Miriam Santiago confirms Bongbong Marcos is her vice president

/ 11:13 AM October 15, 2015

Image from Senator Bongbong Marcos’ Twitter account

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday confirmed that Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is her running mate in next year’s polls.

READ: Miriam Santiago will run for president in 2016


Asked to confirm if Marcos is her running mate, the senator said: “Yes.”

“I think we  mutually chose each other—our two camps.  They happen to cross each other. Telephone lines happen to cross each other. It’s coincidental. One  camp was  calling the other,” Defensor-Santiago  added.


The feisty senator announced her desire to run for the presidency on Tuesday in a book launching event. She hinted that her running mate has already filed his candidacy.

READ: Bongbong Marcos clings to ‘lucky 7′ to clinch VP win

About the same time of her announcement, Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros, Manila.

Defensor-Santiago said that she will gun for the presidency as she has beaten her stage 4 lung cancer.

She added that she will file her COC on Friday. RAM

Originally posted: 10:59 AM October 15th, 2015

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