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Vice Presidential candidate Senator Bongbong Marcos, greets his mother with a kiss before approaching the altar to receive the blessing from Prior William Araña at the San Agustin Church, Intramuros Manila. He was accompanied by his wife, Louise "Liza" Araneta Marcos during the blessing at the altar.
Former First Lady and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative, Mrs. Imelda Romualdez Marcos, surprised candidate supporters when she arrived at the main office of the Commission on Elections yesterday wearing a red dress accentuated with yellow sash and embroidered designs.
Mrs. Marcos went to the COMELEC to show her support for her son, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr., who filed his certificate of candidacy for the position of Vice President in the 2016 polls.
Red is the traditional color associated with the political life of the Marcos family while yellow has been tied to the family of incumbent President Benigno Aquino III.
When asked by members of the media why she was wearing something with yellow, Mrs. Marcos said it symbolizes the unity of the Filipino nation.
“Talagang maraming colors, including yellow ang (ating) flag,” she said.
It could be recalled that when he formally declared his intention to run for Vice President, Senator Marcos said the central theme of his candidacy revolves on his quest for unity of all Filipinos.
Marcos had lamented that adversarial politics and the policy of going after political enemies adopted in the previous administrations have caused a plethora of problems that until now is plaguing our country and making life more difficult for our people.
Senator Marcos came to the COMELEC wearing a blue shirt with a white collar, while the sleeves and front pocket had yellow and red lines.
For her part, Mrs. Marcos said she fully supports the vice presidential bid of her only son and that she is willing to do her share to help realize his vision for our country.
“Basta lahat ng kolor gagamitin ko para sa kapakanan at kabutihan ng bayan,” Mrs. Marcos said.