By: Elena Grace Flores
Amidst reports of anomalies during the absentee voting overseas, Bongbong Marcos urges everyone to have faith in the divine intervention. He said that elections come and go but in his home province, they take their beliefs seriously. Sure enough, his nephew, Matthew Marcos Manotoc is automatically the governor of Ilocos Norte after the withdrawal of Rodolfo Farinas from the gubernatorial race.
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Local Religious Belief
During the whole month of May, the province pays tribute to La Virgen Milagrosa of Badoc. She is the Patron Queen known for the numerous miracles that occur through her intercession.
The Windmills in Bangui
An innovative mind comes from above. That is why ideas can change a country. Marcos believes in this. I’ll let you in on a little secret: when we first built the windmills, our main intention was to produce clean energy. Never in our wildest dreams did we think it would become a major tourist attraction, he said.
Matthew Manotoc as the Next Governor
The outgoing governor, Imee Marcos’ son, Matthew is the next governor of Ilocos Norte as he runs unopposed this coming mid-year elections. This remarkable young man is ripe in his own sense. His family’s experiences and exposures to nation-building becomes his. He has many worthwhile tested plans for his province when it comes to progressing it.
Continuity in Ilocos Norte
Circumstances favor the Marcoses this 2019. Although the namesake of Ferdinand Marcos still has an ongoing electoral protest against the presumptive Vice President, Leni Robredo, he remains calm and at peace. He devotes his time in doing his own VP work privately that are beneficial for the masses while campaigning for his sister. He calls himself the noble proxy of the governor. It even gets better this time for their bailiwick. A younger and more updated leader is about to emerge with equal if not better capabilities.
looking Forward to 2022
Bongbong Marcos may be a bit disappointed with the slow processes of his 2016 elections protest – but this does not stop him from doing what he has to do for the country. In fact, the alleged digital anomalies gave him more sympathy perhaps for 2022 when he is expected to run as President. Faith can really make a man relax amidst the storm.