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Daily Tribune : BBM-Duterte unity caravan in Zamboanga

News & Interviews
13 December 2021

By Nonoy Lacson | Daily Tribune

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Thousands of supporters for Bongbong Marcos Jr. (BBM) and Sara Duterte coming from the 98 barangays in this city joined a “unity caravan” that lasted for about five hours Sunday.

The caravan was participated in by an estimated 20,000 registered voters coming from the east and west district of the city.

Participants from the east and west districts simultaneously trooped to the center of the city at 7 a.m. while those coming from the central district started at 8 a.m. and jointly ended at RT Lim Boulevard.

Eric L. Laviña, chair of the BBM core group in Zamboanga peninsula and Jaydrick Yap, the regional coordinator for Ituloy and Pagbabago Movement 2022, jointly organized the unity caravan which was also participated in by some local politicians and their political leaders.

A piper plane hovering over the crowd gathered at RT Lim Boulevard dropped red, green, and white confetti, a few hours before the participants voluntarily dispersed themselves and returned to their respective barangays.

Colorful sailboats of Badjaos were also seen at the coastal sea waters of RT Lim Boulevard, showing their unwavering support to the Marcos-Duterte tandem.

Bongbong Marcos and his running mate, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte, failed to show up as they also spearheaded the “Mega Christmas Caravan Salubungan” in Manila.

Former Zamboanga City Mayor and Representative Celso Lobregat yesterday expressed elation upon seeing the huge crowd of people supporting Marcos and Duterte.

“I am surprised to see these people here supporting Marcos and Duterte to be our next leaders of the country,” Lobregat said.

I also salute Yap and Laviña for their initiatives in holding a unity caravan without even spending for the affair. “My salute to both of them,” he said.

“We have seen that people coming from all walks of life join the unity caravan, bringing their own snacks while some groups shared some of their food to those who didn’t have,” Lobregat added.