Although he has yet to finalize his political plans, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.–son of ex-president Ferdinand Marcos–has confirmed that he has been considering vying for the country’s highest seat of power in next year’s general elections.
He has admitted that several sectors and political groups would be willing to seriously back him if he decides to run.
However, some of these parties have made it known to him that their support completely hinges on a presidential bid, and nothing less.
Marcos said in a statement, “…kung titignan mo ‘yung survey, I do better in the presidential survey than the vice-presidential survey.”
His sister, Sen. Imee Marcos also revealed that he has been in talks with the split factions of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Despite this, no concrete plans have been announced, stating that his timetable for confirmation depends on the date of filing.
Marcos remarked that his plan is to use the time remaining before filing, to make sure he can come to the right decision.
Filing of the certificate of candidacy (COC) for the 2022 Philippine general elections will begin in the first week of October.
In related news, the Cusi faction of PDP-Laban has officially announced its line-up with President Rodrigo Duterte eyeing the vice-presidency, and his loyal companion Senator Bong Go, as the standard-bearer for the presidency.