Imee Marcos won't run for mayor of Manila in 2025

Imee Marcos won’t run for mayor of Manila in 2025

/ 01:53 PM June 24, 2024

Imee Marcos won't run for mayor of Manila in 2025

Senator Imee Marcos answers queries from the media during an ambush interview on the sideline of the Liga ng mga Barangay Leyte Provincial Chapter Annual Provincial Congress, which she attended as a guest of honor and speaker in Pasay City on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Noy Morcoso/

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos quashed speculations that she would run for Manila City mayor in the 2025 elections.

On Monday, Marcos clarified that she only intends to get reelected as a senator.


“I am up for reelection in May next year, and despite many rumors that I am running for Manila City and other places, magpapa re-elect lang ako (I’ll just go for reelection),” Marcos told reporters in an ambush interview.


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She also said she is unsure if she would be included in the current administration’s slate for the 2025 midterm polls.

“Nakikita ko ‘yung iba’t-ibang slate, palagay ko magiging singkwenta ang kandidato kasi napakarami po namin. May Lakas, may [Partido Federal ng Pilipinas], marami eh. Napakarami. Kaya nalilito ako, pero tingnan natin. Mahaba-haba pa naman ang panahon,” said Marcos.

(I’ve been seeing various slates. I think the candidates would reach 50 because there are so many of us. There’s Lakas, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, there’s so many. So many. That’s why I am confused, but we will see. There’s still time.)

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“Ang pulitika sa Pilipinas ay laging basketball. Kaya abangan ang last two minutes,” she emphasized.


(Politics in the Philippines is like basketball. That’s why let’s wait for the last two minutes.)

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