Bongbong Marcos Wants to Become First Waray to Win Senate Seat in 55 Years

Ilocos Norte representative and senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. felt right at home down south.

The youthful solon received a warm welcome from the people of Leyte and Samar provinces during his three-day visit in the area.

There’s no surprise there as Marcos traced his roots in the region. His mother, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos, was crowned the “Rose of Tacloban” in 1947 and later became “Miss Leyte.”

Marcos is poised to become the first Waray to win a seat in the Senate since Calbayog City’s Decoroso Rosales in 1955.

“Maybe 55 is the magic number,” joked Marcos. “It’s been 55 years since the last time a Waray became a senator.”

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