Manila Standard Today - Bongbong takes break, joins Imelda in Ilocos

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17 October 2015

Manila Standard Today

Featured-image-Manila-Standard-TodaySenator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday took a break from his preparations for the vice presidential race to show his support for his mother, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

He flew to Laoag City to accompany Mrs. Marcos in filing her Certificate of Candidacy for her third term as representative of the second district of Ilocos Norte.

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, meanwhile, appealed for a “Solid North” support for her brother Marcos Jr. on his vice presidential bid in the 2016 polls.

In her message after a mass held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Batac City, which was attended by the members and supporters of the Marcos family, Imee Marcos expressed optimism at having the Ilocanos’ full support to her brother.

Mrs. Marcos, 86, accompanied Marcos Jr. to the Comelec’s offices in Manila last Tuesday, where  he filed his own certificate to run for vice president in the 2016 elections.

“If you’re running for the second-highest elective office of the land you have to make a lot of preparations, but that can wait. Family comes first,” Marcos said.