Manila Bulletin : 'BBM hotdog?': Marcos supporters' hearts, stomachs full amid festive snack-giving

By Ellson Quismorio | Manila Bulletin

If there’s a “UniTeam burger“, then there’s also a “BBM hotdog”.

Walter, a volunteer at the BBM (Bongbong Marcos) headquarters in Mandaluyong City, says he has delivered a dozen trays of free hotdogs on stick already at past 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. He said each tray can hold 30 to 40 hotdogs.

But where does Walter bring the hotdogs? He takes it to the throngs of supporters and well-wishes of presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos who have happily camped outside the headquarters since early this morning.

“This is all free, this for the people outside,” Walter said in Filipino. The hotdogs flew off the tray.

Roughly an hour later, the supporters were treated again, this time with free burgers and drinks.

There has been a festive, celebratory mood here at the Ilocano Palace bet’s headquarters ever since partial and unofficial results of the May 9 polls showed him en route to a rare majority vote win.

Bongbong, his wife Liza, and sons Sandro, Simon, and Vincent were all at the headquarters early Tuesday morning to monitor the election results.

Sandro, whose poll victory as Ilocos Norte 1st district congressman appears imminent, even took time to address the crowd, which cheered wildly amid blaring UniTeam campaign music.