Northern Samar congressman backs Marcos Jr., Duterte-Carpio | Inquirer News

Northern Samar congressman backs Marcos Jr., Duterte-Carpio

/ 07:09 PM April 06, 2022

TACLOBAN CITY — Northern Samar Rep. Jose Ong, Jr. on Monday, April 4, announced he has thrown his full support to the presidential bid of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. and his running-mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte- Carpio.

According to Ong, his decision to support the Marcos-Duterte tandem is not for personal reasons but rather for what the province and its people could benefit if Marcos is elected president.

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“I have no intention except for what is good for our province. It is not for any personal gain but for your interests,” he said in a statement.

Northern Samar congressman backs Marcos Jr., Duterte-Carpio

Northern Samar Rep. Jose Ong, Jr. Congress. gov.ph Photo

Ong belongs to the National Unity Party (NUP) which earlier came up with a statement of support for Marcos and Duterte-Carpio.

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Ong also said that Marcos should be the preferred candidate of the people of Northern Samar.

“BBM is a Waraynon. If you care for our province and for yourself, then let the BBM-Sara tandem win by a landslide here in our province so it will be easy for us to ask for assistance,” he said.

Marcos’ mother, Imelda, is from Leyte.

Ong is not seeking a government post in this year’s elections. His nephew, Harris, the incumbent mayor of Laoang town, will be running as a congressman representing Northern Samar’s second district.

Based on the records of the Commission on Elections, Northern Samar has a total voting population of 453,620.

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