The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is expecting a record crowd during her miting de avance with running mate Senator Francis Pangilinan on May 7, the last day of the campaign.
“Expect that this will be a huge event. So far, the largest turnout is in Pasay City with over 400,000 people attending,” Robredo’s spokesperson Ibarra Gutierrez said.
“We expect to break that record on Saturday,” he added.
Robredo’s supporters, or the so-called Kakampinks, have been urging the public to come out and join the miting advance.
“We have not considered a situation where [Robredo] loses,” Robredo’s group said.
“VP Leni’s schedule has been pretty punishing. She will maximize the remaining time by visiting as many provinces as she can, talking to as many people as she can and inspiring our volunteers to double down and escalate efforts on house-to-house campaigns and their efforts in their own networks to encourage people to support her,” Gutierrez said.
With 5 days left before the elections, Robredo meanwhile expressed hope that Aklanons will once again help her win, just as they had put their trust and confidence in her six years ago.
Speaking at the “Rosas de Mayo (Pink Festival)” event held at the Northwestern Visayan Colleges in Kalibo, Robredo told supporters that Aklan gave her a huge victory in the 2016 national elections, grateful for the trust Aklanons gave her despite her being relatively new to politics.
“Noong 2016 binigyan niyo ako dito ng napakalaking panalo. Noong 2016, nagtiwala kayo sa akin kahit wala pa ako masyadong resibo,” she said on Tuesday, May 3.
She returned to Aklan with plenty of her “resibo,” allowing her to confidently say that she has not failed those who voted for her in the vice presidential elections.
“Maraming, maraming salamat. Sana ‘yung botong binigay niyo sa akin noong 2016, doblehin niyo pa ngayong 2022,” Robredo said, as the crowd cheered.
Robredo also asked her supporters, in the homestretch of the campaign, to exert all remaining efforts to convince those still undecided to switch to her and running mate, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, for good and honest governance in the next six years.
“Limang araw na lang. Kung nagsipag tayo doon sa nakaraang ilang buwan, ‘yung lahat na puwede natin i-hirit para makakumbinsi pa, ‘yung pagbantay natin na sana ‘yung mga nagbabalak ng hindi maganda, hindi natin pabuweluhin,” she said.
The presidential candidate added that she hopes everyone who would vote for her would also support Pangilinan, saying: “Sana po kung tutulungan niyo ako, wag lang ako, pero siguraduhin natin na sa bawat Lening boto ninyo, Kiko ang inyong Vice President.”