Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 21-27
MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – After the rather frenzied 2nd presidential debate in Cebu on Sunday, candidates, like the rest of us, slowed down during the Holy Week.
The start of the local campaign period fell on Good Friday and expectedly made candidates, both national and local, avoid going around and shaking hands or risk being labeled "epal." So most of them were out of sight after Wednesday, March 23. Let's expect them to be out on hustings again next week.
The candidates' schedules during the Week of March 21 to 27:
Monday, March 21
- Presidential candidate Grace Poe campaigned in Pasay and Parañaque cities.
- Liberal Party standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II did the rounds of Abra, Ilocos Sur, and La Union.
- PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte campaigned in cities in Cebu. After a 1 pm press conference at the Talisay City Hall, he held a town hall meeting at the Talisay City Hall grounds. He took a chopper to Carcar City to visit Msgr Carlito Puno of the Carcar parish, then met supporters and the press at the Carcar museum at 3:30 pm, before mounting a 4 pm rally at the city plaza. He flew to Lapu Lapu City for a 6:30 pm rally at the Camella Subdivision Homeowner’s Open Field.
- Vice presidential bet Ferdinand Marcos Jr campaigned in Makati City.
Tuesday, March 22
- Poe had private meetings.
- Roxas campaigned in Pampanga.
- Duterte was in Leyte and Southern Leyte.
- Marcos had sorties in Olongapo, then flew to Cagayan de Oro.
Wednesday, March 23
- Duterte was in Camiguin, then in Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental.
- Marcos went around in Laguna, and then spoke at the commencement ceremonies of the University of Manila.
- Poe started her Holy Week break.
- Roxas went on Holy Week break. He initially changed plans to campaign in Quezon with President Aquino, setting out to have an activity in Manila instead. This too was cancelled.
- Binay suspended his campaign for the Holy Week.
Thursday to Saturday, March 24-26
* Candidates were on Holy Week break.
Sunday, March 27
- After a 3-day campaign hiatus, Binay went to Isabela, the home province of his late mother.
This page was constantly updated throughout the week as advisories from candidates' camps and their supporters came in. – Rappler.com
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- 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections
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- 2016 Philippine Senatorial Elections
- 2016 Philippine Congressional Elections
- 2016 Party List Elections
- 2016 Philippine Local Elections
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