IT will be a jampacked visit for national Liberal Party (LP) bets in Cebu on March 3 to 4 as they are set to hold at least four rallies on those dates.
LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas and running mate Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo will visit the northern and midwestern parts of Cebu on March 3, said Assistant Provincial Administrator and LP coordinator Ramil Abing.
Roxas and Robredo will be joined by President Benigno Aquino III in a grand rally at the Mandaue City Sports Complex later in the evening.
They will be accompanied by members of their senatorial slate, Abing said.
Abing said the venue can accommodate 5,000 to 6,000 people.
LP member were encouraged to to bring supporters, added Ed Seno, Mandaue City LP coordination officer.
He said the complex will be closed for two days as part of the security preparation for the presidential visit.
But offices in the compound like the Commission On Elections (Comelec) office and the Mandaue City College will still be open.
In a press conference, Gov. Hilario Davide III said the President will also attend the official turnover of the repaired belfry of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño and a school building in Barangay Guadalupe donated by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) to the Cebu city government during the day.
Davide said the President will fly back to Manila after his official and partisan affairs.
Roxas and Robredo, however, will still be in Cebu the following day for two activities in Cebu City, and they will proceed to Dumanjug town in southern Cebu afterwards for another rally.
In the north, the LP tandem will hold a rally in Daanbantayan town from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will proceed to Toledo City for lunch.
A program will be held in the city from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Abing said.
Daanbantayan Mayor Augusto Corro said the rally in his town will be held at the Lamberto Te Cultural Center in Barangay Poblacion, which can hold up to 3,500 people.
Leaders and supporters from the rest of the 4th district will converge at the venue.
Cebu Provincial Board Member Grecilda Sanchez, a representative of the 3rd district where Toledo belongs, said LP is looking at the Barba Sports Complex in
Barangay Poblacion which can house 3,000 people and the Parola, an outdoor venue fronting the ocean that can accommodate up to 7,000, to be the venue.
Supporters from Tuburan, Asturias, Aloguinsan, and other towns will also attend the event.