WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Two weeks before the elections, the campaign trail brings PROMDI standard-bearer Manny Pacquiao to Eastern Visayas, the home region of Marcos matriarch Imelda Romualdez Marcos.
On Tuesday, April 26, Pacquiao started the Samar leg, visiting Catarman in Northern Samar and Calbayog and Catbalogan cities in Samar. Even if the weather did not cooperate, there was no stopping supporters eager to see and hear Pacquiao speak.
The coming days will be jampacked with activities, as the boxing champion-turned-politician is set to barnstorm the rest of the region – Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran – holding pocket rallies at every stop.
Pacquiao is also set to hold a sortie in Tacloban City, the bailiwick of Romualdezes, on Wednesday, April 27. Just the week before, Pacquiao braved Ilocos Norte, the heart of the Marcoses’ political base.
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Pacquiao on people in Marcos bailiwicks: ‘Nakita ko, open-minded sila sa iba’
Based on the crowds who went to his rallies in Ilocos Norte and Leyte, Senator Manny Pacquiao says people in these known Marcos bailiwicks are ‘open-minded’ when it comes to choosing their leader.
Pacquiao hits critics: ‘I helped thousands of people’
Pacquiao hits critics: Marami sinisiran ako. Sinasabi, “Ano bang nagawa niyan?” Namimigay ako ng libreng tahanan. Libo-libo nabigyan ko.— Aika Rey (@reyaika) April 27, 2022
Pacquiao tells Tacloban residents he gave P100-M Yolanda aid
Presidential bet Manny Pacquiao shares how he helped when Yolanda hit Tacloban, says he gave P100M to help those who were affected by typhoon. | via @reyaika #PHVote #WeDecide #PHVotePacquiao pic.twitter.com/LdXksTV2O7— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 27, 2022
Pacquiao arrives at RTR Plaza in Tacloban
LOOK: Painting of Pacquiao by supporter
Pacquiao pays courtesy visit on Leyte Governor Petilla
Pacquiao pays a courtesy visit on Leyte Governor Leopoldo Petilla.— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 27, 2022
The Petilla brothers – the outgoing governor and former Energy Sec Jericho Petilla during Aquino admin – have already thrown their support behind Marcos Jr. #PHVote #WeDecide | @reyaika pic.twitter.com/uoPvK9pwyf
Pacquiao makes a pitstop to meet Yaokasin family
LOOK: Pacquiao makes a pitstop at Toyota Tacloban to meet owner Jimmy Yaokasin, a friend of the PROMDI standard bearer according to his camp, Tacloban mayoralty bet and outgoing Vice Mayor Sambo Yaokasin, and family. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @reyaika pic.twitter.com/DZdL57lzq2— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 27, 2022
LOOK: Thousands await Pacquiao in Tacloban
LOOK: Hyped up crowd as Pacquiao is set to arrive for his Tacloban City rally after his motorcade around the city. Organizers say supporters came from different areas in Eastern Visayas. #PHVote #WeDecide | via @reyaika pic.twitter.com/lQCYztD1yf— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) April 27, 2022