Politiko : Duterte bent on endorsing Marcos Jr – Panelo

25 March 2022

By Prince Golez | Politiko

President Rodrigo Duterte will definitely endorse the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., according to former presidential spokesperson and senatorial aspirant Salvador Panelo.

Panelo made the statement reacting to Duterte’s PDP-Laban wing endorsement of Marcos, during a recent press conference held in Bacolod City.

“I will not be surprised if [the President] will eventually do the same,” according to him.

The abogado said the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos has committed himself to support the reform efforts initiated by the Duterte administration.

“BBM calls for unity, which he has not heard from any presidential candidate,” added Panelo, who is running under the UniTeam of Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.

In a March 11 interview with Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, Duterte said the next president should be compassionate, decisive and a good judge of character.

The President added that he’d prefer his successor to be a lawyer.