Bersyon sa Filipino.
Vice Presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today expressed his appreciation to Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada for picking him as running mate as he plans to run for President in 2016. Mayor Estrada expressed an intention to run if Senator Grace Poe is finally disqualified and Vice President Jejomar Binay removed from the race due to his corruption cases.
“I am deeply honored and very grateful for the trust given to me by former President, Manila Mayor Erap Estrada. Mayor Estrada’s wide support is undisputed and choosing me as his running mate will definitely boost my chances,” Marcos said in a statement.
"Estrada will be a strong contender and his chances of winning the Presidential election is very high."
Estrada was one of the “heavyweights,” together with Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, who endorsed Marcos during the formal proclamation of his Vice Presidential bid held in Intramuros, Manila last October 10.
In a speech during the proclamation, Estrada said he never had second thoughts in deciding to endorse Marcos as his Vice Presidential candidate as he called on the Manileños to likewise support the Senator.
“I am very thankful to Mayor Erap for his forever, sincere and staunch support and also to the people of Manila. He is well loved by the people especially the masses. Nakakataba talaga ng puso na ang ‘Ama ng Masa’ ay may malaking pagtitiwala sa atin at hinding-hindi natin sisirain ang tiwalang iyan,” Marcos concluded.