WITH an aim to bring back a unifying leadership in the country, former Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. officially throws his hat for the presidency under a ‘convoy of political parties, sectoral movements and youth organizations led by the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).
Before noon today he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for the presidency without funfair and accompanied only by his wife, Atty. Louise, and two sons, Ferdinand Alexander and Joseph Simon.
In a live broadcast aired on his Facebook page yesterday. Marcos formally announced his intention to run for the May 2022 national elections with hopes of bringing all Filipinos to work together towards a shared vision and goal especially now that the country is facing challenges brought by the pandemic.
"I am today announcing my intention to run for the Presidency of the Philippines in the upcoming May 2022 elections. I will bring that form of unifying leadership back to our country. Join me in this noblest of causes and we will succeed. Sama-sama tayong babangon muli," Marcos said.
"Hangad kong ibalik ang mapagkaisang paglilingkod na magbubuklod sa ating bansa. Tayo'y magkaisa at sama-sama tayong babangon mula sa hagupit ng pandemya, babangon mula sa paglulugmok ng ating ekonomiya," he added.
Marcos said the global pandemic, the Philippines' greatest test in history, has taught Filipinos that they always need one another during these trying times.
"We must face the challenge as one, as one country, as one people. Together we must work towards a shared vision of our country through COVID and beyond COVID to find a way through this crisis with a common goal of vision to guide us and to lead us," he stressed.
"I know that it is this manner of unifying leadership that can lead us through this crisis," Marcos said.
Before his announcement, Marcos officially took oath as a new member and the new chairman of PFP.
Marcos vowed to bring people safely back to work in order for all Filipinos to live their lives once again.
"Let us bring Filipinos back to one another in service of our country facing the crisis and the challenges of the future together. Sama-sama tayong babangon muli," he said.