MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of supporters of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso on Sunday held simultaneous motorcades in Metro Manila and Cebu City in a massive show of support behind Moreno’s presidential bid.
In the National Capital Region, more than 5,000 motorcycle riders and at lease 500 cars and vehicles participated in what organizers billed as “The 2nd Blue Wave Caravan.”
The first highly-successful “Blue Wave Caravan” was held last October 24, which was timed with Mayor Isko’s 47th birthday. His running mate, Dr. Willie Ong has the same birthdate and the good doctor turned 58 years old.
In Cebu City, more than 500 members of PRIMO-Isko Cebu led by Eduard Ligas lined up along the sidewalks of the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge holding tarpaulins and placards showing the tandem photos of Isko Moreno-Willie Ong.
Some supporters on board motorcycles, meanwhile, went around the major thoroughfares of Cebu City in support of the ongoing Blue Wave Caravan in Metro Manila.
Cebuano motorists passing by the bridge honk their horns as a show of support to Mayor Isko’s and Doc Willie’s presidential and vice president bids.
Mayor Isko and his Aksyon Demokratiko slate was in Cebu Province Nov. 5 and 6 as part of their listening tour with focus on ordinary people. 3rd District Rep. Pablo John “PJ” Garcia accompanied Moreno throughout his 2-day Cebu visit.
Mayor Isko’s supporters and volunteers assembled at the Zaragosa Road 10 South-bound lane as early as 5 am. The sunny weather ensured the participation of the more than 2,000 motorcycle riders who are mostly Tondo residents and high school classmates of Moreno.
Participants wore blue polo shorts and blue T-shirts that literally turned the caravan route into a “sea of blue.” Blue is the official color of Mayor Isko as well as his fellow Aksyon Demokratiko bets.
From Road 10, the “Blue Wave Caravan” proceeded to Circumferential Road 4 going to the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan City.
The Blue motorcade then traversed the South-Bound lane of Edsa all the way to Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City.
By 10 am, hundreds of supporters and spectators along Roxas Boulevard in Manila can be seen shouting the name of Mayor Isko for President as the Blue Wave Caravan passed through the Luneta area.
The 2nd Blue Wave Caravan ended in Zaragosa Road 10 where they started.
Last November 8, about 50 pastors and leaders from different Christian denominations led by Bishop Sherween Eslava, took their oath before Moreno and offered an ecumenical prayer for the mayor and his campaign team.
Other groups who also took their oath of support include Ikaw and Ako Isko Tayo Youth and Urban Poor sectors based in Taguig and Pasig, Youth Movement for Isko, and the gaming group Rumble Royale, which earlier shared their plan to organize online gaming tournaments to help promote the mayor to the youth and the gamers.
Mayor Isko also swore in new members of Aksyon Demokratiko. They include Maguindanao Board Member Araphat Lagasan; Solana, Cagayan, Councilor Atty. Domingo Lagundi, Jr. and Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Councilor Jude Bayona.
More groups are scheduled to be sworn in in the coming weeks by the Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer, who is running on a platform of good, clean, transparent, and inclusive governance and leadership by example.