Former senator Bongbong Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
By Junex Doronio
September 24, 2021
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — Despite being endorsed by two right-wing political parties, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. seems to be playing “hele hele bago quiere” on calls for him to run for president in 2022.
On Friday, September, 24, the erstwhile moribund Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), founded by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, “resurrected” itself and nominated BBM (monicker of the former senator) to be its standard-bearer in the May 9, 2022, presidential race.
Earlier, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) also nominated BBM as their standard-bearer.
However, BBM sent a recorded message to the KBL after its nomination in Binangonan, Rizal.
“It is an expression of the understanding of the work that the KBL continues to do in the past 40 years, even more, that’s what that message was. If they endorsed me, I also thank them for the trust they bestowed upon me. I don’t know that you can interpret that as an acceptance,” Marcos said during the Friday News Forum.
But will he run for president?
“I will answer you when the time comes, you cannot rush these things, I fully intend to take all the available time that I have to make the decision,” Marcos said, apparently keeping his cool.
Several Marcos loyalists have been urging him to run for president with the feisty presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as his vice-presidential running mate. (ai/mtvn)