Abra folk await Duterte for PDP-Laban campaign rally
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.
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.
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
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