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Abra folk await Duterte for PDP-Laban campaign rally

/ 01:00 PM March 05, 2019
Duterte PDP-Laban Campaign Rally in Biñan City

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) campaign rally at the Alonte Sports Arena in Biñan City, Laguna, on February 23, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR. / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

BANGUED, Abra, Philippines — About 5,000 people have gathered in front of the Divine Word College of Bangued here for the campaign rally of ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Tuesday.

President Duterte is expected to lead the political rally for PDP-Laban senatorial candidates together with the local candidates at 3 p.m.

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Running under PDP-Laban banner are reelectionist Sen. Koko Pimentel, former Presidential aide Bong Go, former chief of police Ronald de la Rosa, former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino and Maguindanao Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu.

The party’s guest candidates include Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, Sen. JV Ejercito, Sen. Sonny Angara, folk singer Freddie Aguilar, former Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano, and reelectionist Sen. Cynthia Villar, all of whom are either allies or supporters of his administration.

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Tight security has been set in place with the Presidential Security Group and the Police Regional Office Cordillera ensuring the safety of Duterte and the senatorial aspirants.

This town has been identified as an area of concern by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the coming midterm elections in May.

Nine other towns in the province have been identified as areas of immediate concern by the Comelec. /cbb

Abra folk await Duterte for PDP-Laban campaign rally

Above and below, Abreños started to flock to the Divine Word College of Bangued’s gymnasium in Bangued, Abra, as early as 6 a.m. to attend the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan party’s campaign rally there on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. President Duterte is expected to lead the party’s political rally at 3 p.m. PHOTOS BY VALERIE DAMIAN

Abra folk await Duterte for PDP-Laban campaign rally

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