20,000 supporters show up for Robredo in QC rally
MANILA, Philippines — More than 20,000 pink-clad supporters showed up for Vice President Leni Robredo’s “People’s Proclamation Rally” for her presidential bid on Sunday, a number which she said was three times more than their initial projection of 5,000 attendees.
“Kung hindi po ako nagkakamali, parang pangatlo o pang apat ko na ito [na rally] sa QC memorial circle… Pero walang kapantay ang tao ngayong umaga,” Robredo tells her supporters.
(If I am not mistaken, this could be my third and fourth rally here in QC memorial circle. But the crowds this morning were the first time.)
Robredo said they initially thought they would not be able to meet the expected 5,000 people, collectively calling themselves “Kakampinks” in reference to her campaign color.
“Yung umaga pa lang 5,000 people daw ang expected, sinabihan ko yung team namin wag maglalagay ng 5,000 dahil baka di naman natin makaya yung 5,000. Okay na yung sabihin natin na imbitado yung supporters, pero wag na magsabi ng numero. Mukhang wala sa aking nakinig,” she said in jest.
“Noong pauwi na kami ng gabi, lalo akong ninerbyos kasi ang nakalagay na, 20,000 na ang expected. Pero mabuti naman pala na hindi sila sumunod. Dahil ngayong araw po, lampas-lampas tayo sa 20,000 people,” Robredo added.
It was the Kyusi 4 Leni Movement who made the fearless forecast that around 20,000 people would show up for the event.
Robredo’s running mate Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, along with some of the senators included in their ticket, is also in attendance with the event.
Around 20,000 Robredo supporters to gather in QC Circle for ‘Pink Sunday’
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