- In a campaign rally, crowds became visibly thinner as they started to leave even before presidential bet Grace Poe and running mate Francis Escudero could speak
- The crowds continued to leave despite the emcee’s appeal for them to stay and wait for Poe and Escudero’s speech
- Manila Vice Mayor and senatorial bet Isko Moreno said it was not planned as he added that the humid weather inside the coliseum caused people to leave
Crowds started to leave even before presidential bet Grace Poe and running mate Francis Escudero could speak before a crowd at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila.
This was the scenario during the conduct of a campaign rally which was led by the Kaagapay ng Manileño, a group of poll watchers for the elections which was founded by outgoing Manila Vice Mayor and senatorial bet Isko Moreno, on March 27 as stated in an article written by Camille Elemia on Rappler.
As mentioned in the article, the crowds inside the jam-packed coliseum continued to become visibly thinner minutes after Moreno delivered his piece despite the emcee’s appeal to the people to stay and wait for the speeches of Poe, Escudero and the rest of the senatorial bets.
Meanwhile, Moreno said it was not planned as he pointed out that the humid weather inside the coliseum caused people to leave.
Moreno further stressed that the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has a shortage of fans inside the coliseum making the venue more humid. He then made an assurance that Poe and Escudero were warmly welcomed in the venue.
Despite the people’s exodus, Poe and Escudero managed to deliver their respective speeches to Manileños.
In her speech, Poe underscored the importance of Manila as she said it is very “close to her heart” and to the heart of her father– the late Fernando Poe Jr.– which is why she decided to launch her campaign in front of Quiapo Church.
Based on SWS survey, Poe surges in statistics following the second Commission on Elections ”PiliPinas Debates 2016′ which was held last March 20.