PHOTO OP. Vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte-Carpio is shown granting a photo opportunity request by a supporter in Isabela province on Tuesday (Feb. 15, 2022). If elected, the Davao City mayor vowed to work for policies to earn investments from abroad to boost the economy. (Photo by Villamor Visaya Jr.)

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela – Vice presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Tuesday vowed to work for policies to boost the economy by wooing foreign investments.

“Hindi puwedeng dito lang ang pera at ilipat sa kabila. Kailangan natin ang foreign investors at makukuha natin ang tiwala nila sa ating maayos na bansa at pagkakaisa (We cannot just put our money at one hand to the other. We need foreign investors and will earn their trust and confidence through our good governance and unity),” she told a crowd of around 5,000 people during a a campaign rally here.

She also pushed for a continuing drive against illegal drugs, which her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, started.

Duterte was with senatorial candidates, former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, former Palace Spokesperson Harry Roque, and former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Jr., who all joined a TikTok dance amid cheers from spectators.

She pledged to help craft policies on job opportunities and open up livelihood for pandemic-struck villagers, achieve quality education, and peaceful living nationwide.

Quality education will entail skills training to boost competencies, Duterte said, adding that education is the backbone of good employment.

She added that livelihood opportunities must be sustained for the undergraduates and out-of-school villagers.

She cited her experience as Davao City mayor as crucial and helpful in pushing for her platform of governance.

“Davao is among the 10th richest countrywide. We have no loans and these were paid during my term,” the younger Duterte added.

The vice presidential hopeful led a motorcade from Cauayan airport through her Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride (MNPR) group and a caravan along the city roads here and in the towns of Reina Mercedes, Naguilian, Gamu, and Ilagan City. (PNA)