Leni-Kiko tandem draws 750K crowd during miting de avance in Makati

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to give support to the team of presidential candidate Leni Robredo and vice-presidential candidate Kiko Pangilinan during the miting de avance on Saturday night, May 7.

750,000 ‘Kakampinks’ gathered for the grand rally of the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem
750,000 ‘Kakampinks’ gathered for the grand rally of the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem | Photo Courtesy: Robredo People’s Council

In a show of force, thousands of “kakampinks” gathered at Ayala Avenue to show their support. As of 8:00 pm, the local organizers estimate the crowd at 750,000, which they say is the largest crowd they have gathered in the entire 90-day campaign. They are positive that the numbers will continue to increase.

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The Robredo People’s Council wrote on Facebook, “750,000!!!!!! MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!!!! IPAPANALO NATIN 'TO! Tara na sa ANGAT BUHAY PILIPINO: Miting De Avance nina Leni at Kiko!”

The venue of Robredo’s miting de avance along Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue was symbolic because it was where the anti-Marcos rallies were held after Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr assassination in 1983.

Aside from the throng of supporters, the rally was also star-studded with performances from celebrities and artists. Musician Juan Karlos performed his hit song “Buwan” while Bianca Gonzales and Robi Domingo hosted the event.

Jolina Magdangal and Erik Santos lead the opening prayer followed by Yeng Constantino and the One Voice choir singing the national anthem “Lupang Hinirang.”

Yeng Constantino led the Philippine National Anthem to officially start the program this afternoon. 🇵🇭 #AngatBuhayPilipino #IbotoNa10Pilipinas #LeniIsOurPresident #KikoIsOurVP

Posted by Robredo People's Council on Saturday, May 7, 2022

Gary V and son Gab Valenciano, Kim Chiu, Angel Locsin, Iza Calzado and Jane de Leon were also there to show support.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and Anne Curtis made their surprise appearances.

“Leni Robredo inspires us to hope. We have the power to change the government. Pilipinas, can you feel it?” Nandito si...

Posted by Robredo People's Council on Saturday, May 7, 2022

The beauty queen described Robredo as “a one generation type of [leader], bearer of hope and change.”

Anne said, “ Sana po sa Lunes, we all pray for a peaceful and safe elections. And most importantly, I hope we can all pray for healing… Sa Lunes, sa May 9, ipanalo natin to!”

Earlier, Robredo’s spokesman Barry Gutierrez said they are expecting at least 500,000 people to attend their miting de avance. He said, “We expect that this will be more. Conservatively, I think the campaign is banking on at least half a million although some are saying we can easily hit a million attendees to the Saturday miting de avance in NCR.”

Despite Robredo running behind her rival Ferdinand Maros Jr. in the latest Pulse Asia survey, Robredo’s camp is confident they can win the elections.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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  1. 750k? What is the population of Makati City? Each hectare can only accommodate not more than 50k. Only 100k attended

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  2. Congrats to Leni-Kiko Tandem!

  3. Grabe, hanggang huli puro mali ang balita niyo, hahaha.

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