VP Leni returns to Negros Occidental
Vice President Leni Robredo returns to Negros Occidental for a tour of the province on Friday, March 11, which will culminate in a grand rally in Bacolod City.
The presidential aspirant will be starting the day with a rally at the Bishop’s Compound in San Carlos City where she will share the stage with Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, who has endorsed her candidacy two weeks ago.
Robredo then proceeds to Sagay City where she would address supporters at a rally to be attended by Mayor Thirdy Maranon and Representative Leo Rafael Bebo Cueva, and then to another rally in Kabankalan, where she would be introduced by Mayor Pedro Zayco.
Thousands are expected to join these early morning rallies.
In Barangay Caradio-an in Himamaylan, Vice President Leni Robredo will chat with beneficiaries of the eight of the OVP’s Community Learning Hubs in Himamaylan.
The hubs are part of Robredo’s COVID-19 response operations in the province, which also include the teacher training program of Bayanihan e-Skwela, PPEs and medical supplies to 36 medical institutions, offices, and LGUs and the vaccine express which vaccinated over 2,000 people.
Meanwhile, the Angat Buhay programs of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) in Negros Occidential include a feeding program in Hinobaan and livelihood subsidies for groups in Hinobaan, Murcia, and Sipalay; the building of classroom buildings, solar kits, and solar-powered electric fans to help public education, as well as subsidies for groups involved in rural development and women empowerment.
After more rallies in Binalbagan City and La Carlota and a whistletop in Hinigaran, Robredo heads to Paglaum sports stadium in Bacolod, where supporters hope to match and perhaps even supersede the warm welcome given by 40,000 counterparts in Iloilo, Negros Oriental in February, and 47,000 in Cavite in early March.
Paglaum is the Ilonggo word for hope, and supporters are encouraged to bring with them the pink parols, stars of hope, a livelihood project, that have been decorating their homes since Christmas, to symbolize the hope a Robredo presidency will bring to the nation. [End]