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MANILA — Thousands of enthusiastic Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) worldwide expressed their support for the BBM-Sara UniTeam despite the inability of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and his running-mate Inday Sara Duterte to campaign abroad because of the pandemic.
In Tokyo, Japan, thousands of Filipinos marched along major thoroughfares while chanting the name of Marcos and Duterte.
Reports indicate that hundreds of BBM-Sara UniTeam supporters gathered in one of the most popular promenades in Rome while another group of OFWs assembled in Milan, both in Italy, to express their support for the tandem.
Both events went viral on Facebook.
In London, a sea of humanity clad in red and green gathered in front of the London Bridge while dancing and prancing to the tune of “Bagong Lipunan.”
A group that belongs to the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) in Rome declared that only the UniTeam can continue the Build, Build, Build projects of President Duterte.
“I am calling on my countrymen not to neglect them (UniTeam) because they will continue the legacy of President Duterte,” said Marlon Malinay, an OFW based in Rome.
“The UniTeam will continue what President Duterte has started, Do we want drugs to return, do we want to return to the days of ‘laglag-bala’? There is no other hope but the UniTeam,” Kali Istukada Miranda said.
The OFWs urged their compatriots in other countries all over the world to go out and vote starting on April 10 at the embassies of their respective countries.
Marcos, on the other hand, thanked all his supporters worldwide and asked them to understand why he can’t campaign outside of the country.
“Pero nakatataba ng puso na tuloy-tuloy lamang ang inyong pinakikitang suporta sa amin sa UniTeam,” he said.
In the end, Marcos assured the OFWs that they will be among the priorities of his programs when he sits as president. (ai/mtvn)