LEADING congressional candidate Ang Probinsyano Party-List (AP-PL) took Cebu by storm when it visited different parts of the vote-rich province together with mutli-awarded action star Coco Martin.
Coco, who stars as “Kardo” in a popular TV show “Ang Probinsyano,” joined the AP-PL in its patrol in the localities of Dumanjug, Santander, Tuburan, Danao and Mandaue to connect with thousands of Cebuanos waiting for them.
Earlier, Coco announced his support for AP-PL which, he said, can help provide a better future for Filipinos in the provinces. Believing that hard-working Filipinos need opportunities to become productive citizens, Martin backed AP-PL’s legislative agenda—enhanced peoples’ access to government health services and quality education.
Thousands of Cebuano fans and supporters braved the sweltering heat as they welcomed Coco and the AP-PL upon their arrival in the municipality of Dumanjug in Southwestern Cebu yesterday where they were met by Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, 7th District Representative Peter Calderon and host Dumanjug Mayor Efren Gica.
Coco then led a 3-hour motorcade from Dumanjug down to the southernmost tip of Cebu at Santander where he and AP-PL were welcomed by the group of Mayor Marilyn Wenceslao.
From the south, Coco and AP-PL then went north to Tuburan, the biggest municipality of Cebu. They were warmly received by the party of Tuburan Mayor Aljun Diamante. Over 30,000 fans of Coco and AP-PL from the towns of Barili, Aloguinsan, Pinamugahan, Balamban, Asturias, Tabuelan and the City of Toledo joined the rally of Coco and AP-PL to get a glimpse of their idol and know AP-PL’s platform.
By mid-afternoon, the Cebu-patrol of Coco and the AP-PL team was in Danao with 5th District Representavie Red Durano and Danao Mayor Nito Durano. Another mammoth crowd of Cebuanos welcomed AP-PL and Martin who delivered a song number to the delight of his fans.
To cap off the day, a motorcade was then held from Danao to Mandaue where another huge crowd awaited Coco and AP-PL. Coco expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Cebuanos for giving him such a warm welcome.
He also reiterated his support for Ang Probinsyano Party-List in every town that he visited and enjoined the Cebuanos to consider the sectoral organization which is centered on human capacity development in provinces nationwide.