Bongbong Marcos aims that highest position in the Philippine government
Former Senator Bongbong Marcos announced his intention to run for President in the 2022 elections through his social media.
Marcos, the son of former President Ferdinand Marcos who declared Martial Law in the Philippines during his presidency, is also aiming for the same position for the election next year. The name of the former Senator has been one of the popular politicians emerging in presidential surveys.
Based on the report from The Philippine Star, in a pre-recorded video, Marcos said, “I am today announcing my intention to run for the presidency of the Philippines. I will bring that form of unifying leadership in our country.”
In 2016, he run for Vice President but was defeated by VP Leni Robredo. He had his electoral protest for several years until Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) junked it last May.
Prior to his announcement, Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), the political party established by Ferdinand Marcos, endorsed Bongbong Marcos for president last month. At that time, BBM thanked the party but has not directly accepted the endorsement.
In the same Philstar report, it was stated that the former Senator joined Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, formed by Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones and other allies of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018.
Bongbong Marcos posted about this on his social media page on Tuesday morning. Then, he announced his plan to run for President in the afternoon.
Previously, BBM was with the Nacionalista Party led by former Senator Manny Villar. Atty. Vic Rodriguez, the election lawyer of Marcos said that following the former Senator’s oath-taking PFP member, he is now the chairman as well.
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