SUPPORTERS of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio are upbeat that Negros Occidental will deliver a huge number of votes for the BBM-Sara tandem in the 2022 elections.

BBM Volunteers-Western Visayas Director George Ricardo Ciocon, on the sidelines of the BBM/Inday Sara Negros Occidental Caravan Subday, November 28, told SunStar Bacolod that this is evident with the “overwhelming” support shown by the Negrense supporters to the tandem of Marcos and Duterte-Carpio as presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively.

Based on the group’s estimate, at least 6,000 individuals from various local government units (LGUs) in the province, mostly from Bacolod City, joined the caravan.

Ciocon said Negros Occidental has the most number of supporters of the BBM-Sara tandem in the entire Western Visayas.

“As of now, the victory of BBM-Sara tandem here in Negros Occidental is waving,” he said, adding that “we just need to sustain the support but Negrenses will really deliver for them.”

Sunday’s caravan was the latest of the two caravans held by Marcos' supporters in the province so far.

Attended by at least 3,000 people, the first was held on November 21 mainly to show support for the presidential bid of Marcos.

For the latest activity, supporters, mostly motorcycle riders, wore red and green shirts and brought with them flaglets.

They trooped from the Airport Access Road in Talisay City towards the major streets of Bacolod City and ended at the New Government Center.

There, they sang the BBM official song entitled “Bagong Lipunan.”

Ciocon said they are planning to conduct more activities in the future “to sustain the momentum and the overwhelming support given by the Negrenses” to the BBM-Sara tandem.

“We are working for a landslide victory for them here in Negros Occidental,” he said, adding that Marcos may visit the province next month but no finality yet.