MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of supporters of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso held a motorcade last Sunday.
About 1,000 motorcycle riders and at least 100 cars and vehicles participated in what organizers billed as “The Blue Wave Caravan.”
The “Blue Wave Caravan” was timed with the 47th birthday of Mayor Isko, who was born on Oct. 24, 1974. His running mate, Dr. Willie Ong has the same birthdate and turned 58 years old.
Light rains did not dampen the mood of the participants who assembled in Plaza Moriones in Tondo as early as 6 am. The most numerous of motorcycle riders belong to various rider organizations, mostly based in the City of Manila.
From Moriones, Tondo, the “Blue Wave” caravan proceeded to Smokey Mountain and passed through the Manila City Hall then to Quiapo Church and proceeding to Quezon Boulevard.
The motorcade is scheduled to pass thru Quezon Memorial Circle going to Commonwealth Avenue toward Litex Market before going to Caloocan City before returning to Manila on Plaza Moriones.
Last Friday (Oct. 22), Mayor Isko administered the two dozens of leaders and volunteers from sectoral and volunteer groups who pledged their support to his presidential campaign.
Groups and organizations based in different parts of the country who took their oath of support before the mayor include Pilipinas God First: Samahang Agila para kay Kuya Isko; Pilipinas God First Movement: One Sulu for Isko; Pilipinas God First: United Bangsamoro Isko for President Movement; Barangay Isko and Barangay Isko Youth (NCR and CALABARZON); Spread Salam Association; Scouts Royale Brotherhood (Oriental Mindoro); Sangguniang Kabataan (SK); and Tau Gamma. The groups represent fraternities, business and youth sectors.
Meanwhile, Mayor Isko and Aksyon Demokratiko continue to draw more supporters as he swears in dozens of new members to the party.
Taking their oath before the Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer are incumbents and candidates for gubernatorial, mayoral and local posts from Ifugao, Abra, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Cavite and Eastern Samar.
Two Party List organizations, ACTS-OFW Party List and MP Nation, one originally associated with another presidential aspirant, also threw in their support for the mayor.
Mayor Isko spoke once again of his plan on cutting taxes on fuel to ensure inclusive and sustainable economic activity, which was very well received by attendees.
The atmosphere became light and joyous towards the end of the event when the different groups had their photos were taken with Mayor Isko, his vice presidential candidate Doc Willie Ong and senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc.
More groups are scheduled to be sworn in in the coming days by Mayor Isko, who is running on a platform of good, clean, transparent, and inclusive governance, fast, effective, and efficient government action and leadership by example