Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 4) — Presidential candidates, their running mates, and senatorial slate are staging their miting de avance this week for the final push to woo voters before the May 9 polls.
The events will culminate three months of grueling and challenging campaign rallies across the country.
These are the schedules of the presidential bets:
Leody de Guzman
Labor leader Leody de Guzman will be joined by the entire slate of Partido Lakas ng Masa, his running mate Walden Bello and senatorial candidates Luke Espiritu, Roy Cabonegro, and David D’Angelo in their miting de avance in Quezon City Memorial Circle covered court on May 4, 6 p.m.
Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and his running mate Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto will deviate from the usual miting de avance to cap off the three-month campaign. They will instead hold a caravan in parts of Calabarzon.
Lacson said they have a “kumustahan” with residents in areas that are traditionally not being visited by national candidates, such as plazas and terminals. He said they are still finalizing the final list of places they will visit.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte kicked off their miting de avance in Guimbal town in Iloilo on Tuesday for the Visayas leg of their final push.
They will then head to Mindanao on Thursday, May 5, to court voters in the hometown of the Dutertes. They will hold a major event in the Tagum City Hall grounds in Davao del Norte province.
Their nationwide miting de avance will end near Solaire in Parañaque City on Saturday, May 7, the last day of campaigning.
Vice President Leni Robredo will hold her miting de avance on Saturday, May 7, along Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue in Makati City at 5 p.m. This means the Angat Buhay slate and the UniTeam lineup of Marcos and Duterte will both hold their major event on the same night in neighboring Metro Manila cities.
In the final pre-election survey by Pulse Asia, Marcos leads in Metro Manila with 57% voter preference while Robredo scored 26%. Nationwide, Marcos leads with 56% while Robredo has 23%.
Before the Makati event, Robredo will go back to her home region Bicol for a series of grand rallies in Sorsogon, Legazpi, and her hometown Naga on May 6.
This story will be updated with the schedules of the other candidates.