Watch: People Leave Poe Campaign Rally in Manila, Even Before Sen. Grace Poe Speech (Video)
In an unexpected scenario, hundred of people who attended the Poe-Escudero campaign rally in Manila this Sunday, March 27, slowly left the area. This is even before Senator Grace Poe could deliver her speech. Below is Rappler’s video, where you can see people leaving and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno explaining why.
“It was really hot inside earlier, and the people were here since 1 pm. The (elecric) fans of Philippine Sports Commission are not enough. You might have also noticed that even wes had a hard time when we were on stage. But I’m really happy that people gave them (Poe and Escudero) a very warm welcome.” Moreno told reporters.
Nevertheless, the Rizal Memorial Coliseum was reportedly jam-packed until the crowd became thinner. The said rally was hosted by Kaagapay ng Manileño, an organization founded by Moreno. He is running for senator under Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, the political party of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada.
That day, Sen. Grace Poe promised that if she is elected president, she will not be corrupt, and will give free college education to poor but deserving students, not only in Manila but in the entire Philippines. She said she will work hard to attract investors to produce more jobs, expand the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
On the other hand, Sen Chiz Escudero that their administation will not be corrupt and will not steal from the government, not even a single centavo. The vice presidentiable also vowed that they will not favor their family, friends and supports, especially in creating government projects. Instead, they will prioritize the betterment of the public.
Sen. Grace Poe was recently endorsed by Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), the second largest political party in the country, It was founded by business tycoon, Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco, Jr., and the same party that supported the presidential bid of late actor, Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ), Poe’s adoptive father and Erap’s best friend.
Speaking of Erap, he is rumored to endorse Sen. Grace Poe this Monday, March 28. Once this happens, the former president is giving up his support the presidential bid of Vice President Jejomar Binay, who is also his close friend and ally when they formed United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Erap did not attend UNA’s launching of Binay’s candidacy last July.