Various groups of cyclists joined the nationwide “1-4-Alan Peter Cayetano Bike Caravan” on April 10, 2022 as a show of support for former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s senate comeback bid.
Bike caravans were simultaneously held on Sunday morning in Quezon City, Manila, Pasay City, Mandaluyong, Santiago in Isabela, Bulacan, Olongapo in Zambales, Imus in Cavite, Calamba in Laguna, Albuquerque and Tagbilaran in Bohol, Pagadian in Zamboanga, Iligan in Lanao del Norte, and Tagum in Davao del Norte.
The nationwide caravan was organized and spearheaded by some of the biggest cycling groups across the country with hundreds of members, such as the Universal Cycling Network (UCN) in Cavite, multisports group TriZurKamesa in Pagadian, and Kasabike Iligan in Iligan.
Local officials, including mayors and barangay chairmans, also joined the bike caravan.
“We just really want to thank Sir Alan Peter Cayetano. From medical assistance, to mobile clinics, sa ambulance, pati sa infrastructure, handang tumulong si Sir Alan,” Pagadian City Councilor and Sports Committee Chairman Sam Tyra Co said.
This is the third nationwide bike caravan held in solidarity with Cayetano’s eco-friendly campaign for the May 2022 general elections.
Cayetano launched his eco-friendly campaign in February, vowing to do away with traditional motorcades to avoid pollution and gas consumption.
He is also not using printed campaign materials such as flyers and posters so as to “not to add to the tons of garbage being generated during election season.”
Cayetano instead urged his supporters to plant trees and mangroves, establish urban farms, and use social media as alternatives to traditional campaigning.
The call was praised by various environmental groups, such as the EcoWaste Coalition, which said the move reflects Cayetano’s deep concern for the environment and his important mission to make his campaign cleaner, safer, and better until election day.
Cayetano, who has been topping senatorial surveys including the latest survey released by Pulse Asia on April 6, 2022, said he will push for a “faith-based” and “values-oriented” leadership in the Senate.
Photo credit: The Pagadian Times