Bongbong Marcos to run for president in 2022 elections

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. announced his plans to run for president in the 2022 national elections.

The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos made the announcement on Tuesday, October 5 and said to unify leadership in the country.

Bongbong Marcos to run for president in 2022

"I am today announcing my intention to run for the presidency of the Philippines. I will bring that form of unifying leadership in our country," he said.

Earlier, Marcos joined Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, which was formed by Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones and other allies of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018. He was previously with the Villar-led Nacionalista Party.

He has yet to name a running-mate as of this posting.

Marcos ranked second in the latest Pulse Asia survey for possible presidential candidates, he has a rating of 15% and behind Sara Duterte (with 20%), the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Marcos previously ran for vice president in the 2016 polls but lost to Leni Robredo.

— The Summit Express

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