’ that feels and functions like an airport.”


He said the new terminal “will help ease traffic by limiting provincial buses plying Metro Manila roads, specifically along Roxas Boulevard and the EDSA-Taft area, [and] it will also serve as a transfer point between the provincial buses from Cavite, western Batangas, and other in-city modes of transportation.”

“With the Build, Build, Build program in full swing, I assure our people that the government is exerting all efforts to construct the necessary infrastructure that would sustain our country’s continued development,” the President said further.