Warm reception in Laguna elates Gordon
Laguna--Bagumbayan Party Presidential bet Sen. Richard J. Gordon, who was the first presidential candidate to bring his campaign to the historic province, was elated by the warm welcome he received in the Laguna towns he visited in their two-day sortie.
Gordon, who was joined by his running mate Bayani Fernando later in the day, was hopeful that the warm reception meant that people are now more discerning in their choice of presidential candidate.
People rush excitedly outside their homes to get a glimpse of the senator, calling out "Si Idol, si Idol," as the motorcade passed the inner roads of Laguna on the way to the city or municipal halls of the towns that Gordon visited.
"Malakas si Gordon dito. Mas natuwa pa kami dahil siya mismo ang talagang pumunta dito sa amin para ipaliwanag niya ang kanyang mga programa kapag siya ay maibotong president," said an employee in the San Pablo City Hall, the first city visited during the sortie.
"Mabuti pa si Gordon. Siya pa lang ang pumunta dito para makipag-usap sa mga tao rito," the employee added.
Gordon, though elated by the warm reception he received, urged the people to weigh the candidates well before casting their votes on May 10 as he noted that the country has been steadily going downhill because the people have been electing the wrong kind of leaders.
"Ang masasabi ko lang, dapat mag-isip na tayo.Bumubulusok tayo pababa. Bastos ang pulitika dito sa atin dahil ginagawa nating laro. Subukan nating seryosohin, makakakuha tayo ng matinong lider," he said at a meeting with barangay officials and other leaders of the Pansol, Laguna society.
"Kaya nating alisin ang lahat ng problema basta kumuha tayo ng mga lider na epektibo. Tiyak mababago lahat kapag umupo si Dick Gordon. Gordon-Bayani, pagbabago, sigurado. Itaga niyo sa bato," the Bagumbayan standard-bearer added at the meeting held before retiring for the night.