IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas’ miting de avance

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IN PHOTOS: Mar Roxas’ miting de avance

Patricia Reyes Nabong

The administration party makes a last pitch for votes

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of people in yellow flocked to the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City for the Liberal Party (LP) miting de avance on May 7, two days before the elections. 

Roxas and Robredo's supporters cheer during their miting de avance on May 7, 2016 at Quezon City Circle. Thousands of supporters attended the event to show support for Roxas, Robredo, and the Liberal Party's senatorial bets. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

They were there to show support for LP standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and his running mate, Leni Robredo – as well as their senatorial slate. 

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and running mate Rep. Leni Robredo during the miting de avance at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

The miting de avance was attended by LP supporters from all social classes who said they want change but also the continuity of “Daang Matuwid.”

Thousands of supporters from all age groups atteneded presidential candidate Mar Roxas' and vice presidential bet Leni Robredo's miting de avance.

One of them is Milagros Torres, a maid from Novaliches. “Makakatulong sila na magbigay ng kabuhayan sa’ting kababayan na katulad namin na mahirap lang din Papalawakin pa po nila ang 4Ps na hindi lang ako ang masasali sa 4Ps, marami pa po siyang matutulungan.”

(He will help by providing more jobs to poor people like us. He will widen the reach of 4Ps to include more beneficiaries of the program)

Roxas shakes hands with his supporters during his miting de avance on May 7, 2016 at Quezon City Circle.

More than a political rally, one could easily mistake Mar Roxas’ miting de advance for a concert. The mood was festive all throughout.

In between speeches by politicians who are running for office, performers like Gary Valenciano, Daniel Padilla, and Kathryn Bernardo performed onstage. (IN PHOTOS: Stars at Mar Roxas’ miting de avance)

Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

“Yellow stands for hope, yellow stands for humility, yellow stands for forgiveness, yellow stands for, ‘kaya natin ‘to! (We can do this!)” exclaimed Valenciano.

Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

“This is the fight that defines us as a generation. This is the fight that brings us to a better future,” said Roxas. (FULL TEXT: Roxas: ‘This is the fight of our lives’)

Mayor Herbert Bautista and President Noynoy Aquino join presidential candidate Mar Roxas and vice presidential bet Leni Robredo during the LP's miting de avance in QC Circle on May 7, 2016. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

In response, the supporters, often labeled the “silent minority,” broke their silence. 

The Liberal Party ended its miting de avance with a fireworks display for the thousands of supporters that showed up at QC Circle on May 7, 2016. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler


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