Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. clinched the support of all barangay captains of Cavite after they unanimously endorsed his vice presidential bid.
Marcos got the endorsement of all the 826 barangay chairman of Cavite during their 13th Liga ng mga Barangay, Cavite Chapter Congress held Tuesday night at Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan De Oro City.
Marcos was the only vice presidential candidate invited to their convention.
The barangay captains all introduced the senator as the next vice president of the country through a rousing applause. They then took turns taking pictures with Marcos and raising his hand as their expression of support. They all vowed to actively campaign for him in Cavite.
Marcos, in his speech, thanked the barangay captains for their overwhelming support saying that he will continue to push for measures that will alleviate their conditions and recognize their contributions to governance and society.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat sa napaka-init na oag-iimbita sa akin. Alam ko na malaki ang sakripisyo ng mga barangay official dahil wala silang pinipiling oras sa pagseserbisyo sa ating mga kababayan kaya ako ay magpapatuloy na boses ng mga local government at patuloy ko kayong ipaglalaban,” he said.
Marcos has authored the Barangay Retirement Benefits bill which was already approved by the Senate but still pending in the House of Representatives.
The said bill aims to provide retirement pay of P100,000 for each qualified barangay chairman, P80,000 for each member of Sangguniang Barangay, and P50,000 each for barangay treasurer and secretary, barangay tanod, member of the Lupon ng Tagapamayapa, and barangay health and day care worker.
Under the measure, a barangay official or worker must be at least 60 years old and with at least 9 years of service to be eligible to receive the retirement benefit.