Several residents in Victorias City led by Nonalyn Librodo held a caravan from Canetown to Manapla, Negros Occidental Sunday to drumbeat their support for opposition presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo to be the fitting successor to the Office of the President.
Robredo visited Bacolod City and some parts of the province on November 5 and 6 to lead the caravan organized by her local and die-hard supporters from all walks of life around the streets of Bacolod City and its neighboring cities, a press release from the organizers said.
Librodo, a socio-civic-minded entrepreneur of Victorias City who served as the caravan convenor, likewise asked for the support of her fellow Victoriahanons whose hearts favored Leni to join the initial staging of the fleet, to encourage others to support the opposition presidential candidate.
Scarlet Sangcap, Beejee Juridico, Analou Trebol, Estella Fermin Lacson, and others responded to Librodo’s call to stage the caravan.
On Sunday, about 100 cars traversed from Canetown in Victorias, the home of the Victorias Milling Company (VMC), to Manapla, an adjacent town which is home of the best puto (steamed rice cake) in the province.
On the roadsides, people watched the caravan passing them adorned in pink ribbons and tarpaulins bearing the photo of VP Leni. Some residents flashed the “L” sign and simultaneously, cheered “Leni, Leni, Leni. Others cheered, Laban, Laban, Laban.”
From there, “we were able to validate that numerous people spontaneously showed their support for Leni as the next President of the Republic. It is heart-warming to see others get excited about what we did for VP Leni, organized in the spirit of volunteerism,” she said.
Librodo said Robredo is sincere and has the integrity to lead the country. She is not corrupt but is competent. They will work hard to support her to become the next President of the country.
She added that Robredo already has her support from the time she announced her bid for the Presidency on October 7, seeing the flooding of pink color in social media.
Librodo said she started to organize a caravan and invited friends to help her do the groundwork, and after a month, “we held a caravan for her. I did not know that this initiative would smoothly get the support of my fellow Victoriahanons. I asked friends who also attended some fleets for Leni in Silay City and Bacolod City. That is also where I met some Victoriahanons who supported VP Leni,” Librodo said.
They believe that Leni is the Presidential candidate who fits to become the successor to the Office of the President.
Sangcap said that the caravan is a concerted effort of the Leni enthusiasts who believe in her cause, “Makatao, Makabayan at Maka Diyos. It is purely volunteerism. As a parent, I feel confident that Leni will take care of the welfare of families, being a parent too. I want my sons to grow in a country that has a leader who is a Pro-people, Pro-Country, and God-fearing,” Sangcap said.
On the other hand, Juridico said, “We go for Leni because when we speak about volunteerism and about someone who can take care of our future, we choose the one who embodies it and that is Leni.”*