CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The heat of the summer sun bears specially unbearably down on campaign motorcades, leaving most candidates to discard them from their campaign routines or shorten their routes or time their sorties in the early morning or late afternoon hours.
But not reelectionist Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda. As much hands-on in his gubernatorial duties, Pineda takes a direct hand in his campaign sorties – preferring to access as many areas and meet-greet as many of his constituents, no matter the weather.
Why, rather than feeling exhausted by the heat, Pineda gets all the more refreshed at the outpouring of support that greets him wherever his motorcade passes, especially at the sight of handwritten placards and posters waved by residents.
“Masaya po. Yung posters nila nagpapakita ng effort at pagmamahal nila sa akin at sa mga Kapampangan,” the 48-year-old governor shared on Easter Sunday.
He had seen the handmade posters by the roadsides during his motorcades and musical concerts in Lubao, Guagua, Floridablanca, Mabalacat City, Sasmuan, City of San Fernando, Arayat, Candaba, Masantol, San Luis, Apalit, and Minalin since the start of the local election campaign last March 25.
While greeters usually hold tarpaulins showing him, his mother, Vice Gov. Lilia “Nanay” Pineda, Kambilan partymates, or national candidates, there are a slew of handmade posters mostly made of cartolina, reused tarpaulin, and even cartons of corrugated boxes.
Often, colored markers are used to write the messages. The posters by a group called “Super Moms” in Minalin scribbled the words “We love you” and the governor’s name in crayons.
Voters write “Sure! Sure!” in reference to the chorus of the governor’s campaign jingle.
Others profess being “Solid” behind him. In Barangay San Juan in Apalit, they greeted him with heart signs and the promise: “No. 1 sa puso namin.” A poster held by a man screamed: “Banya! Banya” or a call to a second win.
Overwhelmed by this overflow of support, the governor took home some as mementos.
“Nakaka-inspire po,” he said. Punto Roving Team
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