Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Makes Bid for President Official
BONGBONG MARCOS – Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. filed his candidacy for president in the Election 2022. Here’s what he said.
The filing of candidacy is down to its last three (3) days now. Many Filipinos await who would join the presidential race for the Election 2022. Several incumbent politicians who are undeniably expected to take on the presidential race have already filed their candidacy.
Several months prior to the filing of candidacy period set by the Commission on Election (COMELEC), there were surveys about the possible presidential candidates. Most of the names in the results have already filed their candidacy for a presidential bid.
One of those who recently joined the presidential race is former Senator Bongbong Marcos, the only son of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, former Sen. Bongbong Marcos filed his candidacy for president at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City. He was accompanied by his family at the filing of his Certificate of Candidacy (COC).
“I filed my CoC for president just now. I guess that makes it all official,” said the former Senator.
In 2016, Marcos ran for vice president but he lost to Vice Pres. Leni Robredo. The son of the former president contested the victory of the lawyer from Naga City but his appeal was junked.
The announcement of Marcos to run for president came after he announced his transfer to Partido Federal ng Pilipinas. Aside from PFP, late father’s political party, Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, also nominated him for president in the next election.
Marcos has not named a running-mate in the upcoming election. He admitted that he was previously in talks with PDP-Laban Cusi wing to adopt President Rodrigo Roa Duterte but the 76-year-old President recently announced his retirement from politics after 2022.
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