BY ROGER M. BALANZA
The movement trying to convince Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for President is invading Ilonggo territories in vote-rich Western Visayas.
Starting off with Negros Occidental, the Pilipinas Duterte 2016 movement will flood this week the province’s capital city of Bacolod with its now popular banner emblazoned with the addition of a catchy Ilonggo phrase “Aton Ini!” (He is Ours!).
The initial foray into a major Ilonggo city will lead to a conflagration of support in Ilonggo territories for Duterte, said a confident Mar Masanguid, head of the movement. Masanguid said the efforts to convince Duterte to run is now catching fire in the Visayas Region, where Ilonggo and Cebuano are the dominant dialect. The Ilonggo vote would come as a heavy addition to the Cebuano vote if Duterte, who has his roots in Cebu, decides to take a crack at the Malacanang top…
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