Leni-Kiko rally draws 140K people in Sorsogon, Legazpi cities

Politics

The tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan, who are eyeing the two highest positions in the country, together with their senatorial slate, drew huge crowds of people during their grand rallies held in two provinces of Bicol region on Friday.

In a social media post, Solid Leni Bicol, the organizer of the events, said they estimated 40,000 attendees in the People’s Rally in Sorsogon City while in Legazpi City, crowd estimates climbed to more than 100,000 individuals.

However, Rolly Esguerra, public safety officer here, said no road closure was ordered along the Sawangan Park where the rally took place.

“Wala naman po rerouting. Strictly no parking ang Sawangan Park. Stop, drop and go lang lahat ng vehicles. Then go straight ahead and exit to Barangay Puro to Barangay Binanuahan, then to Rizal Street. (We don’t have rerouting. Strictly no parking at Sawangan Park. Stop, drop, and go for all the vehicles. Then go straight ahead and exit to Barangay Puro to Barangay Binanuahan, then to Rizal Street.),” he said.

On Thursday, local officials suspended Friday’s school classes and work in government offices for the Robredo-Pangilinan grand rallies in the region.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Elections said a total of 3.9 million Bicolanos will cast their votes in the elections on May 9.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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