By: Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: President Duterte thanks fellow Davaoeños for support throughout presidency after casting vote
Bongbong Marcos did not Get President Duterte’s Endorsement
After casting his vote, President Rodrigo Duterte thanked his fellow Davaoeños for their support throughout his presidency. He also seeks their support for his children for future posts. Since they have finished voting for this election. He did not endorse Bongbong Marcos for President, his daughter’s running mate. But that strategy seems working for Marcos well.
Majority vs. Landslide Votes
President Duterte had a landslide vote in 2016. He got 16,601,997 that enabled him to have a powerful win. Which was 39.01% of the electorate. Next in line was Mar Roxas with 9,978,175 votes. The wide gap made it so. On the other hand, Bongbong Marcos gets 31,025,008 at 98.06% precincts reporting as of May 10, 2022 6:56PM. Which is 58.75% of the electorate already. Leni Robredo is far tailing at 14,786,906 votes.
An Effective Strategy
Without the endorsement of President Duterte, Bongbong Marcos won’t inherit the war on drugs accusations. Plus the black propaganda against the Duterte administration. He can’t be accused of cheating also. Since he’s not the administration bet. The majority of the president’s supporters followed his daughter’s choice of president anyway. Some went to Isko Moreno, Manny Pacquiao or Ping Lacson. But never to Leni Robredo because they can’t swallow her criticisms against the Filipino leader. So, it’s safe for BBM.