Politiko : Marcos Jr-Sara Duterte tandem is ‘the one ahead and the one to beat’ – Enrile

27 January 2022

By Politiko

The presidential tandem of former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is the frontrunner in the upcoming elections, as far as former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile is concerned.

In a Facebook post, Enrile is optimistic about the chances of Marcos-Duterte duo in the May polls, adding this presidential tandem is “the one to beat.”

He noticed that Marcos Jr. has been attacked left and right by opponents and critics, just like what happened to his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. At the time, the former Defense minister said Marcos won the election despite the “virulent attacks” against him.

“This election reminds me of the election of 1965. President Ferdinand Marcos was the most maligned candidate ever in Philippine history up to that point. The virulent attacks against him surpassed those against Elpidio Quirrno and Carlos P Garcia in their time. Yet, he won the election,” Enrile said.

“Now the same thing is happening to Bong Bong Marcos. Oh, what a repetition of history! It simply means to me that the Bong Bong and Sara tandem is the one ahead and the one to beat. Nothing more, nothing less,” he said.

The former senator has declared support for Marcos and Duterte in the next elections, saying they are the most capable to lead the country.

“Based on my personal criteria and the looming problems of the country in this decade and beyond, Team BBM-Sara Duterte is the most viable and capable leadership to lead, guide, and manage our country during the perilous years ahead,” he said.