MEMBERS of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) have formally announced their endorsement for the presidential candidacy of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
During their National Convention held in Tupi, South Cotabato, PFP passed a resolution endorsing Marcos as their presidential candidate for the May 2022 national elections.
PFP General Council Attorney George Briones said the endorsement was made after some members reached out to him saying they want former Senator Marcos to be their presidential candidate for the 2022 national elections.
“Let’s pray for Senator Bongbong Marcos so he can make the right decision, because it’s not easy to run for president of the Philippines, especially in these times,” he said.
Meeting Marcos for the first time, Briones described him as intelligent, educated, down-to-earth, not foul-mouthed, with a great sense of humor.
“We all had our notebook and pens, writing. He [Bongbong] also had his; he was studying the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas,” he said.
Briones told Marcos the PFP is young at three years as a political party compared to the older political parties in the country, but was not involved in any corruption or criminal cases, thus “does not carry any excess baggage.”
Partido Federal ng Pilipinas is a national political party approved by the Commission on Elections in 2018 with 1.5 million members nationwide. Around 300 of their members in different parts of the country won in the 2019 elections.
Despite being a young party, it enjoys a stronghold in Mindanao down to the municipal level, with an active national youth organization.
The party’s platform is to have a drug-free, insurgency-free, corruption-free and poverty-free society.
As of this writing, the post for chairman of the party remained vacant in case Marcos decides to take oath as member of the PFP.
“If Senator Bongbong Marcos decides to join the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas and he will take his oath as a member of PFP, we will call for another national convention before the end of September where he will be nominated as the official candidate of the PFP for president,” Briones said.