By Alvin Murcia | Daily Tribune
All politics is local. The national elections is local since a candidate should know the issue of every locality thus our approach is grassroots.
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he is keeping his options open in the coming 2022 elections saying the situation at the moment is still fluid due to the pandemic.
During a virtual National Press Club forum Friday, Marcos said he will maintain his presence in the national level but the position he is running is yet to be firmed up because they are still assessing he situation.
He however admitted that at the moment his camp is going around consulting with political allies along with his friends in the grassroots level because it is important to feel the situation hands on.
“You know, I have a big trust in the local executives because I too have become a governor and congressman so if one leader said that you are strong here and you will win its true and it will happen,” Marcos said.
“As I said, in real terms I have many options, even the local position is there, I really want to maintain my presence in the national level. All of these are on the table, I am not thinking about it and we are not discounting because anything is possible,” he explained.
As of the moment, Marcos said that it is only the camp of Senators Panfilo Lacson and Tito Sotto that has declared their intention to run but the frontrunners, like Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte and the others has yet to declare.
On the survey front, the former senator said the public at the moment has yet to decide since they are still evaluating the possible candidates.
“Surveys are an assessment of the people’s trust among those who will run, that is my reading. They are confusing that is why I talk to people to know firsthand if my number in it is true and it is not only the survey that should be the gauge in running in a national position,” he said.
He expressed elation over the fact that during his tour of the countryside, the trust and confidence of the people is still there particularly his allies in the local government units.
“All politics is local. The national elections is local since a candidate should know the issue of every locality thus our approach is grassroots,” he said.