MANILA -- Candidates are now busy to bask into the limelight as the official presidential campaign starts on Tuesday.
Former President Joseph Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino will hold its proclamation rally at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila set to start at 4 p.m.
Guest candidates Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and detained Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim are expected to attend along with PMP candidates Atty. JV Bautista, Jose “Joey” de Venecia III, Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Plaza and Rep. Apolinario “Jun” Lozada.
Speeches of the senatorial candidates are slated at 5:30 p.m. Speeches of the senatorial candidates are slated at 5:30 p.m.
This would be followed by a speech by vice-presidential bet Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay at 6.30 p.m while Estrada will share his platform and proclamation of his official line-up at 6:45 p.m.
Televangelist Bro. Eddie Villanueva meanwhile will jumpstart his Palace bid by unfurling the biggest Philippine flag at Rizal park in Manila to be followed by a 10 a.m. press conference in a restaurant near United Nations Avenue.
Councilor JC De los Reyes of Ang Kapatiran party will have a series of activities in his hometown Olongapo City. This would be to be started by a mass and then house-to-house visits and meeting with local candidates.
The 40-year-old councilor however will skip a young leaders forum dubbed as ‘i-Vote: The Presidential Youth Dialogue’ at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of the RCBC Plaza scheduled the on the same day.
Administration bet Gilbert Teodoro is expected to launch his campaign at the Ynares Gym in Antipolo City, Lakas-Kampi-CMD spokesperson Rep. Milagros "Mitos" Magsaysay said.
She said the choice of the venue was determined by former Antipolo congressman and Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno.
As of Monday afternoon, other candidates have yet to issue the matters pertaining to their opening day salvo. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)