MANILA, Philippines — The political party of President Rodrigo Duterte has formally announced their endorsement of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid, the Manila Standard reported on Tuesday, citing a resolution.
“After careful and exhaustive deliberations, the National Executive Committee endorses the candidacy of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for President of the Republic of the Philippines in the forthcoming 2022 national elections.”PDP Laban president Alfonso Cusi
PDP Laban added that BBM is the candidate whose platform is most aligned with the PDP Laban’s 11-point agenda.
“Senator Bongbong Marcos is the candidate whose platform is most aligned with the development program of President Rodrigo Duterte,”Cusi added.
Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, is leading in opinion polls by a wide margin ahead of the May 9 presidential election.
Marcos Jr’s running mate is Sara Duterte-Carpio, has also been endorsed by the same political party.
Source: Reuters, Daily Tribune