Pangasinan leaders back Bongbong-Sara tandem
DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan, Philippines — A day after some residents commemorated the 36th People Power Revolution in this city, Pangasinan leaders turned up on Saturday to welcome and endorse the son of the late ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., without his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, continued the tandem’s campaign tour of the Ilocos region, which is part of his father’s so-called political bailiwick, the “Solid North.”
Dagupan City Mayor Brian Lim, former Rep. Gina de Venecia and her son Rep. Christopher de Venecia were among the politicians who waited for him in this city. Lim, a Nacionalista Party member, has endorsed Marcos’ candidacy.
Marcos first proceeded to Alaminos City, where former Rep. Arthur Celeste introduced him as the “tiger of the north.” He was greeted there by Abono party-list Rep. Conrado Estrella III and Rep. Ramon Guico III who is seeking the gubernatorial post in the May polls.
Marcos and his delegation then made a courtesy call on Gov. Amadeo Espino III and Vice Gov. Mark Lambino in Lingayen town before driving to this city.
He did not address any issues except to outline his campaign platform that included improving agriculture.