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‘Kakampinks’ launch Robredo caravan



Clad in pink shirts and ribbons, supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo gathered in the streets and launched a nationwide caravan on Saturday to show their support for her presidential bid.

In at least 49 cities and provinces, Robredo’s campaign volunteers — dubbing themselves the “Kakampinks,” in reference to her political color — tied pink tarpaulins and balloons on their vehicles bearing photos of the presidential aspirant and her running mate, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

Among them were riders of bicycles, motorcycles, cars and vans. They joined members of sectoral groups such as Lawyers for Leni, Engineers for Leni, and Doctors for Leni, as well as allied coalitions including 1Sambayan, Liberal Party Chapters, and Alliance of Labor Leaders for Leni (ALL4Leni).

The motorcade in Metro Manila reportedly drew the most crowd, and smaller gatherings were held from Dagupan, Pangasinan in Region 1 to Surigao del Sur in Region 13.

In Robredo’s hometown, Camarines Sur, some of her supporters even staged a street dance despite the rainy weather.

Pink confetti, meanwhile, rained over the main thoroughfare of F. Tañedo in Tarlac, the bailiwick of the Aquinos.

A small group of Robredo’s supporters also held a pink parade in Davao City, considered as President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick. Carrying tarpaulins, they chanted “Laban Leni.”

The hashtag #LeniKiko2022 also topped Twitter’s trending list in the country at Saturday noon, with 45,000 tweets logged at press time.