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Presidential candidate and Vice President Leni Robredo returns to Tagum, capital city of Davao del Norte, after sealing her alliance with former House speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao del Norte 1st District representative.
Alvarez is hosting a grand rally for Robredo at the open grounds of the New City Hall in Tagum City on Thursday, April 7. It is expected to be a show of force for the opposition leader right in the heartland of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick, Davao. Alvarez was an ally of the President until he was ousted as House speaker in 2018.
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‘Gumising na’: 35,000 dare show up for Robredo in Davao del Norte
In Davao del Norte’s capital city of Tagum, what was once deemed impossible became reality: Pantaleon Alvarez, the man who once sought to impeach Leni Robredo as vice president, led tens of thousands of Davaoeños in chanting her name.
“Leni! Leni! Leni!” cheered the Davao del Norte 1st representative onstage on Thursday night, April 7, his left hand raised in a fist as he hyped up his province mates in supporting Robredo’s uphill battle for the presidency.
The Tagum City government said over 35,000 “Kakampinks” trooped to the New City Hall grounds that day despite the odds Robredo is facing in the land of Duterte.