President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive in Bohol today to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco, Jr. and his running mate Tommy Abapo, five days before the midterm polls.
The President is slated to arrive in Bohol late this afternoon via a chopper.
The political rally organized by the Evasco-Abapo team will be held in Garcia Hernandez town.
Duterte, a longtime ally of Evasco, is also expected to endorse the candidacies of his senatorial lineup.
However, only senatorial bets Bong Go and JV Ejercito were reportedly set to join the President.
This will be the third time that Evasco will be personally endorsed by a member of the Duterte family in Bohol amid the former Maribojoc mayor’s campaign which is heavily banking on the popularity of the President.
Evasco rose to be one of the possible gubernatorial contenders last year after serving as Duterte’s Cabinet secretary.
On March 20, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio endorsed Evasco’s gubernatorial bid during a campaign caravan of her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Tagbilaran City. She later returned on April 30 to do the same in another political rally.