Nacionalista Party senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. drew loud cheers from the crowd when he graced the 15th Coco Festival Annual Street Dancing Competition on Wednesday in San Pablo City, Laguna.
The Ilocos Norte representative also handed out and signed wall calendars to the spectators during the competition.
Marcos earlier paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Vicente Amante at the San Pablo City Hall. The two officials proceeded to lead the parade from the city hall to San Pablo Central School.
The Coco Festival is a weeklong celebration of the city fiesta. It is named after the coconut – the city’s main export product.
“An event like this is good for tourism,” said Marcos, himself an advocate of ecotourism.
True enough, the Coco Festival has been drawing hundreds of tourists from all over the country for over a decade now.
They’re coming primarily to witness the street dancing competition, float parade and the fireworks display.
Marcos capped his visit by giving words of encouragement to the patients at the San Pablo Hospital. He also lifted the spirits of the administrator and employees of the hospital by honoring their sacrifices to help the sick people.