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Over 1,200 bikers joined the Tibay at Husay Bike Fest 2022 organized by supporters of presidential candidate, Vice-Pres. Leni Robredo at the Panaad Park and Stadium yesterday.
Laban Leni Negros Occidental spokersperson, Atty. Pinky Ocampo said the event was “very successful and we were overwhelmed by the sheer number of walk-ins.” She said that initially they already had over 800 early registrants but hundreds more signed up yesterday.
The bikers took-off from Panaad at 7:00 AM going through Brgy. Handumanan, Brgy. Cabug, Brgy. Abuanan, Sum-ag, then to Alijis road and back to Panaad.
Grand winner of a new bike was 18-year old John Rey Pendoy of Bago City. John Rey woke up at 3am to bike from his residence all the way to Panaad, this despite sleeping late the past few nights because of his exams.
In his Facebook post, John Rey thanked the organizers as well as some of his friends who contributed P100 for his bus fare going home since he now has to bring two bikes home. Upon winning the major prize, he called his aunt who told him, he was deserving of a new bike because he is truly a good boy. His aunt was the one who gave him his old bike.
Rodel Henares Concha, one of the organizers said he had “goosebumps. Grabe, there were just so many bikers for Leni and they came in as individuals, group of friends, and families – young and old. It was very heartwarming to see that many in our city and province are for Leni Robredo.”
Concha added that while there is much work to be done, “we remain hopeful that many can see the goodness in VP Leni and why she merits to be our next president.”
Ocampo also said that apart from the bike run, there was a session on Zumba for enthusiasts while the bikers were treated to Leni Lugaw upon their return.