By Ernie Reyes
NAGA CITY — Farmers groups Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang
Magsasaka (Pakisama) and the Banasi Farmers of Camarines Sur are
throwing their full support behind the national election bid of Vice
President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
This assurance came from Randy Sirio, president of the Banasi Farmers
Association and member of the national council of Pakisama, in a
dialogue during Pangilinan’s visit to Camarines Sur today, November
“Si Senator Kiko po ay matagal na naming kasama sa adbokasiya ng mga
magsasaka. Kahit siya po ay senador, ang kanyang paa ay nakatapak pa
rin sa lupa at hindi niya pinapabayaan ang katulad naming maliliit na
magsasaka,” Sirio said.
Sirio also said that the groups will launch a 90-day walk to campaign
for Robredo and Pangilinan. The activity will take the farmers from
Palawan to Quezon City.
Pangilinan thanked the farmers’ groups for their support for his
vice-presidential run, as well as Robredo’s presidential bid.
The vice presidential candidate arrived in Camarines Sur earlier today
and was welcomed by dozens of supporters and volunteers headed by
Camarines Sur’s 3rd district representative Gabriel Bordado.
“I’m happy to be in Leni Robredo’s bailiwick. I hope to have fruitful
discussions with the different sectors, particularly the agriculture
sector whose undying support warms my heart, during the duration of my
stay here. Thank you very much for the warm welcome our Bicolano
supporters,” Pangilinan said.