By: Elena Grace Flores
Manila Bulletin Online
Mark Villar and Bongbong Marcos File for COC
Former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar files his certificate of candidacy (COC). This is for Senator under the PDP-Laban Cusi faction. Not with the Nacionalista Party of his mother. On the same day, Bongbong Marcos also files his COC for President. Villar is the key person for the “build build build” administration project that follows the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ blueprint.
Bong Go for VP under the PDP-Laban
The Duterte-Marcos alliance is evident in the COC filings of the administration bets. Senator Go may not be popular the same as the president’s daughter, but he’s the most loyal aid of the president. Naturally, when he pairs with Duterte’s choice of president, he can improve his number.
Between Go and Carpio
There are two scenarios that can happen in November. Mayor Sara may withdraw her reelection bid. Then, run for Vice President under her Hugpong ng Pagbabago party. Senator Go can only retract his candidacy when this happens. Another way is to do a substitution where Sara can join the PDP-Laban and do a substitution for Go. However, this is unlikely.