Mindanao Times

Leni’s rally canceled due to rows among supporters

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews) – Because the politician­s backing Leni Robredo in this city couldn’t agree on the venue for a rally and on their choice of vice president, the presidenti­al candidate is skipping the scheduled rally here on Wednesday and is instead proceeding elsewhere in various sorties in Mindanao.

Deputy Speaker Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro) said the issue of venue where Robredo would hold the rally have remained unresolved among her supporters – Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno, Rep. Juliet Uy (2nd District, Misamis Oriental) and himself.

Rodriguez said Uy offered a vacant 10-hectare lot of Phividec in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental but Moreno reportedly objected to the proposal.

Moreno and Uy are running against each other for the gubernator­ial post of Misamis Oriental. Moreno supports the

Vice President and her running mate, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, while Uy is endorsing the vice presidenti­al bid of Sara Duterte.

Rodriguez, like Uy, supports Robredo but endorses Duterte, or what is called the RoSa (Robredo-Duterte) movement, said he offered Cagayan de Oro as venue for the rally.

“Leni could motorcade from Tagoloan to Cagayan de Oro easily,” said Rodriguez, who is seeking reelection as 2nd

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