With more endorsements coming in by way of religious organizations, other political parties, and a yet unreleased survey showing him posting a commanding lead over his closest rival, Vice Presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Friday said he sees a clear victory in Monday’s polls.
Marcos bared this development in a press conference at Seda Hotel in Davao City which capped a whirlwind of activities that covered Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in just a single day.
The Senator started his day with a campaign rally in Bacoor, Cavite and then proceeded to Tacloban City for a show of force with over 10,000 supporters, and then flew South for the Davao City event later in the day.
“We have just received more endorsements: the El Shaddai has formalized its endorsement of my candidacy for Vice President and members of a large political party, which of course you will find out later but let me allow them to do it themselves, who had previously supported another candidate has now come to join us,” Marcos announced.
The Iglesia ni Cristo had earlier formally declared its support for Marcos and reports said even the Jesus is Lord Movement have thrown their support behind him.
In addition, Marcos said he received the results of another survey which put him ahead of the next candidate with a double-digit margin, or specifically a 12-point lead. While he did not name the group that conducted the survey, he said it has shown itself to be very reliable in the past elections.
“And it would seem that this is going to clarify the situation that would become even clearer on Monday where we will post a good win for the election,” said Marcos.
These recent developments, according to Marcos validates his warning about the supposed “Plan B” of the Administration and the appeal of Malacañang for alliance with the camp of Sen. Grace Poe.
Marcos had also warned earlier that the Administration is manipulating recent survey results to mislead people into believing that its bets are closing in on the leaders. He said this could be a ploy to mask efforts to rig the election results to ensure the win of Administration candidates.
He had also filed a complaint before the Commission on Election on alleged discrepancies of the votes in the ballot and the results shown in the printed receipts in the Overseas Absentee Voting, where he and other Opposition bets were the only ones who were losing votes.
“Desperation is showing, these are all desperate attempts to try and salvage somehow the candidacy of the Administration candidates,” Marcos assessed.
This is the reason, Marcos said, why every voter must take active steps to ensure his vote is counted and reflected accurately in the election results.
“Tingnan nyo yung resibo. Pag me problema ireklamo ninyo sa Board of Election Inspectors, sa NAMFREL (National Movement for Free Elections), sa PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting), o kaya sa amin at magpapadala kami ng mga tao para matugunan ito,” Marcos concluded.#