What is among vice presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's most fervent prayers to God?
The protection of Filipinos' votes come election day on May 9, 2022.
This was revealed by Duterte herself when she and her 2022 poll partner, presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos visited Jesus Christ the Deliverer Church in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Tuesday, March 8.
The survey-leading and self-dubbed "UniTeam" also paid a courtesy call on Bishop Ted Malangen.
“Dalawa lang po ang dasal namin ngayong araw na ito...unang-una ay kailangan po tayong lumapit sa Diyos para po maprotektahan ang ating boto sa darating na eleksyon, magdasal tayo ng honest, orderly, peaceful elections para sa ating bansa (We prayed for two things today...first, we ask God to protect our votes in the upcoming elections, let's pray for an honest, orderly, and peace elections for our country)," Duterte told local supporters.
“Pangalawa po ay ang, dahil napaka-divisive po ng pulitika at ng kampanya at ng eleksyon, ipagdasal po natin na pag-isahin tayo ng Diyos sa kapayapaan (Second, because of the divisiveness of politics and the election campaign, let's also pray for God to unite us in the name of peace)," added the lady official official.
"At lalo na, lagi naming panawagan na magka-isa tayo na bumangon mula sa pandemyang Covid-19 dito sa ating bansa. 'Yan po sana ang ating idasal araw-araw hanggang May 9, and even beyond May 9--'yung kapayapaan at pagkakaisa ng ating bansa (And most of all, it's always been our appeal for us to unite and rise together as a country from this Covid-19 pandemic. That's what we should be praying for every day until May 9, and even beyond May 9--for our country to achieve peace and unity)," Duterte said.
Duterte, 43, is the eldest daughter of President Duterte. She chairs the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) party.