After solidifying support from the so called “Solid North” voting block and other parts of Luzon including some areas in Metro Manila through his “Unity Caravan,” vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. is set to court Mindanao voters this week.
Marcos will kick off today his Mindanao leg campaign sorties, anchored on his advocacy for national unity, with a motorcade around General Santos on Wednesday.
Marcos is expected to be welcomed by politically-influential families and groups, both incumbents and non-incumbents, who are backing his candidacy, and thousands of supporters.
Aside from General Santos, Marcos will also bring his “Unity Caravan” To Koronadal, South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Davao del Sur, and Zamboanga del Sur.
Marcos already got the endorsement of leaders of the “Solid North” composed of Region 1 or the Ilocos Region (Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte), Region 2 or the Cagayan Valley (Cagayan, Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya) and Quirino), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
He also had received warm welcome when he brought his “Unity Caravan” to Liberal Party-dominated Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Political kingpins of the provinces of Laguna and Rizal, led by the Ynares family, have also threw their support to the vice presidential bid of Marcos and his call for national unity. The Ynares even declared that their province will forever be a “Marcos country”.
Political leaders of Manila, San Juan, Pasig and Mandaluyong City have also expressed their support to his candidacy.