Inquirer.net : Marcos Jr. secures backing of Laguna Gov. Hernandez

21 April 2022

By Neil Arwin Mercado | Inquirer.net

CITY OF BIÑAN, Laguna — Just a little over two weeks before the national elections, presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. secured the endorsement of Laguna Gov. Ramil Hernandez.

Hernandez, who has been silent about his presidential endorsement despite already backing the vice presidential bid of Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, made the announcement Thursday as he introduced Marcos during UniTeam’s rally here on Thursday night.

“Buong pamunuan ng PDP-Laban kasama po ng iba pang mga partido na nandito ay nagkakaisa para po sa iisang layunin. Si Governor Hernandez po, bilang pangulo ng PDP-Laban Laguna, ang akin pong presidente at vice president ay BBM (Bongbong Marcos)-Sara,” Hernandez said.

(The whole PDP-Laban leadership together with other parties are here for one goal. I, Governor Hernandez, as the president of PDP-Laban in Laguna, declare the Marcos-Duterte tandem as my president and Vice President.)

In March, Hernandez endorsed Marcos’ runningmate, Duterte-Carpio. The vice presidential candidate was even declared by the provincial board of Laguna as an adopted daughter of province.