By Joseph Pedrajas | Manila Bulletin
The alliance of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and vice presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has asked its supporters to postpone their planned caravans following the escalation of Metro Manila’s quarantine alert level status.
Marcos Jr. and Duterte-Carpio’s UniTeam alliance told the duo’s supporters to move to a later date their caravan set on Jan. 2 in Caloocan City in a bid not to compromise their health.
“The safety of everyone is of paramount importance to us. That is why we are advising all our supporters to exercise self restraint in their political mobilization plans in compliance with the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force For the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) decision,” the duo said in a joint statement.
“We are also appealing to our supporters to suspend mass gatherings and obey the guidelines under the Alert level 3,” they added.
On Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, Malacañang announced that Metro Manila will be placed again under Alert Level 3 from January 3 to 15, 2022 following yet another spike in new COVID-19 cases as well as threats of local transmission of the Omnicron variant.