MANILA - Senatorial bet Francis Tolentino’s supporters traded their usual banners for masks bearing the face of their bet during the "Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate" Sunday.
The former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman’s supporters wore the masks as they cheered, clapped and screamed for Tolentino during the debate.
“This is the first time we used the masks but we plan to use them again in his next sorties and events,” Tolentino’s sister Annalyn told ABS-CBN News.
“‘Yung iba naka mascot at sticker. Ito para iba naman,” she said.
The masks also give Tolentino’s campaign a more “personal” touch, his nephew Brent said.
“It is really important to recognize the candidate by his face. Seeing the face is better than just seeing the name,” he said.
“It feels more personal when you see a candidate’s face than just seeing a name,” he said.