Leni Robredo Hundreds of thousands of people lined up to celebrate the birthday of presidential candidate Leni Robredo at the Ayala Cebu. The rally attracted Vice President Ganda as a surprise guest. Meanwhile, security was beefed up at the event to prevent any potential incidents.
Vice Ganda made a surprise appearance at the rally
During the Leni Robredo birthday celebration in Pasay City last April 23, Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda surprised a crowd of more than 412,000 people. Vice Ganda, who is known for his comedy shows It’s Showtime and It’s Showtime 2, endorsed the former congresswoman and Vice President.
At the event, several celebrities officially declared their support for Robredo, including Ogie Alcasid, Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez, Kathryn Bernardo, Angel Locsin, Janno Gibbs, Mela Habijan, Bianca Gonzales, Jonalyn Viray, Moonstar88, Ben & Ben, The Company, Rivermaya, Julia Barretto, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, and Cherry Pie Picache.
Aside from the celebrity-celebrities, supporters of Robredo were also seen in full force. Some were huddled along Macapagal, Diokno and Seaside Boulevards. Others were house-to-house campaigning in different areas of the country.
Robredo’s supporters, which included common folk, went all out in their support of the former congresswoman. Many had to find food and water, and endured the heat for hours. The rally was also considered as the biggest one in the country. The rally attracted the largest crowd in the entire campaign.
At the end of the rally, Vice Ganda gave a surprise appearance. He performed Madonna classics for the crowd. He also sang the birthday song for Robredo. He said he was giving the song as a gift to the Filipino people. He urged the crowd to support Robredo and to never tire fighting fake news.
Several A-list celebrities attended the event. The presence of these celebrities encouraged Robredo’s supporters. Beauty queens and social media influencers also joined the rally.
John Arcilla, a popular actor and award-winning television host, also spoke at the event. His speech echoed some of the lines from his role in the biopic Robredo. Afterward, Robredo praised the women of the country for their support. She also called on supporters to be more open to other people’s views and opinions.
Robredo and Kiko Pangilinan’s tandem was also the first congressional campaign of the two. They snagged a historic endorsement from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. They are said to be “overwhelmingly compatible” in their principles. During the rally, the Bangsamoro Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim and UJBP chairman Murad Ebrahim also made an appearance.
Sara Duterte is leni robredo’s running mate
Almost 29 million voters turned out in the Philippines’ tense presidential race. They picked President Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate Sara Duterte as their choices. But the results were so surprising that outsiders were sceptical. Despite Marcos’s popularity, Robredo’s numbers had remained unchanged over the past two surveys. And the campaign’s momentum showed in jam-packed rallies and huge crowds in other parts of the country.
During the presidential campaign, disinformation was peddled through social media channels and TikTok. The propaganda network backed Marcos’s campaign. The Marcos family is known for corruption and brutality. It has long tried to reclaim political power.
Amid the election chaos, the Marcos family has been using social media to spread false allegations against Leni Robredo. Some of the disinformation included the claim that she is a communist. In fact, she is a liberal. She wants the Philippines to become carbon neutral by 2050. She has promised to end extrajudicial killings in the drug war being conducted by President Duterte’s son, Rodrigo.
However, the Marcos family’s political dominance in the Philippines has been challenged by millions of Filipinos. Aside from Bongbong Marcos, the other candidates are Senator Francis Pangilinan, boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao, and Tito Sotto. The three candidates are allied in the “Uniteam” coalition.
Robredo is the vice president of the Philippine government and is the daughter of an outgoing government minister. She is also a member of Lakas-CMD. Her party is traditionally associated with the richest families in the Philippines.
She also has experience as a politician, having served as the mayor of Davao City. During her time in government, she was an outspoken critic of Duterte. She has promised to improve the social welfare of the Philippines. She has pledged to stop extrajudicial killings in the drug war that is being carried out by her father’s son.
The Marcos family has been attempting to reclaim political power through the transfer of power and appointments. They have been adept at avoiding accountability and building alliances. Nonetheless, if Marcos wins the election, he will likely consolidate power through a series of transfers and appointments. He may even get a better senate.
Color convergence in leni robredo’s campaign
During her campaign for the Philippines’ vice presidency, Leni Robredo has been associated with bright yellow. Her campaign aides say that the color yellow is the traditional Filipino liberal party’s color. However, the Robredo camp is still deciding on campaign branding.
One of the volunteer groups behind her campaign is the group “Dapat si Leni” or “Let’s Go for Leni.” The group has produced a series of campaign videos and illustrated portraits. It also has a catchy jingle.
The “Dapat si Leni” group has done independent design work for Robredo’s campaign. The group reportedly selected two saturated colors that are both kinetic and memorable. The pink hue is a more kinetic shade than the yellow.
The Leni Robredo campaign is a good example of how to run a mass-mobilization campaign in the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers self-mobilized to support Robredo. This is a sign of democratic reforms, not just in the electoral process, but in the culture of the Philippines as well.
During her campaign, Robredo said that she wanted to get away from the national spotlight. She is now in the United States on a fellowship with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She hopes to return to her hometown in the central Philippines. In the meantime, she will keep her political coalition intact.
The Robredo campaign also has a coffee table book detailing her plans for the presidency. She would become the third female commander-in-chief since 1898. She hopes to use her position to help in pandemic recovery efforts in the central Philippines. She is also a leading advocate for the poor and neglected.
The Leni Robredo presidential campaign has been criticized for several shortcomings. However, she managed to beat President Rodrigo Duterte’s running mate, Leody de Guzman, by a landslide in the 2016 election. She was able to successfully use a limited vice-presidential budget to execute her campaign.
The Leni Robredo election was a stunning political event in the Philippines. It shows the importance of a mass movement for popular-democratic reforms. She was also the only woman in the race.
Security measures at the rally
Thousands of Filipinos gathered on April 23 for the grand rally of presidential aspirant Leni Robredo. The campaign organisers said they expected a crowd of hundreds of thousands of supporters. Some of them walked for kilometers to get to the venue. The site is expected to be subjected to clashes with opposing groups. The site may also be affected by localized transport disruptions.
The crowd was composed of common folk, politicians, and celebrities. Some of the aforementioned groups also announced their support for Robredo’s bid to become the country’s next president. One of the largest labour organisations in the country, UBJP, has also endorsed her campaign. Aside from UBJP, several prominent figures in the country have backed her. Aside from the aforementioned groups, other marginalised groups have also shown their support for Robredo.
The crowd of Robredo supporters was made up of A-listers and ordinary people. Some of these supporters even waited in the scorching sun for hours, struggling to find food and water. Some snagged shelter in malls.
Robredo’s campaign also received the support of former Islamist rebels. She was endorsed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Saturday. The group fought against the Marcos regime in the 1970s, and later broke away from the Moro National Liberation Front to form its own autonomous Muslim-majority region in Mindanao. MILF is now a major battlefront in the war against terrorism.
The rally was attended by Vice Ganda, who is a staunch Robredo supporter. Vice Ganda defended Robredo and urged the audience to fight against fake news. He said it was “in the best interest of the nation” to choose Robredo. He also called on the supporters to be more open to different opinions and not to get swayed by disinformation.
Some of the A-listers who appeared at the rally included John Arcilla, Regine Velasquez, and Mimiyuuuh. The latter’s 2014 song, “Break Free,” fetched millions of views on social media.
The rally was also attended by Vice Ganda’s cousin-in-law, Esmael Mangudadatu. The pair endorsed Robredo and raised their hands. The crowd was also filled with former Islamist rebels.