More than 500 vehicles joined a caravan in Negros Occidental in support of Senator Bong Go, who is running for vice president under the PDP-Laban Cusi wing, on Saturday, November 6, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said.
The vehicles came from the second and third districts in the north, and fourth and fifth districts in the south of Negros Occidental, and Bacolod City, he said.
The vehicles, decorated with Bong Go tarpaulins converged in Bacolod City, before dispersing, Ferrer said.
Ferrer said he along with former Rep. Alfredo Benitez, Rep. Stephen Paduano (Abang Lingkod Partylist), mayors and supporters of the senator organized the caravan on short notice but a lot of people wanted to join.
“We along with the beneficiaries of Go’s assistance to Negros wanted to show our support for him,” Ferrer said.
The caravan of support is their way of thanking Go for projects that provided medical assistance for the poor, and financial aid to indigent and displaced workers in Negros Occidental, he said.
Ferrer also thanked all those who joined the initial caravan for Go.
Paduano said he commits “to massively campaign” for Go’s election as vice president.
“While some candidates only visit our island during election time, Sen. Go has been our strong and consistent fortress in ensuring public service for Bacolodnons and Negrenses”, Paduano said.
Vice President Leni Robredo, when asked for her reaction on the alleged hope of the camp of presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for President Rodrigo Duterte to run as vice president, said “ Nasa kanila naman iyon (it is up to them).”
“We are focusing on our own campaign,” she said in an ambush interview in Murcia, Negros Occidental, Saturday.*