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Bongbong Marcos Preparing to Run for President in 2022, Imee Says

He's also open to other positions.
by Erwin Colcol
Aug 26, 2021
Photo/s: Ted Aljibe, Agence France-Presse

Sen. Bongbong Marcos is preparing for a possible presidential candidacy in the 2022 elections, his sister, Sen. Imee Marcos, said Thursday.

The eldest daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos said that while her younger brother was open to running for any position in the upcoming polls, he has set his sights for the presidency for now.

"For all intents and purposes, he has his own setup and he is running for president at the present time. Not officially declared but he is walking around with the possibility of a top spot," she told ANC in an interview.

"People are saying that he should run for the presidency, others say the vice presidency, there are others who say ‘mag-Senate ka na lang.' Sa kapatid ko, open naman siya, ikot lang siya nang ikot," she added.

Imee, however, said she was not in favor of Bongbong running for president.

"As his manang, as his older sister, I think it's very, very difficult," she said.

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"At this point in life, he's been through so much. It's all destiny. We're open if we're going to be the chosen ones, if you have that fortunate happenstance, just be ready," she added.

If ever Bongbong runs again for vice president, Imee said a tandem with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio "would be great."

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Bongbong previously ran for vice president in the 2016 elections as running mate of the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, but he lost to Vice President Leni Robredo.

He then launched an electoral protest before the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, claiming that he was cheated. The court junked the case in February this year for lack of merit.

Earlier this month, Bongbong also confirmed that he was running for a national post in the 2022 elections, but he did not specify which position.

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