PHILIPPINES— The supporters of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, made history when they met at the country’s longest bridge to show their strength on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
The “salubong,” or meeting of north and south, was held on the San Juanico Bridge, which connects the province of Leyte and Samar. The event was symbolic of the unity of Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao and the support given to the BBM-Sara UniTeam.
Marcos Jr. said the historic joining of forces of supporters of BBM-Sara UniTeam signals the continuity and enhancement of legacy programs initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Napakaganda ng pangyayari na ito dahil ang pagsasama ng isang Marcos at Duterte ay isang magandang simbolo ng pagkakaisa ng bansa. Ako from north at si Inday Sara from the south at nagkita dito sa Eastern Samar (This is a beautiful event because a Marcos and a Duterte joined forces symbolizing national unity. I am from the north, and Inday Sara is from the south and we met here in Eastern Samar),” he said.
The 2,200 meters San Juanico Bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway project of former president Ferdinand Marcos and was dedicated to his wife Imelda Marcos.