Maharlika TV : Leni’s 15% comprise attendees of musical concert rally

21 March 2022

By Maharlika TV

MANILA — It’s not about the number of attendees. It was about the quality of the crowd that actually arrived during the rally.

That in essence was the message of senatorial bet Atty. Larry Gadon who said that the camp of Leni Robredo has nothing to brag about the kind of crowd that attended the Pasig concert rally last Sunday since it was nothing but already a part of the 15 percent that supports her candidacy based on the latest SWS survey results.

He added that what was worse was that the youth, who were not yet of voting age, composed a large part of the alleged mammoth crowd.

Gadon noted that even if they filled the whole of Emerald Avenue in Ortigas Center with 80,000 people, it still does not necessarily translate into additional voters for the LeniNPA.

“Ang problema, hindi lahat ng 80,000 na sinasabi nilang pumunta ay talagang pro-Leni. Ang karamihan diyan ay nagpuntahan dahil sa mga singer, banda at artista. Field trip na may concert rally iyon at hindi talaga campaign rally,” he stressed.

Entertainment giants who were at the LeniNPA musical rally included Gary Valenciano, musical bands Rivermaya, Itchyworms, Ben & Ben, True Faith, and many more ABS-CBN stars.

The YouTube sensation and senatorial bet said comparing the Ortigas rally with the campaign rally held by the BBM-Sara UniTeam along Martinez-Nueva de Pebrero Streets in Mandaluyong City, the crowd was just as large but the difference was that the attendees were real voters from the city.

He noted the UniTeam rally had more organic attendees, legitimate, and more believable because the crowd was composed of purely Mandaluyong residents and no one was from San Juan, Makati, Sta. Mesa, Pasig or other areas.

While the attendees in the pink rally were not all from Pasig City; a large chunk was fetched from the nearby cities and provinces.

Comparing aerial photos of the two rallies, there were more people in the UniTeam rally since the photos show that not only were the stretches of Nueve de Pebrero and Martinez Streets were jampacked with supporters, they even spilled over in the next streets.

“Partida iyan ha? Ang artista lang noong Mandaluyong rally ay si Tony Gonzaga na kamag-anak ni BBM ang asawa. Saka si Karla Estrada na nominee ng Tingog Partylist. Pero kung walang artista ang Pinklawan, malamang nilangaw na sila,” Gadon said.

The feisty lawyer also pointed out that what is even more dreadful for Robredo’s camp is that it is clear that the 80,000 supporters that they are gloating over were already part of her15 percent ratings, while the larger crowd in the BBM-Sara UniTeam’s rally was only part of the 46 percent ratings of UniTeam standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. based on the latest SWS survey results.

“Bobo na lang ang hindi makaintindi nito,” he said.

To further prove their claim of growing supporters, Gadon challenged the Robredo camp to produce unedited motorcade photos that show large crowds awaiting for their caravans to pass by.

“Alam n’yo ba kung bakit wala silang mga kuha sa caravan? Kasi nilalangaw ang motorcade nila at lahat ng tagasuporta nila ay hakot at bayad kaya doon na lang sa rally naghihintay. Samantalang kay BBM, talagang lumalabas ang tao sa kani-kanilang bahay at gumigitna pa sa kalsada para harangin at makamayan lamang si Marcos,” he explained. (ai/mtvn)