Free meal for 10,000

Photo by Macky Lim

SOME 10,000 individuals are expected to celebrate with the Hugpong ng Pagbabago's (HNP) thanksgiving activity Friday, May 31.

The activity, called as "Daghang Salamat, Davao City," will be a luncheon and dinner activity at the Rizal Park, San Pedro Street.

The thanksgiving party will be celebrated, weeks after candidates endorsed by the HNP, a regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, snagged nine out of 12 Senate seats during the 2019 midterm elections.

In Davao City, all of HNP's endorsed candidates were voted in the Magic 12.

A temporary closure to vehicular traffic will be implemented nearby the venue's vicinity from 12:01 a.m. Friday (May 31) until 6 a.m. Saturday (June 1).

These are: the portion of Bolton Street in between Rizal Park and City Council Building, from corner San Pedro Street to corner Magallanes Street; City Hall Drive right side, from between Quezon and Rizal parks up to the City Engineer's Office and City Planning and Development Office; and the road fronting City Hall.

The celebration also coincides with Duterte-Carpio's 41st birthday.

The mayor previously thanked everyone who supported her and her party during the campaign period.

She also thanked the Dabawenyos for delivering a "12-0 vote" for HNP senators, saying it is a first in the city's history.

"Daghang Salamat sa inyong tanan. (Thank you everyone.) I have said that I feel alone everyday stressing over making sure Davao City is OK, but when I am in distress, Dabawenyos carry me on their backs," she said on her previous Instagram post.

No details have yet been disclosed if Duterte-Carpio and her partymates will be present during the activity.


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