It was a sea of red-clad supporters that greeted presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte during their tour in vote-rich Cavite on Thursday, December 9.
Marcos and Duterte kicked off their Cavite visit at a mall parking lot in Bacoor City where they attended a meet-and-greet event with their supporters.
Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos and running mate Sara Duterte address a huge crowd at Nomo Lifestyle Center Parking Area in Bacoor, Cavite on Thursday. Screengrabs from Sen. Bong Revilla’s livestream
Speaking on stage, Marcos announced that former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar has been included in their senatorial slate in the 2022 elections.
Former DPWH secretary Mark Villar, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, and former senator Jinggoy Estrada are confirmed to join the Bongbong-Sara senatorial slate. Screengrabs from Sen. Bong Revilla’s livestream
Also present were other senatorial candidates under their lineup, specifically former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and former senator Jinggoy Estrada.
Other prominent personalities who joined the rally were ranking Lakas-CMD officials such as former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Senator Bong Revilla. Villar’s mother Senator Cynthia Villar, Revilla’s wife Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado – Revilla, and Cavite 2nd District Rep. Strike Revilla were also there.
MGA CAVITEÑO! Magkaisa tayo sa Uniteam BBM-Sara kasama si Bongbong Marcos, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte at Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr.! ❤️💚Posted by Uniteam BBM-Sara on Wednesday, December 8, 2021
From Bacoor, the tandem proceeded to their caravan and passed through the nearby towns of Kawit and Noveleta as they traveled their way to a resort in Rosario to have lunch and conduct a press conference.
Maraming Salamat po sa inyong suporta sa #UNITEAM at Team UNLAD NOVELETA ! Thank you BBM and SARA for visiting us here in Noveleta! #SanibPwersa #UniTeam #BBM #Duterte #TeamUNLADPosted by Mayor Dino Reyes- Chua on Thursday, December 9, 2021
The so-called Uniteam’s next stop was at the Noveleta plaza in front of the municipal hall for a short program. Marcos and Duterte arrived almost two hours late of the original plan due to the motorcade that caused moderate to heavy traffic.
Together with Noveleta Mayor Dino Chua, the ‘Uniteam’ continued to woo voters in Cavite’s smallest town. Photos by Annie Jane Jaminal/The Cavite Rising
At night, the tandem wrapped up their Cavite visit at a campaign sortie in the historic Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine where they were warmly welcomed by Kawit Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo.
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Kawit Mayor Angelo Aguinaldo speaks before the audience at the historic shrine of his late great grandfather Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo as the BBM-Sara Cavite caravan is about to end. Photos by Annie Jane Jaminal/ The Cavite Rising
Both Marcos and Duterte, overwhelmed by the outpour of support from the thousands of attendees, drew cheers from the large crowd.
Nakiisa po ang Team Puso at Malasakit sa UniTeam Caravan sa pangunguna nina presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos at…Posted by Angelo G. Aguinaldo on Thursday, December 9, 2021
The former senator gave a glimpse of his post-pandemic projections if he would be elected while the presidential daughter narrated how public clamor pushed her to seek the country’s second highest office.
In Kawit, the Bongbong-Sara tandem reiterated their campaign promise to bring unity in the country which has been suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Annie Jane Jaminal/ The Cavite Rising
Marcos carried Cavite in the 2016 polls and so did Duterte’s father President Rodrigo Duterte. The late dictator’s son, however, lost to Vice President Leni Robredo, who is also now seeking the presidency in the coming elections next year.
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Kakapanindig Balahibo BBM x SARA CAVITE CARAVAN Aguinaldo Shrine Kawit, Cavite 09122021Posted by Allan Bella on Thursday, December 9, 2021
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Bongbong Marcos official Facebook page