It’s all systems go!
Supporters in Negros Occidental will converge in various gatherings on May 3, Tuesday, to give Vice President Leni Robredo and her team both a rousing welcome reception and a Negrense-style send-off on the eve of the 2022 elections.
Vice President Robredo will be welcomed by thousands of leaders and supporters from the Fourth and Fifth Districts as well as other followers, at the Bantayan Park in Bago City.
The gates open at 3 p.m., organizers said.
It will be recalled that VP Leni promised to visit Bago City on her next sortie, following the inadvertent rerouting of her party on their way back to Bacolod from a mini-rally in La Carlota last April 11.
This prompted the presidential candidate to apologize on stage during her Grand Rally at Paglaum Sports Complex and make a promise to return.
The Bago visit will be followed by a fellowship with more than 500 supporters from all over the province, comprised of local leaders, volunteers, basic
sector representatives and other interest groups who will jointly proclaim Team Leni-Kiko as their candidates of choice come May 9, 2022.
Vice President Robredo and her slate will then proceed to another gathering where more than 300 representatives of Grupo Progreso, the local party
of incumbent Mayor Evelio “Bing”Leonardia, will declare their support for Team Leni-Kiko.
The Filipino-Chinese business community will join the multi-sectoral
gathering with VP Robredo.
Former Governor Rafael Coscolluela, campaign manager of RPC Negros Occidental, said “the support of scores of volunteers, basic sector groups and key community leaders – and others who choose to remain silent for now – is a sure sign that VP Leni is slowly but surely on the road to victory.”
Negrenses will give the Vice President’s party a grand send-off the following morning, with another stationary caravan leading to the Silay City Airport. Organizers will announce further details regarding the caravan, Coscolluela said.