Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. painted the major highways of Bacolod City in red, yesterday, November 21, for a city-wide caravan to show their support to the candidacy of the son of former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Organizers said 5,000 cars and motorcylces joined the caravan that started in Talisay City in north and Bago City in south. Majority of the motorcylces who joined were from the 49 different riders clubs who are solid BBM supporters, according to Silent Majority 2022, the group who organized the caravan. The “silent majority” phrase was previously associated with the yellow group of the late former President Benigno Aquino III.
Clad in red along with BBM-Sara tarpaulins hung on their vehicles and Philippine flags, supporters from north, south and east joined the caravan dubbed as Unity Caravan BBM 2022.
Rebecca A. Agriam, who served as the secretary of the newly formed Silent Majority 2022 said that the group was borne out of Peoples Initiative Volunteer Movement (PIVM) led by its chair Aurora G. Blanca.
The caravan which converged at the heart of Bacolod was participated not just by big cars, but was also joined by hundred of riders, and cyclists, composed of middle-class, college students, and young professionals.
Adding life to the caravan were the festive drumbeaters, similar to the stationary caravan previously organized for presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo.
Agriam said the group aims to create awareness and empower grassroots electorates in choosing their candidates and to encourage open-mindedness to the intramurals of political campaigns – mudslinging, bickering, false promises, deceit, and lies they hear. They further aim to encourage more volunteers to join our crusade in making this country great again, starting with the right step – a people’s participatory governance.
A province-wide caravan is slated on November 28, Sunday, to be organized by BBM 2022 VOLUNTEERS with other BBM Progressive Alliance and Team SARA-ALL Negros Occidental Chapter and will culminate at the New Government Center in Bacolod.