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Bongbong is 'Lucky 8' in Comelec's presidential list

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6 January 2022

PARTIDO Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) standard-bearer Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. is now the only presidential hopeful for this year’s elections surnamed Marcos, according to the latest list of candidates released by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

The Comelec’s list of aspirants updated as recently as January 4, 2022, showed Marcos Jr. as presidential candidate number eight. 

The number eight is long regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture.

The list started with 97 presidential hopefuls and whittled to 15 before Christmas. 

Its current number stands at 11 even as the poll body previously removed four potential candidates who were all deemed 'nuisance'.

Among those recently struck from the list is Maria Aurora Marcos, a businesswoman from Tarlac who filed her candidacy for president last October 2021. 

Meanwhile, Tiburcio Marcos, another Marcos gunning for the presidency, was removed by the Comelec from the list before December 25, 2021.

Various groups have filed seven petitions with the Comelec to derail Marcos Jr.’s candidacy in the 2022 national polls.

The Comelec recently denied the petition filed by declared nuisance candidate Tiburcio Marcos which sought to cancel Marcos Jr.’s Certificate of Candidacy (CoC). 

Tiburcio alleged that Bongbong is an impostor.  Comelec announced it had junked the petition on January 4, 2022.

Another petition, this time filed by Danilo Lihaylihay sought to declare Bongbong as a nuisance candidate only to be junked by Comelec on December 16, 2021.

The BBM-Sara UniTeam has consistently earned Filipinos' trust and support, shown by their stellar performance in non-commissioned presidential and vice-presidential preference surveys conducted by reputable polling firms.

In the latest pre-election polling conducted by OCTA Research, Marcos Jr. led all the presidential aspirants as he garnered 54% of the votes in the presidential preference survey. 

At the same time, his running-mate Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte is the clear choice as VP after she received 50% of votes in the vice-presidential race from the 1,200 respondents.

Both candidates have been busy providing help in areas recently hit by Super Typhoon 'Odette.' 

The BBM-Sara UniTeam has mobilized its network of volunteers to provide relief goods, cash assistance, much-needed water filtration units, and satellite broadband communication equipment to the hardest-hit areas.

The BBM-Sara UniTeam also recently suspended its caravans and political activities to ensure the safety of its supporters and the public as the cases of new Covid19 cases rise due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. 

Marcos and Inday Sara are urging the public to get vaccinated or get booster shots whenever able, and comply with the guidelines of the IATF to help prevent the spread of Covid19.

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FILIPINO VERSION

BONGBONG ‘LUCKY 8’ SA LISTAHAN NG MGA KANDIDATO NG COMELEC

NAG-IISA na lamang ngayon si Partido Federal ng Pilipinas standard-bearer Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. na may apelyidong Marcos base sa inilabas na candidates’ list ng Commission on Election (Comelec).

Sa pinakahuling listahan ng Comelec na isinapubliko nitong Enero 4, 2022, lumalabas na si Marcos Jr., ang presidential candidate number eight.

Ang numerong walo ay itinuturing na lucky number sa mga Chinese.

Matatandaan na nagsimula ang listahan sa 97  na pawang mga gustong tumakbong pagka-pangulo pero bumaba ang bilang nito sa 15 bago mag-Pasko matapos ideklarang nuisance candidate ng Comelec ang ibang mga personalidad.

Nitong Enero 4, bumaba na lamang ang bilang sa 11.

Kabilang sa mga natanggal ang kaapelyido ni Marcos Jr., na si Maria Aurora Marcos, isang negosyante sa Tarlac. Bago mag-Pasko isa pang kaapelyido ni Marcos Jr., na si Tiburcio  ang nauna nang tinanggal sa listahan ng Comelec.

Matatandaan din na ilang grupo ang nagsampa ng aabot sa pitong petisyon sa tanggapan ng Comelec para pigilan ang pagtakbo ni Marcos Jr., sa 2022 elections.

Nito ring Enero 4 ay ibinasura ng Comelec ang isinampang petisyon nang nuisance candidate na si Tiburcio na nanawagan na ikansela ang Certificate of Candidacy (COC) ni Marcos Jr., dahil isa umano itong impostor. 

Isa pang petisyon na isinampa naman ni Danilo Lihaylihay na humihiling na gawing nuisance candidate si Marcos Jr., ang ibinasura rin ng Comelec nitong Disyembre 16, 2021.

Kaugnay nito, patuloy namang namamayagpag sa mga serye ng survey ang BBM-Sara UniTeam at nananatiling pinaka-pinagkakatiwalaan at pinakamaraming taga-suporta sa lahat ng mga nangangarap na tumakbong pangulo at bise-presidente.

Ayon sa pinakahuling survey ng OCTA Research, si Marcos Jr., ay nakapagtala ng 54 percent sa presidential survey habang ang kanyang running mate na si Davao Mayor Sara Duterte ay nakakuha rin ng 50 percent sa vice presidential race.

Abala ngayon ang BBM-Sara UniTeam sa pamamahagi ng tulong sa mga nasalanta ng super typhoon Odette.

Pinakilos ng tandem ang kanilang mga taga-suporta para mamigay ng relief goods, tulong pinansyal, mga water filtration units, at mga satellite broadband communication equipment sa mga biktima ng bagyo.

Ipinagpaliban din muna ng BBM-Sara UniTeam ang kanilang mga caravan at iba pang aktibidad sa pulitika para masiguro ang kaligtasan ng lahat matapos ang panibagong banta sa Covid19.

Kasabay nito ang panawagan ng BBM-Sara UniTeam na magpabakuna na ang lahat dahil ito ang pinakamabisang sandata laban sa virus.

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