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Hundreds of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters have occupied the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City yesterday to conduct a rally.
The program was organized by Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) and MRRD NECC (Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee). DDS-Metro Manila Chairman Suhaili Abangon was among those who spoke during the event.
Abangon reminisced his experience during the early days of campaign in Metro Manila for Duterte’s presidency, which started as early as 2015.
“De Lima at Trillanes, noon pa hinahadlangan mo ang aming mahal na pangulo. Hanggang ngayon, binabatikos niyo ang gaming mahal na pangulo,” Abangon said.
“Alam niyo and kaniyang pinaglalaban ay para sa ating bansa. Kaya dapat po tayong makiisa, suportahan po nating ang mahal na pangulo dahil ang kanyang pinaglalaban ay para sa ating kinabukasan, para sa kinabukasan ng ating mga anak, at lalo na an gating bansang Pilipinas,” he added.
The program was called “People’s Call for Patriotism”, where those who showed up where oriented on the idea of patriotism.
Most of the speeches that were delivered praised the president’s anti-drug, criminality, and corruption efforts. They also defended him from the criticisms that are being thrown at him.
A pledge that testifies their faith in Duterte was led by Department Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Emily Padilla.
The pledge said that Duterte is the only leader who is able to solve problems that corrupt the Philippines. They promised being devoted to his anti-drug and criminality program.
“Sa harap ng iba’t-ibang pagsubok, nananatiling buo ang aking tiwala sa ipinangakong pagbabago ng ating mahal na pangulo.”
Because of the heat, the crowds took comfort under the shade of trees and umbrellas. An elderly man collapsed midway through the program.
Those who received stubs at the start of the program were given food and water during the end of the event.
Despite the rising number in the war on drugs, the president has called on to the public to give him an extension, an extra six more months to finish the job.
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