Watch: LP Campaign Rally Host Gives Envelopes, ‘Walang Palakpak, Walang Sobre’, Mar Roxas Reacts (Video)
A Liberal Party (LP) campaign rally host was caught on camera, giving envelopes to the attendees. And although the content of the envelope was not known, it is being assumed to be money. The said host even encouraged the crowd to clap their hands louder. Otherwise, they will not receive those envelopes. Watch video clip below.
The 1:32-minute “Walang sobre pag walang palakpak” (No Envelope if There’s No Clapping) video was uploaded on Facebook last Saturday, April 16 by a certain KutangBato Vlogger. The description says the incident happened in Pikit, North Cotabato last March 31, the day before the bloody farmers’ protest-rally in Kidapawan City.
“The clapping at the back is not loud. You will not envelopes later. Ok. I want everyone from here to there to clap your hands at the same time. This will eventually make this gymnasium explode.” The unidentified host said in Filipino language. He was also seen giving away envelopes to people who have answered his questions correctly.
A woman can be heard saying ‘Korina Sanchez,’ and the host gave her an envelope. It is being believed that the host asked the crowd, “Who is the wife of Mar Roxas?” and the woman was the first one to answer it correctly. Before the video ended, Mar Roxas was seen arriving at the gymnasium, and the crowd shouted, “Oras na, Roxas na!”
The viral video has already reached the knowledge of Mar Roxas. He immediately condemned the act, but said he still has not seen it yet. Nevertheless, the LP presidentiable emphasized that such activities are never part of the “Daang Matuwid’ principles. He said he will have this matter investigated, and will advise organizers to stop this.
“Our instruction to the local organizers of these events is clear—we do not tolerate these sort of things. We are investigating the truth behind this video. Again, these things are prohibited. We do not support it.” Koalisyon ng Daang Matuwid Gutierrez spokesman and Akbayan Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez said in a statement this Monday.