CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — Presidential aspirant Leni Robredo visits Cagayan de Oro City with a few senatorial candidates during her Grand Rally in Plaza Divisoria. #CDOIsPink trends on social media as supporters posted event highlights.
Today, February 22, 2022, presidential candidate Leni Robredo makes her way to Cagayan de Oro City after her previous visit to the neighbouring city, Iligan.
Before her arrival at the set stage in Plaza Divisoria, she first made her way around the city, accompanied by CDO Mayor Oscar Moreno.
While waiting for VP Leni Robredo and her lineup to arrive, the program started at around 4:30 in the afternoon. Atty. Ernesto Neri was called on stage to interview the five sectoral representatives that support the Leni-Kiko tandem. These are people from the transport sector, the academe, the youth sector, the farmer’s sector, and the fisherfolks sector.
At 5:50 pm marks the arrival of the senatorial lineup under the Leni-Kiko Tandem such as Dick Gordon, Teddy Baguilat, and Alex Lacson. Each of the senatorial aspirants gave their solidarity messages and clear outlines of their campaigns, from commerce, jobs, education, environmental agenda, LGBTQ+ support, education and more.
Representatives of senatorial candidates Risa Hontiveros, Sonny Matula, Leila De Lima, and Chel Diokno also shared solidarity messages for their candidates who were not in attendance.
Many volunteer sectoral groups made their performances before the arrival of VP Leni Robredo. For instance, one performance is from the LGBTQ+ supporters, with two drag queens performing a Lip Sync Challenge that is famous in RuPaul’s Drag Race – an American reality competition TV show.
A few provincial board members of Misamis Oriental also showed up at Plaza Divisoria to support the Leni-Kiko Tandem. These are Maricel Casiño Rivera, Oliver Ubaub, Jesus Jardin, Jun Macasarte, and Bernard Benavidez.
At around 7:15 pm, Leni Robredo finally arrives at the Plaza Divisoria stage with Mayor Oscar Moreno.
The Mayor gave his own solidarity message and was tasked to officially introduce the presidential aspirant. Oscar Moreno is also set to run for governor in Misamis Oriental with running mate former congressman Ariel Hernandez.
By 7:30, VP Leni Robredo makes her speech to the Kagay-anons. She mentions her previous visits to CDO as well as her promise through her official campaign motto, “isang gobyernong tapat para aangat ang buhay ng lahat.”
The presidential aspirant proceeds to thank and read supporters’ names in placards and tarpaulins, then ends her statement at 7:45 pm by once again endorsing her senatorial slate and the governor aspirant Mayor Oscar Moreno.
The event was also streamed live on the Vice President’s official Facebook Page.
#CDOisPink Trends on Social Media
The #CDOisPink becomes a nationwide trend on Twitter as supporters of VP Leni Robredo share their highlights of the event.
“Just saw the rally of #MadamPresident Leni at CDO. The energy of the people there was like they were watching a rockstar #CDOisPink,” says one tweet by a supporter.
Some also shared drone shots of the crowd:
The Leni-Kiko Tandem is set to visit Bukidnon on February 23, Cebu on February 24, and Iloilo on February 25.
For updates, you may check out this post: #ElectionWatch2022: Schedule of campaign activities of the national candidates.
Or, visit her official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VPLeniRobredoPH. – WhatALife!