Motorcades of various forms and sizes – but all tinged with pink – were held in about 25 provinces and cities as a show of support for vice-president Leni Robredo and her quest to be the country’s next leader.
Volunteers collectively calling themselves on social media as “kakampinks’’ mounted what they called people’s caravans on Saturday morning for Robredo as well as her running mate, Sen Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, who maintain that they are the “true opposition” in the May 2022 national elections.
In separate video messages posted on Facebook, Robredo and Pangilinan thanked the organisers for revving up “the beginning of a long journey” going into the polls.
The official, 90-day campaign season for national candidates won’t start until Feb 8 next year.
In Talisay City in Cebu, several fishermen joined the caravan in the water, adorning their boats with pink flags. A carabao with a pink ribbon on its horns was also photographed in Sumilao, Bukidnon province.
Iloilo City mayor Jerry Treñas, who on Friday pledged support for Robredo, said his “most bike-friendly city cycled their support to a compassionate leader”.Sen Risa Hontiveros, one of the 12 senatorial candidates in Robredo’s slate, joined about 450 bikers in this “Bike for Leni” event.
In Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, about 50 cars and motorcycles chose pink as their political colour.
“Not all people in Davao City are DDS (Diehard Duterte Supporters),” said lawyer Romeo Cabarde Jr, one of the local Robredo supporters. — Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN