THE house-to-house campaign conducted by supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo to drum up support for her presidential candidacy is gaining ground, her camp said on Sunday.
The campaign, led by Robredo’s family members and celebrity supporters, was initiated to bring Robredo’s campaign messages and programs to voters, especially in remote areas.
The campaign team said some 10,000 volunteers in 74 provinces and 34 cities in the country took part in the house-to-house campaign on Saturday.
A similar activity was earlier conducted in Quezon City, Cavite, Pasay City, Dumaguete City, Tagbilaran City, Marawi City and Cagayan de Oro City.
Another activity was separately carried out by Robredo’s daughters, Dr. Tricia Robredo and Aika Robredo in Manila, Quezon City and Pangasinan.
Dr. Robredo had earlier emphasized the importance of house-to-house campaigning in order to reach more voters, especially the undecided.
During the simultaneous nationwide activity of Robredo’s supporters on Saturday, her team said that several remote areas of the country were reached by the volunteers, preaching Robredo’s platform and programs.
One of these was Sitio Maningcao Dako in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, which was visited by Robredo’s sister-in-law, Dr. Penny Robredo-Bundoc, and actress Pinky Amador.
Senior citizens in the area were cheered by the visit, saying their old age and distance prevented them from attending political rallies and listening to candidates’ plans and programs.
“I’m so happy because it’s only now, after all these years, that someone came here to campaign. Politicians rarely come here because it’s so far,” the team quoted one elderly woman as saying, in Filipino.
“We feel special because supporters of the vice president came here to talk about what she’s done,” she added.
They relayed their concerns and needs to Dr. Robredo-Bundoc and Amador, who promised to bring it to the VP’s attention.
Volunteers distributed reading materials and talked to residents about Robredo’s track record, accomplishments and platform for the Filipino people and the country.
The Robredo campaign team said the house-to-house campaign will be sustained leading to the elections.