Bongbong is Goma and Lucy's presidential bet in 2022

3 February 2022

AFTER several weeks of speculations, incumbent Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez and his wife, Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez, have finally publicly declared their support for Partido ng Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos’ presidential bid in the upcoming 2022 elections.

On a Facebook page on Tuesday, Richard Gomez, an award-winning actor turned-public servant, said that Marcos is the only presidential aspirant that has responded to their calls and aided Ormoc City in times of disasters and emergencies.

“Sa kanilang lahat na tumatakbo, siya lang ang nakatulong sa Ormoc City during disasters and difficult times. Madaling lapitan, madaling kausapin,” Richard Gomez said in his FB post.

In a radio interview last December 6, 2021, Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez narrated several instances when Marcos provided aid to Ormoc City.

"I give you a concrete example, and I don't know if BBM remembers this, but back when Yolanda happened, he was not part of the administration, but one of the very first to help Ormoc was BBM and his family," Rep. Torres-Gomez said in the interview.

"And through Irene (Marcos-Araneta), BBM sent Ormoc clean water and a gadget from some foreign company for clean water… going to the different barangays demonstrating how that is used and then having access to clean water at a very crucial time, that's one," Rep. Torres-Gomez added.

Torres-Gomez also noted Marcos’ help to Ormoc City when it was struck by an earthquake in 2017.  The former senator was still able to muster aid for the city despite not being in public office following the 2016 elections.

"If you really look at it, if you look at the dynamics, you had just lost an election.  You didn't make it back in 2016, but you were the first to be on the ground after the earthquake happened," Torres-Gomez added.

The public announcement came a day after the Gomezes met with Marcos in a Quezon City restaurant on Monday, January 31, 2022.

"I just want to say that more than what you say, more than what the plans are, what the grand plan is, it is really what you do on the battlefield as the battle rages on, the soldiers on the ground are suffering.  So, I think that speaks more about a leader than all the nice words or all the nice plans," Torres-Gomez added.

The celebrity couple also supported the vice-presidential bid of Marcos in 2016.

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FILIPINO VERSION

BBM SUPORTADO NINA GOMA AT LUCY SA HALALAN 2022

MATAPOS ang ilang linggong suspense, ay pormal nang idineklara nina incumbent Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez at asawang si Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (4th District) ang kanilang suporta para kay Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

Sa kanilang Facebook page, sinabi ni Goma, isang award-winning actor na naging public servant, na si Marcos ang sinusuportahan nilang kandidato sa pagka-pangulo sa nalalapit na Halalan 2022.

Isa sa mga dahilan aniya kung bakit si Marcos ang pinagkakatiwalaan nilang maging pangulo ng bansa ay dahil subok na nila ang pagiging sinsero at mabilis niyang pagtulong sa tuwing nagkakaroon ng trahedya at kalamidad sa kanilang probinsya.

“Sa kanilang lahat na tumatakbo, siya lang ang nakatulong sa Ormoc City during disasters and difficult times. Madaling lapitan, madaling kausapin,” ani Goma sa kanyang FB post.

Sa radio interview ni Congw. Lucy Torres noong nakalipas na Disyembre, inilarawan nito kung paano na hindi sila pinabayaan ni Marcos nang malagay sa matinding pagsubok ang kanilang probinsiya, partikular na ang Ormoc City.

"I give you a concrete example, and I don't know if BBM remembers this, but back when Yolanda happened, he was not part of the administration, but one of the very first to help Ormoc was BBM and his family," anang maybahay ni Goma.

"And through Irene (Marcos-Araneta), BBM sent Ormoc clean water and a gadget from some foreign company for clean water . . . going to the different barangays, demonstrating how that is used and then having access to clean water at a very crucial time, that's one," sabi pa nito.

Nang salantain naman ng lindol noong 2017 ang Ormoc City, si Marcos din ang unang personalidad na tumulong sa kanilang lungsod.

Ang nakahahanga pa, ayon sa kongresista, noong mga taong iyon ay wala sa puwesto si Marcos dahil katatapos lang noon ng 2016 national elections, pero hindi naging hadlang iyon at buong puso pa rin siyang tumulong.

"If you really look at it, if you look at the dynamics, you had just lost an election.  You didn't make it back in 2016, but you were the first to be on the ground after the earthquake happened," sabi pa ni Lucy.

Ang pagpapahayag ng suporta para sa kandidatura ni Marcos ngayong 2022 ay inilabas ng mag-asawang Gomez matapos nilang makausap at makaharap ito sa isang restaurant sa Quezon City noong nakalipas na Lunes, Enero 31, 2022.

"I just want to say that more than what you say, more than what the plans are, what the grand plan is, it is really what you do on the battlefield as the battle rages on, the soldiers on the ground are suffering.  So, I think that speaks more about a leader than all the nice words or all the nice plans," sabi pa ng mambabatas.

Ang mag-asawang Goma at Lucy ay nauna ring nagbigay ng suporta kay Marcos noong tumakbo ito, ngunit natalo sa kahina-hinalang paraan bilang bise-presidente ng bansa noong 2016.

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