BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
It will be a busy day for Vice President Leni Robredo when she visits Bacolod City and Negros Occidental on Nov. 5, which is also being marked as Negros Island liberation day.
The visit of VP Leni coincides with the al-Cinco de Noviembre commemoration marking the Negrosanons’ uprising and triumph against the Spaniards.
Former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela, who is the convenor of Negros for Leni movement, yesterday said that VP Leni, who is the presidential candidate of 1Sambayan, will hold consultations and meet and greet sessions with about 300 sectoral representatives to ensure observance of minimum health protocols at a venue to be announced later.
Coscolluela said it was also proposed that Robredo will meet with religious leaders and visit the Carmelite Monastery in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, and lead the blessing and inauguration of the Leni-Kiko Negros campaign headquarters.
Robredo and her vice presidential running mate, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan will also hold a press conference before meeting with the different sectors that include women, professionals, labor, farmers, fisherfolk, senior citizens, LGBTQIA, youth, academic community, agrarian reform beneficiaries, urban poor and market vendors, among others.
The newly-formed Laban Leni Negros Occidental is also proposing to mount a “Lugaw Party” with Robredo gracing the event at a venue to be announced later, Coscolluela also said.
Before returning to Manila, VP Leni will also visit one of her projects in central Negros and will do a whistle stop in one of the public markets in Bacolod City on her way to the Bacolod-Silay International Airport.*