Roxas, Robredo campaign in Yolanda-stricken towns of Leyte
PALO, Leyte – Liberal Party bets Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Leni Robredo took their campaign to the province of Leyte on Wednesday to woo the voters here.
Together with the senatorial candidates from the “Daang Matuwid” coalition, Roxas and Robredo will visit the towns of Palo, Barugo and Ormoc, which were among the areas that bore the brunt of Super typhoon Yolanda that hit Western Visayas in 2013.
The administration-backed coalition, however, will not visit Tacloban City, the city hardest-hit by the typhoon that killed more than 6,000 individuals.
Rivals and critics of Roxas are lambasting the former Interior secretary for his alleged mishandling of the Yolanda rehabilitation, saying that the disaster exposed his failure as a leader and manager.
But despite the continuous attacks against Roxas on Yolanda, the Capiz native remains the top choice of voters in Visayas based on poll surveys since the start of the campaign period.
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Roxas and Robredo’s first stop will be at the Leyte Academic Gym in Palo to attend their first “Gathering of Friends in Leyte.”
An estimated 3,000 yellow-wearing supporters composed of local and barangay officials and representatives from various sectors filled the gymnasium as they waited for the arrival of Roxas and Robredo.
After the rally in Palo, the Daang Matuwid candidates will then proceed to Barugo Municipal Gym in Barugo town.
Roxas, Robredo and Liberal Party senate bets will meet an expected 3,000 representatives from different groups composed of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, barangay health workers, farmers, senior citizens, women, youth, and local leaders.
Another gathering of friends will be held at Leyte Millennium Gym. It will be followed by a multi-sectoral gathering at the Ormoc Plaza Stage in Ormoc City.
In the evening, Roxas and Robredo will attend multi-sectoral assemblies in Bohol province–the second time they will visit the province since the campaign period. CDG
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