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It’s official: Bongbong Marcos, Sara Duterte running in tandem in 2022 elections

/ 11:12 PM November 16, 2021

Former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte were wedding sponsors at the recent wedding of Gianna Revilla, daughter of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and her longtime boyfriend Jed Patricio. Marcos and Duterte-Carpio announced on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, their official alliance as aspirants for president and vice president, respectively.

MANILA, Philippines — It is official: Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will be running in tandem — as president and vice president, respectively — in the 2022 national elections.

Marcos made the announcement Tuesday night, hours after Duterte-Carpio admitted calling for support for both of their candidacies.

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“Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and I have finished the process for the partnership that our supporters have been hoping for — BBM-Sara for 2022,” Marcos said in Filipino in a statement.

“And we have agreed, together with our parties, to push for a united leadership in case fortune favors use in the coming elections on May 9, 2022,” he added.

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Earlier in the day, Duterte-Carpio admitted seeking the support of political parties for her and Marcos’s run for next year’s elections. Notably, the PDP-Laban, the political party of her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, allegedly rejected it.

“My party made an alliance and asked for support for Bongbong Marcos and me after I heeded your call. PDP rejected this, and we understand this,” Duterte-Carpio said, speaking in Filipino, in a video statement.

“But I want to clarify: We are not destroying or staining anybody’s name. Nobody is being run over, nobody is being shortchanged, quarreled with, made to cry, or oppressed,” she added.

Asked to clarify the Davao City mayor’s statement about seeking the support of PDP-Laban, Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco of Liloan in Cebu said Duterte-Carpio was asking for support for “the tandem.”

Frasco is the spokesperson of Duterte-Carpio.

“The alliance between the candidates for President, Bongbong Marcos, and Vice President, Sara Duterte, is a UniTeam,” Frasco said.

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