THE people of Bataan showed their full support for the UniTeam as they warmly welcomed presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos during his visit to the province on Thursday.
Everyone was cheering and excited when Bongbong arrived at the headquarters of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) in Pilar, where he led the opening ceremony.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong pagpunta,” he said to the supporters who were all running towards him to have a glimpse or a chance to have a photo taken with the PFP standard-bearer.
After the event, he started his almost one-hour caravan where thousands of supporters were waiting for him beside the streets and all too happy to see him while waving their banners and tarpaulins amidst the shouting, “BBM!” and “Bongbong may nanalo na!”
Before attending the grand rally, Marcos made a courtesy call at the Cathedral Shrine Parish of Saint Joseph to meet Bishop of Balanga Diocese Ruperto Cruz Santos.
Bishop Santos welcomed Bongbong, saying there is no competition at their church as they only want to do God’s command of providing love and care for everyone.
After his short courtesy call, Bongbong went to the jam-packed Bataan People’s Center, where supporters were all wearing red and green, to signify their support for the UniTeam.
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman recalled why the people of Bataan love and support the Marcoses.
She said the projects implemented by former President Ferdinand Marcos, like the Freeport Area of Bataan, Roman Superhighway, and Mt. Samat Shrine has all been beneficial to them.
“Bataan is both Marcos and Duterte country. Hindi po namin kailangang umasa sa haka-haka o survey. Ito po ay napatunayan na nung nakaraang halalan,” Roman said.
Before Bongbong’s speech, Gov. Albert Garcia introduced him as a leader who will unite the whole country.
Garcia proudly said that Bataan province has the “tatak at bakas” (brand and mark) of Marcos. With Blessie Amor Vicente and Joanne Rosario (OJTs)