Presidential Frontrunner Bongbong Marcos: “Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions.”

BONGBONG MARCOS – The former Senator and presumptive president wants to be judged by his actions, not his ancestors.

The Filipino people have voted for the local and national elections 2022. The automated election was held last May 9, 2022 which was declared by Malacañang a holiday to give time for the people to vote. Ten candidates vied for the presidency.

Prior to the elections, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos was leading the surveys conducted by opinion polling body Pulse Asia. He maintained his lead in voters’ preferences until the final survey conducted a month before the poll.

Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid was challenged by several petitions filed before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Several petitions sought his disqualification from the race citing his tax evasion charges. The poll body junked all the petitions.

Bongbong Marcos Jr
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A few minutes after most of the voting precincts closed last May 9, 2022, partial and unofficial results were made available to the public. Former Sen. Marcos is leading the presidential race with a huge margin against the votes for Vice Pres. Leni Robredo who is his closest rival in the partial and unofficial results.

Recently, the camp of former Sen. Bongbong Marcos declared victory citing that 98% of the total votes were counted and the former Senator has a lead of over 16 million votes. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the former Senator wants to be judged by his actions not by his ancestors.

Attorney Vic Rodriguez, the spokesman of the former senator, expressed that “Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. will be the 17th President of the Philippines. According to him, the election is a victory for all Filipinos and for democracy. He stressed that the former Senator promises to be a president for all, “seek common ground across political divides, and work together to unite the nation”.

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