LP holds rally in Olango

By: Norman V. Mendoza March 05,2016 - 10:14 PM
LP RALLY AT DUMANJUG/MAR. 04, 2016 Vice Presidential candidate Leni Robredo of Liberal Party shaking hands with the crowd inside the Dumanjug Gym. (CDN PHOTO/CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

Vice Presidential Aspirant Leni Robredo is warmly welcomed by supporters during a rally in Hoops Dome, Olango Island. (CDN PHOTO/ CHRISTIAN MANINGO)

Olango Island turned into a sea of yellow as the Liberal Party held a rally in Barangay Talima Thursday.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said holding the rally in Olango gave the residents an opportunity to participate in a political sortie that usually happens only in the mainland.

“Mao sab ni ang unang higayon ug sa tanang mga Presidentiable nga nakaanhi sa Olango (This is the first time a presidentiable visited Olango),” Mayor Radaza said.

Around 7,000 people gathered at the Mini Hoops Dome in Barangay Talima. The rally was in full swing, with local officials and candidates giving their speeches.

LP standard bearer Mar Roxas and his running mate Representative Leni Robredo arrived in separate yellow choppers and landed in a vacant lot a few meters from the Hoops Dome and were welcomed with cheers from their supporters. Their aides were aboard another chopper.

LP rally at Olango Island. (CDN PhotO/NORMAN MENDOZA)

Supporters eagerly wait while choppers bringing LP standard bearer Mar Roxas and Robredo land at a nearby vacant lot. (CDN PHOTO/ NORMAN MENDOZA)

The Hoops Dome was filled with yellow buntings and streamers and most of the attendees wore yellow shirts.

Roxas, in his speech said areas in the country such as Olango should never be forgotten and neglected. He said with the continuity of the President’s “Daang Matuwid”, places like Olango would develop through the Pantawid Pamilya Program and the Bottoms Up Budgeting (BUB), where the budget would emanate from the barangay.

Among the candidates who attended the rally were Gov. Hilario “Jun-Jun” Davide, LP Provincial Chairman, Mayor Radaza and her entire slate, Representative Samsam Gullas and Representative Aileen Radaza.

The Lapu-Lapu City Police provided security arrangements and sent 200 personnel from the Crowed Dispersal Management (CDM) unit, SWAT and intelligence agents in addition to  uniformed policemen.

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