‘Lugaw to ligaw’ festive campaign for Leni kicks off

Volunteers dancing at the Pink Fiesta in Bacolod City.

Supporters of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and her runningmate Kiko Pangilinan kicked off the first day of the national campaign with a mass, caravans, mob dances and other festive pink events in various parts of Negros Occidental on Tuesday, February 8.

Former governor Rafael Coscolluela, Robredo campaign manager in Negros Occidental, said they don’t have the usual political machinery but they have thousands of volunteers with a lot of energy.

“We will be mobilizing all the warm bodies that we have into a cohesive campaign to convert all this energy into actual votes,” he said.

The Negros Occidental Robredo People’s Council core groups are outlining specific campaign activities for the next 90 days, including converting their lugaw drive to a ligaw campaign for their presidential bet and her team, he said.

“This fight is not just about Leni, this fight is about learning how to find a good leader who will give us good government,” he said.

Robredo has character, competence, a track record, program of government and the ability to solve problems, which are necessary for a good president, he said.

Supporters joined a “Pink Fiesta” concert at the Robredo-Pangalinan headquarters at Hernaez Street in Bacolod City where they danced and watched performances of various groups, which included the Negros Youth for Leni, Women for Leni, and Scholasticans for Leni, Lasallians for Leni and Drag Queens for Leni.

Drumbeaters from Bago City and volunteers from La Carlota and San Carlos cities also performed at the concert, and among the speakers was Celia Flor who is running for councilor of Bacolod City.

She said, “our support for Leni Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan cannot be bought with money, this is a movement of volunteers.”

Lacson and Araneta streets, including the Fountain of Justice, in Bacolod City were also decorated with pink ribbons.

Alwyn Junio, Robredo People’s Council Negros Occidental’s head for volunteers, said the Bacolod event was just one of the simultaneous salvos held in various parts of the province.

Leni-Kiko volunteers celebrated a mass in Silay City to kickoff the first day of the national campaign, while pink caravans were held in Talisay City, Sagay City and Calatrava.

Volunteers in Sagay City also launched a cafe called “Kapehan ni Leni” and celebrated the first day with coastal clean-up and Zumba events.

Pink mob dances were also held in Hinigaran, EB Magalona, Silay City and La Carlota City.*

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