Cebu snacks turn pink in time for Robredo visit

Bucarillo rose, ampao, and puto of Carcar City, Cebu will be donated at the campaign outing of Vice President and presidential candidate Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Thursday, February 24, 2002. (Photo courtesy of Val Sandiego)

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Popular delicacies in Carcar City, south of Cebu, have turned pink ahead of the visit of Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo, presidential candidate, on Thursday, February 24.

Famous Cebuano dancers Val Sandiego and his wife Ofelia prepared pink gifts such as bucarillo, ampao and puto. They will offer them at the gathering of Robredo and his running mate, Senator Francis Pangilinan, at Southwestern University (SWU) in Cebu City.

The couple, who founded the award-winning Sandiego Dance Company, will be among the volunteers who will perform a number at the rally.

In a press release, Robredo’s campaign leaders in Cebu said the presidential hopeful would travel to Talisay, Toledo, Argao and Cebu for her first major rally in the most vote-rich province in the world. country with approximately 3.3 million voters.

At least 20 groups in Cebu have joined forces in what they call “Maka-Leni sa Sugbo”.

According to the organizers, the Office of the Vice President (OVP) has implemented a total of 276 projects in 41 local governments in Cebu worth 59.3 million pesos.

Photo of a pink polystyrene lechon, for the story: Cebu snacks turn pink in time for Robredo's visit

Celebrity dancers Val Sandiego and his wife Ofelia pose with a pink polystyrene lechon ahead of Vice President and presidential candidate Ma. Lenior “Leni” Robredo’s campaign exit on Thursday, February 24, 2002. (Photo with the courtesy of Val Sandiego)

The OVP also distributed 20 million pesos to three hospitals in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay as part of its medical assistance program, as well as 370 bags of rice worth more than 190,000 pesos to those without -Cebu City shelter as part of its humanitarian aid initiative. .

In the aftermath of Typhoon Odette in December 2021, Robredo traveled to Cebu less than 48 hours after the storm hit. OVP has provided affected families in Cebu and other hard-hit provinces of Visayas and Mindanao with shelter repair kits, which they can use to start rebuilding their homes.

Robredo has also contributed to job-generating initiatives such as supporting Cebu City’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and developing eco-tourism projects.

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr., his son Vice Governor Hilario Davide III and the Bando Osmena Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) slate, which will be led by former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and the Former councilor Margot Osmeña, should join Robredo’s caravan. .

Robredo will first travel to the town of Talisay to meet with Barangay Tangke fishermen and supporters from various sectors and groups in the town.

She will then travel to the cities of Argao and Toledo for a separate popular gathering.

Around 4 p.m., Robredo will hold another people’s rally in Cebu City that will be attended by senatorial aspirants Chel Diokno, Alex Lacson, Sonny Matula and Sonny Trillanes.

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