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Joy Belmonte assures politikos: QC an ‘open city’ for campaigning

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has assured candidates running in the 2022 elections that they’re free to campaign in the city regardless of their political affiliation.

“We know that Quezon City is a preferred venue for national candidates to hold rallies, as we have many ideal locations to hold these events. In this regard, we are an open city, so that our constituents can learn as much as they can about the candidates who visit us,” Belmonte said in a statement.

Quezon City has an estimated 1.4 million voters.

Belmonte’s statement comes at the heels of the “Pink Sunday” rally held at the Quezon Memorial Circle by supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo.

On February 14, supporters of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will hold a campaign rally at the Amoranto Stadium.

Presidential candidates Isko Moreno, Manny Pacquiao, Ping Lacson, and their respective running mates have likewise held campaign activities in Quezon City, which were all preceded by courtesy visits by the candidates to Belmonte.

“Being an open city, we would just like to remind all rally organizers to coordinate in advance with our LGU, so that we may provide them with the best assistance and manpower for their events,” Belmonte said.