Cars don’t vote, but the over 3,500 people who drove and lined up along the Bacolod-Silay Airport to welcome presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo do.
This is the reaction of some supporters of the vice president who trooped along the highway to cheer and welcome her after anti-Robredo personalities bashed them on Facebook that “cars don’t vote”.
A total of 1,200 vehicles lined up from the intersection of the Bacolod-Silay Airport Road in Silay City up until the border of Bacolod-Talisay cities as early as 7:30 AM, yesterday, November 5 to greet the vice president.
Clad in pink, supporters of Robredo organized themselves in an orderly manner as they parked and positioned their vehicles at the outer lane of the 4-lane Silay Airport Road for a stationary caravan. Each made an effort to dress up their vehicles with pink cloth, ribbons, balloons, and tarpaulin.
Aside from what some called the “elite supporters”, also seen along the road who waited for the vice president are some farmworkers.
As the convoy of Robredo and vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kiko Pangilinan passed through the crowd at a slower pace, cheers and chants were heard. MassKara dancers and drumbeaters were also stationed along the road which added a festive mood.
Robredo in a Facebook post said: “First day in Bacolod and Negros Occidental and my heart is already full. The 15 km stretch from the airport in Silay City to the border of Bacolod City was a sea of pink as supporters lined up the streets to welcome us.”
She described the atmosphere as “fiesta-like”.
She added: “Everyone was either dancing, cheering, waving, shrieking!! Entire families came, some with their dogs in costumes. Kanya kanyang pakulo, tarps, shirts, props. People were rushing offering food, flowers, gifts, etc.. Sobrang happy and good vibes lang.”