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Rally in vote-rich Pampanga one of UniTeam’s biggest

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – UniTeam standard bearers – presidential candidate Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and vice-presidential aspirant Sara Duterte – along with senatorial hopefuls on Friday capped off its Calabarzon sorties with a grand rally here – touted to be one of the party’s biggest campaign events.

Former President and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo together with Governor Dennis Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, and Second District Representative Mikey Arroyo led the grand rally at the jampacked Robinsons Starmills parking area here.

The political gathering’s live streaming on Facebook earned 2.4 million views as of 9 pm.

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Vinny Pagcu, a former Overseas Filipino Worker in Saudi Arabia, came to the rally site with a placard that read “Inday Sara gihigugma ka namo. Daug kana! Pahulagway”.

“Inday Sara congrats, siguradong daog ka na! Gihigugma ka namo diri sa Pampanga. Syempre akong iboto (pagka bise-presidente) walay lain si Inday Sara),” said Pagcu, who is a former resident of Bajada, Davao City but moved to Mexico City when she got married.

Being a Dabawenya, she vouched that Duterte can make the country better just like what she and her family did in Davao.

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“Nagdako ko sa Davao. Nakita nako unsa ilang performance as leaders, (ang) Duterte family,” she added.

Pampanga is the country’s 10th vote-rich province with 1.58 million voters expected to exercise their right to suffrage on May 9.

Sagip Party-list Representative Rodante Marcoleta, despite his recent withdrawal from the senatorial race, was in attendance to show support to the UniTeam.

“Kahit ako po ay nag-withdraw, ang akin pong pakikisama sa UniTeam ay nanatili sapagkat ako po ay naniniwala sa adhikain, sa simulain ng UniTeam sapagkat sila lamang ang nagtataguyod sa kilusan ng pagkakaisa,” Marcoleta said amid cheers from supporters repeatedly shouting “sayang!”

He added: “Kahit nag withdaw ako, hindi ko iiwan si Bong Marcos at Sara Duterte para pagsilbihan ang bansa,” he said.

Senatorial candidates present during the grand rally were Jinggoy Estrada, Migz Zubiri, Gringo Honasan, Robin Padilla, Larry Gadon, Harry Roque, Mari Villar, Loren Legarda, Win Gatchalian, Gibo Teodoro, and Herbert Bautista.  (HNP PR)

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VP frontrunner Mayor


has her face painted in red/green during the UniTeam rally in Pampanga with her running mate


. In her Instagram, Mayor Sara wrote ‘War paint for the win Uniteam!’ UniTeam tags Pampanga as biggest rally