Robredo meets with local officials, supporters in Cavite

Janvic Mateo - The Philippine Star
Robredo meets with local officials, supporters in Cavite
Vice President Leni Robredo waves at supporters who gathered outside the Philippine International Convention Center in time for the filing of her candidacy for president before the Commission on Elections on October 7, 2021.
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MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday met with supporters and local officials in Cavite.

Like in her previous visits in the provinces, Robredo, her running mate Sen. Francis Pangilinan and some senatorial candidates were welcomed by stationary caravans of pink-clad supporters.

In the province considered a bailiwick of presidential aspirant Sen. Panfilo Lacson, Robredo and Pangilinan met with local officials, including Gov. Jonvic Remulla.

She also met with Cavite 6th District Rep. Luis Ferrer IV and General Trias City Mayor Antonio Ferrer.

The Vice President visited the Imus Cathedral to lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of The Bell House, which houses the four Heritage Bells of Imus Cathedral from the 1800s.

She likewise met with Imus Bishop Rey Evangelista and other parish priests in the diocese.

During their Cavite visit, Robredo, Pangilinan and Senate bets Chel Diokno and Sonny Matula took part in “palugaw” outreach activities organized by supporters.

90-day walk

Meanwhile, farmers groups have thrown their full support behind the bid of Robredo and Pangilinan.

The Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (Pakisama) and the Banasi Farmers of Camarines Sur have launched a 90-day walk from Palawan to Quezon City for the tandem.

Randy Sirio, Bansai president and member of the national council of Pakisama, said Pangilinan has been with them since he became a senator, helping farmers and fishermen in the provinces.

Pangilinan thanked the farmers’ groups for their support.

The vice presidential candidate recently visited Camarines Sur and was welcomed by dozens of supporters and volunteers headed by Rep. Gabriel Bordado.

“I’m happy to be in Leni Robredo’s bailiwick. I hope to have fruitful discussions with different sectors, particularly the agriculture sector whose undying support warms my heart,” he said.

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