HE may have been absent from the CNN Philippines presidential debate, but former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was busy barnstorming in vote-rich Pangasinan province where, his camp said, citing “consolidated data from the Philippine National Police (PNP),” more than 2 million people stepped out of their homes for every caravan and rally during his UniTeam’s two-day visit.
One of them. Cezar Acosta, 77, of Barangay Dumapot, Santa Maria, Pangasinan, patiently waited for Marcos to arrive in their area to show his artwork. The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer noticed Acosta and immediately stopped to sign his artwork. Acosta burst into tears of joy and recalled his experiences under the administration of former president and Bongbong’s father, Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr.
Acosta said he has loved the Marcoses ever since, and his whole family will go solid for Bongbong.
A farmer leader, 47-year old Jemuel Bagitan, said he woke up early to join the caravan. He and fellow motorcycle riders joined the caravan which they call “the road to success.”
Some supporters went on top the roofs of their tricycles, climbed a tree or roof, and used ladders just to see their presidential bet. In every street the caravan passed by, supporters shouted, “BBM” or “Marcos pa rin!” whenever they saw their candidate.
Non-stop honking coming from motorcycles, bikers, and vehicles also greeted the BBM-Sara Uniteam caravan.