Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today expressed gratitude to fellow Nacionalista Senator Cynthia Villar for saying positive things about him during his recent sortie in Pangasinan.
Marcos and Villar were both invited as guest speakers at the team building of the faculty and staff of the Pangasinan State University-San Carlos campus in Balungao town over the weekend.
During the talk, Villar said although she could not endorse Marcos’ candidacy because the Nacionalista Party (NP) has three vice presidential candidates in the coming elections, she thought there was no need to do so especially in the Solid North provinces because they were clearly behind Marcos.
“Pero alam ko po naman sa Solid North hindi na kailangang ikampanya pa si Senator Marcos. I think nasa puso nyo ang pagboto kay Senator Marcos; yung nasa puso hindi nawawala yun e, hindi na kailangang sabihin pa,” said Villar.
Marcos is running on a platform of national unity with the Solid North serving its showcase. He said that eventually he want to forge a “Solid Philippines”.
For his part, Marcos said he is grateful for the positive words coming from Villar considering she or their party could not openly endorse a candidacy of the vice presidency.
Fellow Nacionalista Senators Antonio Trillanes and Allan Peter Cayetano are also vying for the vice presidency.
“I am grateful for Senator Villar’s kind words. I hope that we could push our message of unity all throughout the country because if we remain fragmented, we would not be able to move forward as a nation and give our people the service that they deserve,” he said.