A group identified with the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. endorsed the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.
In a meeting held Wednesday afternoon in Makati City, the partylist Partidong Bayan ang Bida (PBB) said Marcos embodies the group’s advocacy for equality regardless of age, gender, religion and social status.
“Si Senador Bongbong ang taong kaisa namin sa adbokasiya at perspektibo na may paninindigan at malasakit sa mahihirap at ang lider na alam naming nagtatrabaho ng tapat at walang pinapaboran kahit mga kalaban sa politika,” Butch Cagsawan, PBB Regional Head expressed.
Cagsawan stated that Marcos should be credited for putting in the right perspective the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law by introducing a more comprehensive and inclusive measure in the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR) that will usher in real peace and prosperity in Mindanao.
“Ito ang tunay na public servant na pag-asa ng ating bayan, ito si Senador Bongbong Marcos,” the group raved as they repeatedly chanted the Senator’s name.
PBB is composed of officers and members who were part of the FPJ for President Movement (FPJPM), the group that helped in the Presidential bid of the late actor in 2004.
Marcos, for his part, thanked the group for the endorsement saying he is overwhelmed and humbled by the show of support. He said he will work hard to spread his advocacy for national unity.
“Ako po ay hindi lang nangangampanya para sa aking kandidatura kundi sa isang kilusan ng pagkakaisa ng bawat Pilipino. Itong pagkakaisa natin ay kailangang-kailangan ng ating bansa dahil tingnan ninyo kung saan tayo dinala ng sobrang pamumulitika na tayo ay pinag-aaway at pinagkakawatak-watak,” he said.
The Senator also stated that it is time the years of divisiveness end to bring back the era of nation-building. “Matagal ko nang hindi naririnig ang nation-building at palagay ko ito ang nawawala sa atin ngayon. Kailangan nating ibalik ang nation-building at ito ay magagawa lamang natin kung tayo ay magkakaisa,” Marcos concluded.