ANGELES CITY, Pampanga - PDP-Laban standard-bearer Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte has once again visited Angeles City, hours earlier by emphasizing their right to choose - choose a corrupt leader or choose a leader that is willing to end criminality and drugs, at the Plaza Miranda in Angeles City. Local police estimated the crowd to have reached more than 15,000 which prompted them to temporarily close the downtown Angeles area.
Dubbed as the "Pampanga Grand Rally", the sortie jointly organized by volunteers and Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte - National Executive Coordinating Council (MRRD-NECC), started at around 5:00 PM with a free concert from Jimmy Bondoc, Paolo Santos, Mocha Girls, Moymoy Palaboy, Climax, Halfway Rappers, among others.
The highlight of the night was the warm welcome extended by the Kapampangans to the PDP-Laban standard-bearer Mayor Rody Duterte. Angeles Mayor Ed Pamintuan gave the introductory speech to his fellow Bedista. Mayor Duterte started by explaining to the people that it is the plight of the common Filipino that opted him to run; he also stressed on the "government's oppression to the people".
The Davao City Mayor also mentioned his plan of improving government services and the raising of the salary of policemen, military, and "about 35%" increase for teachers, as well. He also took a swipe against Liberal Party candidate Mar Roxas, on his handling of the Typhoon Yolanda's devastation in the Eastern Visayas, as well as his "pretentious" Wharton degree.
The program was ended with the "lighting" of the mobile phones as the throng of supporters sing "Ako Ay Pilipino" in unison.
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