Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 26)— Cebu's league of municipal mayors has endorsed presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. in the 2022 elections.
Christina Frasco, president of the League of Municipal Mayors-Cebu, expressed their support for Marcos during the former senator's visit to the Visayas region on Friday.
"In behalf of all the 44 mayors of the province of Cebu, particularly to the mayors of the 5th district, as well as my fellow mayors in the Visayas, for whom I am the national vice president, we hereby express our unequivocal support to you, for your candidacy and we will do everything in our power to ensure an unequivocal victory in the coming elections," said Frasco, who's also the spokesperson of Marcos' running mate — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Frasco added that there is "no other presidential candidate [who] possesses the competence and experience" that Marcos have, given his previous experiences in holding various public offices that have "prepared him for the most difficult job in our country."
In response, Marcos described the endorsement as a tremendous help for his and his running mate's candidacies.
But on Saturday, Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia said her family and her party One Cebu have not yet endorsed Marcos or any other presidential bet.
Frasco later clarified her statement. "My declaration of support for the presidency of Bongbong Marcos, I said in my capacity as president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines - Cebu, whose membership consists of 44 municipalities," she said.
The Liloan town mayor added she respects the process of the One Cebu party — the biggest local party in the province.
"With deference to the leadership of One Cebu, my hope is that the BBM-Sara Uniteam would be given serious consideration," Frasco said.
On Thursday, the political parties of three former presidents teamed up to express their support for the Marcos-Duterte tandem.
Marcos said he is also having discussions with other major political parties to gather more support for next year's elections.
CNN Philippines' Rex Remitio contributed to this report.