It turned out to be one big musical extravangaza as a powerhouse ensemble of entertainers, led by Sharon Cuneta, Rivermaya, Kyla and Kuh Ledesma serenaded some 70,000 supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo on Friday at Paglaum Stadium in Bacolod City.
Curtismith, Mayonnaise, Gracenote, Tippy Dos Santos, Gab Valenciano, Janina Vela, The Company, DJ Joey, and Kay Leni Tayo singers Jeli Mateo, Justine Pena, and Nica del Rosario also provided entertainment during the biggest gathering of Robredo supporters since the campaign started.
Topnotch actors Edu Manzano, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Nikki Valdez and Agot Isidro, and showbiz personality Ogie Diaz, with his YT channel co-hosts Mama Loi and Dyosa Pockoh, also went onstage to express support for Vice President Leni and running mate Kiko Pangilinan, and the rest of their slate.
Negros Occidental provincial administrator Rayfrando Diaz reported that the crowd inside the Paglaum Stadium and surrounding areas was estimated at 70,000. It eclipsed the previous mark of almost 50,000 attendees set in General Trias, Cavite. Robredo’s stops in Iloilo and Tandag gathered around 40,000, and 20,000 supporters, respectively, while thousands of supporters also attended her sorties in Mindoro and Romblon.
More than 100,000 people attended Robredo’s various gatherings in Negros Occidental on Friday, attracting a crowd of 20,000 supporters in Sagay City. The Vice President also made stops in San Carlos City, Kabankalan City, La Carlota City, Binalbagan and Hinigaran, where she drew a total of 20,000 supporters.
The hashtag #BacolodIsPink trended as No. 1 both locally and worldwide on Twitter while #MASSKARApatDapatLeniKiko and #NegOccIsPink landed in No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. The overwhelming crowd support for Robredo in Bacolod came after she topped both Google Trends and Facebook Analytics. From Feb. 5 to March 2, 2022, Robredo led Google Trends with an aggregate score of 107 from searches using the keywords “Leni” and Robredo” and from positive engagements, way ahead of her rival Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Google Trends has been successful in predicting the outcomes of latest elections in the United States, Greece, Spain, Germany and Brazil.
Robredo also took a five-point lead over Marcos this month when it comes to Facebook engagement score, which helps measure potential for people becoming voters of a certain candidate. Robredo currently has 8 million engagements over her rival’s 7.5 million.
The Vice President is running on the platform of “Oplan Angat Agad”, which is focused on employment, health and education. She also wants to assure that at least one family member is receiving a monthly salary while those who lost their jobs will get a three-month financial assistance while looking for employment.
When it comes to health, Robredo has committed to provide each and every family with a free doctor and to make health care affordable for all Filipinos. She also aims to provide quality education to students that would help them secure their dream jobs in the future.