: NUP backs Bongbong Marcos’ presidential bid

24 March 2022

By Neil Arwin Mercado |

STA. CRUZ, Laguna — The National Unity Party (NUP) announced Thursday its decision to back the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The NUP, led by Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga, said Marcos’ call for unity adheres to the party’s primary vision.

“We wish to announce that the National Unity Party has decided to endorse the Presidential bid of former Senator Bongbong Marcos,” the party said in a statement.

“BBM’s (Bongbong Marcos) call for unity as the basic strategy for economic recovery, amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and global uncertainties, is consistent and supportive of the NUP’s primary vision of ‘one nation,one future’ as enshrined in the Party constitution,” it added.

The NUP asked its members to support Marcos “in bringing our country and people to continued prosperity and progress.”

Earlier this week, one faction of the PDP-Laban, led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, announced its endorsement of Marcos’ presidential bid.

Marcos also met with President Rodrigo Duterte, according to Senator Bong Go.

Go said Duterte shared his experiences and gave advice on the presidency during his meeting with Marcos.