The Guardians Brotherhood (1GB) party list, composed of various associations of Guardians in the country, today formally expressed its support for the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.
In a one-page manifesto, signed by 1GB party list 2nd nominee Rolando “Rolly” Bernardo, the group said they have decided to make official their support for the vice presidential bid of Marcos, believing him to be a leader who will stand for our rights and lead our country to a better future.
“As a united organization built in the truest sense of brotherhood, we declare our support for the candidacy of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for vice president in the coming May 9, 2016 national elections,” the manifesto said.
The manifesto was read before Marcos himself when he visited a gathering of the Guardians at the Guardians Republican International, Inc. (GRII) National Headquarters in Barangay Bambang, Los Baños City, Laguna.
Apart from Bernardo, who is the chairman and president of GRII, other guardian leaders present in the gathering include Virgilio Briones, chairman and president of Guardians Solid Brothers Inc.; Arturo Narvaez, president of Guardians New Hope Brotherhood, Inc.; and Ronaldo Arrienda, chairman for Southern Luzon of GRII.
Marcos thanked the leaders and members of 1GB party list for their expression of support and for giving him the opportunity to meet with them.
“More than that, I want to take this opportunity to show to all Filipinos the importance of the example of unity that the Guardians have shown,” he said.
Reiterating his call for national unity, Marcos said the history of the Guardians bore a striking parallel to the divisiveness in the country’s recent history. He noted that after growing into a large organization the Guardians split into various factions.
According to Marcos the formation of 1GB party list reuniting various Guardians factions marks a revitalization and further development of the organization. He said this was the realization of his advice, when he met various Guardians groups in the past, for them to unite under a single national organization.
In the same way Marcos said his call for national unity which he said is essential for the realization of his vision for a brighter future for the country.