Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos denies the allegation that she is behind the spread of sample ballots which suggests a solo vote for her. Marcos said the sample ballots are the handiwork of her “detractors.” She comments that she is not the type who betrays allies. In fact, she supports many other Senatorial candidates namely; Atty. Glenn Chong, Atty. Larry Gadon, Bong Go, Bato plus other members of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Nacionalista Party and the rest of administration bets.
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Imee Marcos is a Major Supporter of the President
The daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos is part of a group of senatorial candidates under the regional slate Hugpong ng Pagbabago. Davao City Mayor Sara Du30-Carpio chairs it. Marcos is also a guest candidate in the personal lineup of President Rodrigo Du30. He often cites her as one of the few local government officials who backed his presidential bid in 2016.
Pathetic Demolition Job
It is so pathetic of my opponents to taint my image before my fellow Hugpong ng Pagbabago candidates, Marcos said. The sample ballots are now even in her hometown in Ilocos Norte already and in Mindanao. “This is clearly a demolition job by those who do not want me to win at all cost,” she added.
Fast Climb to the Magic 12
Just days prior to the May 13, 2019 election, Marcos rises up from number 12 to the number 9 slot. Here’s the complete list of the latest survey at the time of writing:
1. Cynthia Villar: 55.9%, 1st
2. Grace Poe: 46.7%, 2nd to 3rd
3. Taguig City Representative Pia Cayetano: 45.%, 2nd to 4th
4. Former presidential aide Bong Go: 42.%, 3rd to 7th
5. Former senator Bong Revilla: 39.5%, 4th to 8th
6. Senator Lito Lapid: 38.5%, 4th to 9th
7. Former Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa: 37.9%, 4th to 9th
8. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara: 36.3%, 5th to 10th
9. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos: 34.1%, 6th to 14th
10. Senator Nancy Binay: 32.8%, 8th to 15th
11. Senator Koko Pimentel: 31.7%, 9th to 15th
12. Senator JV Estrada Ejercito: 31.2%, 9th to 15th
13 Former senator Jinggoy Estrada: 30.8%, 9th to 15th
14. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV: 30.6%, 9th to 15th
15. Former presidential adviser Francis Tolentino: 28.9%, 10th to 15th
In Lieu of the Black Media Propaganda
The accusations of her family’s ill-gotten wealth and the dark days of her father’s dictatorship have now proven to be impartial news. Thanks to the internet. Curious people can just do a quick research and they can immediately verify if an information is fake or not. Since the black media propaganda is not anymore working, perhaps the demolition job aims to tarnish Marcos’ reputation in lieu of it.
Uniting a Divided Nation
It is the ultimate goal of the Marcoses to unite the Filipino people. It is very obvious that the opposition is trying to block that from happening. They know that unity is the key to the country’s success. Those who hinder this are not loyal to the people but to the political party they serve.