Vice presidential race frontrunner Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today combed, and courted voters, the heavily populated Tondo area in Manila, with thousands of residents expressing the support to his bid.
Marcos brought his “Unity Caravan,” the backbone of his vice presidential campaign to every nook, cranny, and street of Tondo as he motorcaded to more than 40 barangays of Manila’s first, second, and third districts that started in front of San Roque Chapel, Honorio Lopez St., Brgy. 129, Zone 11 at around past 8 a.m. and finished in Malate past the hour of 12 noon.
As he traversed the heart of Manila, people from all walks of life lined up the streets and sidewalks expressing support to Marcos by flashing the peace sign and beaming smiles.
Streamers and banners also lined the streets as Marcos made his way through with festive music and much fanfare.
“Like in all the places that I have visited when I started this campaign, I feel I’m very much welcomed here in Manila especially here in Tondo. I am very thankful to the people of Tondo for allowing me to bring my message of national unity right at their doorsteps,” he said in a statement.
Aside from Tondo, the motorcade crossed and traversed areas that included Divisoria, Blumentritt, Taft Avenue, Sta Cruz, and Binondo, among others.
Joining Marcos’ in the sortie were ABAKADA partylist nominee Jonathan dela Cruz and senatorial candidate incumbent Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez.