Supporters of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo, clad in pink, joined the nationwide “Palugaw ni Leni,” serving over 12,000 bowls of rice porridge in 13 cities and municipalities all over Negros Occidental on t Saturday, November 20.
From fancy set-ups to mobile trisikads reaching inner roads, Kakampinks went all-out, exceeding their initial target of 5,000 lugaw bowls by more than double, Lawyer Pinky Mirano Ocampo, Laban Leni Negros Occidental (LLNO) spokesperson, said Sunday.
They consolidated the figures by members of various groups, including the Negros Youth for Leni, Team Leni Robredo, Victorias Para Kay Leni, Kabataan Para Kay Leni Silay, Lenitarians and individual volunteers among others, she said.
In Bacolod City, more than 4,000 beneficiaries were served with rice porridge, pink pandesal, and pink juice in 11 barangays.
“Volunteers also conducted teach-ins, gave out posters, komiks and flyers so people will get to know who our chosen candidates are,” Ocampo said.
The atmosphere was festive based on the pictures various groups sent and some volunteers even danced on the streets as they distributed packed bread, she added.
In Silay City the Kabataan para kay Leni Robredo served 2,000 beneficiaries in eight areas, the Victorias for Leni volunteers also exceeded their target, serving over 2,300 people in various barangays while Team Leni Saravia volunteers in EB Magalona also served 150 people in their community, she said.
La Carlota City Kakampinks set-up a stall at the Public Plaza and were able to share their goods with 800 beneficiaries. Some volunteer groups opted to give out pink puto and pink siopaos, she added.
In Hinobaan town 250 were served lugaw, Sipalay City – 400, Kabankalan City – 450 and Bago City – 200, Ocampo said.
In the north, volunteers in Manapla town served 500 beneficiaries in four areas, 300 in the town of Toboso, 500 in San Carlos City, while in Murcia town, 300 were also served, she added.*