Campaign Trail: Where the candidates are, March 28 to April 3
MANILA, Philippines (7th UPDATE) – After having rested – and regrouped – during the Holy Week, candidates for national positions were back on a busier-than-usual campaign trail – the local hustings having started before Easter.
This week, we expected presidential and vice presidential candidates, even their senatorial slates, to join the proclamation rallies of their local allies.
The schedules of national candidates for the week of March 28 to April 3:
Monday, March 28
- Liberal Party (LP) presidental candidate Manuel Roxas II campaigned in the city of Manila. He visited the Islamic Center in Barangay San Miguel, Divisoria, and Binondo. The day ended with the proclamation rally of LP mayoral bet Alfredo Lim. President Benigno Aquino III joined his anointed bets.
- LP vice presidential bet Leni Robredo, meanwhile, attended a proclamation rally in Maguindanao before joining Roxas and Aquino in Manila. She also joined the party's proclamation rally in the 5th district of Quezon City.
- PDP-Laban presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte stayed in his home city of Davao to celebrate his 71st birthday with constituents.
- United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Jejomar Binay graced the proclamation rally of his daughter, Makati mayoral candidate Abigail Binay, at the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue at 6 pm.
- Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr campaigned in Tarlac.
Tuesday, March 29
- Independent presidential candidate Grace Poe campaigned in Batangas.
- Roxas campaigned in Quezon province .
- Duterte visited Dolores and Bangued in Abra.
- Binay attended the proclamation rally of Toledo City, Cebu Mayor John "Sonny" Osmeña, then headed to Cebu City for the proclamation rally of Mayor Mike Rama of UNA.
- Marcos had sorties in Pampanga.
Wednesday, March 30
- Poe campaigned in Pangasinan.
- Roxas attended a forum with members of the Makati Business Club then campaigned in parts of the National Capital Region.
- Duterte visited Catanauan and Tayabas in Quezon.
- Binay held motorcades and rallies in several areas in Leyte, including Ormoc City, Merida, Isabel, Palompon, Villaba, Carigara, Barugo, and Tacloban City. He then led a press conference at the headquarters of Leyte Representative and UNA senatorial candidate Martin Romualdez in Tacloban.
- Marcos courted voters in Daanbantayan, Cebu, in the morning and headed to Bulacan for a rally in the late afternoon.
Thursday, March 31
- Poe visited Pampanga.
- Roxas began a 3-day sojourn around parts of Mindanao. He was in diffent parts of Cotabato province.
- Binay campaigned in Samar, including the cities of Borongan, Catbalogan, and Calbayog.
- Marcos courted voters in Bulacan.
Friday, April 1
- Poe campaigned in Santa Cruz, Lumban, and Siniloan in Laguna.
- Roxas continued his Mindanao sorties.
- Binay continued his campaign in Samar.
- Duterte was guest speaker at the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.
Saturday, April 2
- Roxas wrapped up his Mindanao sorties.
- Binay campaigned in Oriental Mindoro.
- Poe attended the rally of Caloocan mayoralty bet Recom Echiverri in North Caloocan
- Duterte visited Toledo City and Cebu City in Cebu.
Sunday, April 3
- Binay visited Occidental Mindoro.
- Roxas and Robredo visited Filipino workers in Hong Kong.
- Duterte campaigned in Ubay town, Tagbilaran City, and Panglao in Bohol.
This page was constantly updated throughout the week as advisories from candidates' camps and their supporters came in. – Rappler.com
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