UNITEAM standard-bearer former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Jr. can’t help but be wowed by the crowd that took part in the grand rally Wednesday along Batasan Road and joked about transferring his residence to Quezon City for him to enjoy the pro-people platform of government by mayoralty candidate Mike Defensor of Anakalusugan party-list.
“Fantastic” was the word that the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) presidential candidate used to describe the audience, which displayed high energy throughout the program that began past 5 p.m.
Like past UniTeam rallies in other parts of the country, the Quezon City rally was another mammoth assembly.
This feat can be credited to the Malayang Quezon City ticket led by Defensor, vice mayoralty bet, Councilor Winnie Castelo and reelectionist Reps. Precious Castelo and Onyx Crisologo.
And while Marcos was undoubtedly the star of the show and the clamor of the crowd, Defensor had his shining moments too, thanks to glowing comments from the visiting poltical bigwigs.
Foremost of these is Marcos himself, who joked about transferring residence to Quezon City just so he could enjoy the benefits for city folk that the Defensor has line up once he becomes the new mayor.
“Pinapakinggan ko po ang ating butihing mayor na si Mike Defensor, na sinasabi niya na mukhang natugunan na niya ang lahat ng problema dito sa Quezon City, at nabigyan na nga ng sagot ang lahat ng taga-Quezon City, ang lahat ng problema. Nung narinig ko nga ‘yung sa senior citizen, sabi ko lilipat na ako sa Quezon City para maka-avail naman ako,” Marcos said who was accompanied by by Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) and House Majority Leader Martin G. Romualdez during Wednesday’s rally.
To this, Defensor raised his hands over his head and clapped.
Marcos then urged Quezon City residents to help the congressman win as mayor so that he could put his programs in motion.
Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) stalwart Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who represented Lakas-CMD vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in the rally, made a similar appeal to the people in attendance.
“Sana suportahan natin ‘yung buong team ng Malayang Quezon City under the leadership of Mayor Mike Defensor at ang ating bise mayor na si Vice Mayor Winnie Castelo, at ang buong linya po nila. Baka makalimutan ko pala, andito pala ko suot suot ko ang t-shirt ng aking kapatid, pangampanya ko na rin po ang aking kapatid, younger brother ko si Wenky dela Rosa, tumatakbo na pagka-konsehal dito sa district 2 ng Quezon City,” dela Rosa said who assured that Duterte will be a very supportive vice president to Marcos should
they win in the coming polls.
Duterte, who is running for vice president, is the running mate of Marcos. Both of them are survey frontrunners.
For his part, Defensor guaranteed their special guest, Marcos, a landslide victory in Quezon City, a key city in the metropolis.
“Sa ngayon po panalong panalo na si BBM sa Quezon City. Dito po, Mr. President, kung kakayanin namin, gagawin naming nobenta porsyento ang BBM sa Quezon City,” Defensor said.