GMA News Online : MNLF's Nur Misuari backs presidential bid of Bongbong Marcos

By ANNA FELICIA BAJO | GMA News Online

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari is endorsing the presidential candidacy of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Misuari announced the endorsement during a gathering with MNLF members and guests in Saudi Arabia.

The MNLF chair is also supporting Marcos’ running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

He also expressed support for the senatorial bid of actor Robin Padilla.

In response to Misuari’s support, Marcos’ camp welcomed the former’s endorsement.

“It is with profound gratitude that we acknowledge the esteemed Moro National Liberation Front Chairman Nur Misuari’s endorsement of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.,” Atty. Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesman, said.

He said Misuari’s gesture shows that the BBM-Sara UniTeam’s call for national unity “has already taken roots in the hearts, minds, and souls of the vast Filipino populace, as also shown by the results of all the reputable national surveys showing that Marcos Jr. enjoys a historic high in presidential preferential rating.” Marcos Jr. remained on top among presidential candidates with 56% rating, according to the latest Pulse Asia preferential survey conducted April 16 to 21, 2022.

Rodriguez said Misuari has played an important role and has been an instrumental figure in the movement for lasting peace in Mindanao.

“Peace and progress in Mindanao shall be top priority since that southern sector has always been a major part of BBM’s unifying vision. Together as a people of one race and as one nation, we shall rise to meet our common destiny,” Rodriguez said. —KG, GMA News