With three Nacionalista Party members running for vice president, Nacionalista Senator Cynthia Villar was reluctant to come out openly in choosing between Senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV.
But Villar said that Marcos was clearly in the hearts of Ilocanos in North Luzon.
“Alam ko po naman sa Solid North hindi na kailangang ikampanya pa si Senator Marcos. I think nasa puso nyo ang pagboto kay Senator Marcos; yung nasa puso hindi nawawala yun e, hindi na kailangang sabihin pa,” said Villar in a speech during a team building seminar of Pangasinan State University-San Carlos campus in Balungao town on 27 Ferbuary 2016.
Marcos, who was also a guest speaker in the same event, thanked Villar for the kind words.
“ I hope that we can push our message of unity all throughout the country because if we remain fragmented, we would not be able to move forward as a nation and give our people the service that they deserve,” Marcos said in a statement.