PDP-Laban standard bearer Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with his campaign manager Leoncio Evasco, left, and executive assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go
The tandem of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban will hold their proclamation rally in Tondo, Manila on February 9.
“The choice of Tondo is to dramatize the flight of the urban poor,” Leoncio Evasco, the campaign manager of Duterte, said.
Peter Lavina, head of Duterte’s media group, also said the proclamation rally in Tondo represents Duterte’s “mission” to “offer a greener pasture for our people.”
Cayetano said their proclamation rally in Tondo symbolizes the plight of many people from the provinces who came to Manila in search of a “better life.”
He said some who came to Manila have been successful but many still lived in poverty.
Tondo, he said, also symbolizes certain reputations the Duterte-Cayetano tandem wants to reform.
“It also represents where we want change to begin and how we want change to begin,” Cayetano said.
The proclamation rally will be held at the corner of Morga and Zamora streets at 7 p.m. but various activities will be held before the proclamation.