Manila Standard Today – Marcos: I will win
By Joel Zurbano | Manila Standard Today
Vice presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday said he sees a clear victory in tomorrow’s general elections as he continues getting supports from various religious organizations, political parties and influential political families.
Marcos made the announcement after visiting Bacoor, Cavite in Luzon, Tacloban in Visayas and Davao in Mindanao in just a single day.
The senator started his Friday with a mammoth campaign rally in Bacoor and then proceeded to Tacloban City for a show of force with over 10,000 supporters, and then flew to Davao City to meet multi-sectoral leaders
Marcos declared that with the kind of support he has been getting from all over the country, he can see victory in the polls.
“I am elated by the recent endorsement of El Shaddai and other religious groups,” Marcos said. The Iglesia ni Cristo had earlier formally announced its support for Marcos and reports said even the Jesus is Lord Movement have thrown their support behind him.
Marcos has also been endorsed by various political groups such as the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, National Unity Party and the United Bohol Opposition, among many others.
Various transport groups such as the Pasang Masda, Fejodap, Liga ng Transportasyon at Operators ng Pilipinas, UV Express likewise endorsed his candidacy.
Several influential political families have openly come out to endorse Marcos’ candidacy, with no less than the Ynareses of Rizal, the Estradas of Manila, Gomez of San Juan, Aguilar-Villars of Las Piñas, Eusebios of Pasig, Cojuangcos of Pangasinan, Dys of Isabela, Singsons of Ilocos Sur, Remullas of Cavite, Ortegas of La Union, Teveses of Bacolod, Yaps of Tarlac, among others.
Political rivals are likewise finding common ground with their endorsement of Marcos. Among the political rivals who have expressed their support behind the candidacy of Marcos were those in Abra, Pangasinan, Ormoc City in Leyte, La Union, Cavite, Rizal, Davao, Tarlac as well as several Mindanao kingpins.
Party-list organizations such as the Guardians Brotherhood, Abakada, OFW CIS, Puwersa ng Partidong Atleta (PBA), Partido Bayan ang Bida (PBB) and a host of other retired generals, coconut farmers and sugar barons have cut across political barriers to support Marcos.
Several administration party members have also crossed party lines to support Marcos. They include Cebu Mayor Adelino Sitoy, Cebu Rep. Benhur Salimbungan, Bulacan Mayor Tito Santiago, Bacolod City Mayor Monico Fuentebella, Cagayan De Oro Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy, Borongan City Mayor Ma. Agnes Abunda, Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, among others.
Several groups have also put Marcos in tandem with other presidential candidates like the Alyansang Duterte-Bongbong (ALDUB), Poe-Bongbong (PBB), Alyansang Roxas and Marcos (AROMA) and Binay-Bongbong (BIBONG).
“This clamor will become even clearer on Monday when we post a unanimous victory for the people,” said Marcos.