Motorcades showing support for former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Metro Manila and Ilocos Sur got a lot of attention over social media despite the presidential aspirant not present in those events.
Dubbed as “BBM Red Day,” the caravans held to show support for Marcos’ presidential bid saw participants all wearing red shirts or tops.
Photos and videos circulated from early morning on Sunday of a major highway and bridge in Ilocos Sur showing thousands of motorcycle riders converging from dawn to participate in a caravan showing support for Marcos. A news network reported that the participation of the riders for the motorcade was voluntary.
The Ilocos Sur motorcade that started in Sinait and ended in Tagudin drew an estimated 8,000 supporters. Marcos was the vice governor of the province from 1980 to 1983.
Kervin King, one of the organizers of the event, said over social media the motorcade did not cause major traffic disruptions in the province.
“All are safe and we didn’t cause too much traffic considering the 27.3-kilometer head to tail length of the motorcade,” he added.
In Metro Manila, a smaller number of motorcycle riders accompanied by motor vehicles also held a motorcade that also got a lot of attention from social media.
Videos circulating over social media showed the Metro Manila motorcade showing support for Marcos traversing EDSA and converging in the Luneta area and CCP complex in the City of Manila.