CANDIDATES of the Pamilya MKK party led by reelectionist Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella are eying a landslide victory in the May 9 elections.
The group held the last leg of their political campaign in a miting de avance staged at the Bacolod public plaza until on Thursday night, May 5.
Most MKK candidates believed the huge crowd made history in that it was attended by 35,000 to 40,000 people.
Other MKK bets include congressional candidate Jude Thaddeus Sayson, vice mayoral bet Vladimir Gonzalez, and candidates for councilor: reelectionists Sonya Verdeflor, Ana Marie Palermo, Claudio Puentevella, Wilson Gamboa Jr. and Paglomutan; former councilors Catalino Alisbo and Homer Bais; as well as Francis Balsomo, Bong Dilag, Arnel Sigue, and Jocilyn Uychiat.
They appeal to the people of Bacolod to vote for them.
In his speech, Puentevella said he was innocent in all the accusations against him as the court documents were tampered.
He was sentenced despite his innocence, he added.
“I will resurrect on Monday. God is good all the time. The progress of Bacolod is unstoppable,” the mayor said.
He asked the people not to give his rival, Bacolod Representative Evelio R. Leonardia, another chance to serve.
“They have been serving you for 12 years. Give others a chance," he said.
For his part, Sayson said he found his family in MKK.
He said that when he lost in the last elections, it was Puentevella who knocked on his door and again inspired him to give himself another chance to serve the people of Bacolod.
Gonzalez asked voters to vote straight for MKK candidates so that its programs and plans would continue to benefit more Bacolodnons.