THE top officials of Bacolod City joined on Saturday, February 25, President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters who held a caravan around the city’s major streets.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, and Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya rode in the same vehicle with former councilor Archie Baribar, who is now the spokesperson of pro-Duterte group Kilusang Pagbabago-Negros Island Region (KP-NIR).

All three officials are members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

They welcomed the President to Bacolod last October to lead the opening of the 2016 MassKara Festival.

“We’re very happy with their presence despite our political differences before,” Baribar added.

The Duterte supporters, including the city officials, sang “Bayan Ko” while raising their fists in Duterte style after a short program, where Baribar thanked the participants for their continued support to the President.

About 100 motorcycle riders from Cops Brigade, Riders Alliance of Responders, and other motorcycle clubs, and 100 four-wheel vehicles joined the caravan.

Yves Akol, secretary-general of PDP-Laban in NIR, said they showed their support to President Duterte while other groups commemorated the 31st anniversary of Edsa revolution.

“Edsa is still there but there is no rift between the Aquinos and Marcoses now,” Akol said.

Baribar said: “Edsa is a moment of remembrance that should place all of us in a serious thought if we had a revolution or political sickness.”

“The celebration of Edsa creates an impression of political tremors which we, as Duterte supporters, do not like,” he added.

Baribar earlier expressed his non-interest to commemorate Edsa revolution anniversary because he does not want to be identified as one of the “yellow forces.”