Representative Sherwin Gatchalian of the first district of Valenzuela City on Tuesday endorsed Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial candidate Bongbong Marcos before hundreds of barangay leaders and supporters in the city.
“Welcome home Congressman Bongbong. We are glad that you finally visited us. Our city will be behind you in your pursuit of a senatorial position. The 23 barangays in my district will be behind you in your candidacy,” Gatchalian said.
Mayor Sherwin Gatchalian also pledged support to the youthful solon from Ilocos Norte.
Marcos felt right at home.
“I am truly humbled by what I was able to experience today. The kind of reception that you accorded me gives me the inspiration to push forward towards my goal,” Marcos said.
He proceeded to the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela after a brief lunch with the government officials and spoke with more than 500 students – more than half of which are first time voters.
Marcos encouraged the students to actively participate in the upcoming polls. “Young people like you comprise the bulk of voters in this election. You can virtually elect anybody that you wish but you should select the best candidate from the lot. The Philippines that we aim to build today will be inherited by students of today,” he said.