Rally for Duterte not a 'million people march'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 25 2015 08:06 PM | Updated as of Sep 26 2015 04:06 AM

MANILA - Supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said their rally should not be called a ''million people march.''

In an interview on dzMM, Atty. Paula Alvarez, spokesperson for Champions for Rody Duterte for President, said the rally will go as planned.

She, however, said the rally should not be called a "million people march" as they never said they have one million supporters.

"Unang-una po sa lahat, hindi po siya million people march. Wala po kaming claim na may isang million kami, pero sana gusto po sana namin na maghikayat ng iba pa nating kababayan na ipakita po natin ang suporta natin kay Mayor through 'yung ating pagrarally sa Luneta," Alvarez said.

She also said they did not invite any celebrity or showbiz personalities in the rally, as the gathering is solely to convince Duterte to run as president, and not for political propaganda.

"Sa ngayon po, wala pa pong confirmed kasi hindi po talaga namin siya ginagawang parang political platform kung saan mag-iimbita kami ng artista. Ito po talaga ay para kay Mayor Duterte na ipapakita po namin ang support namin," Alvarez said, adding that celebrities are welcome to join if they want to show their support for Duterte.

The People's Call will be held on September 26 at Burnham Greens in Quirino Grandstand. Supporters are asked to wear red, blue or white.