By Mizpah Grace G. Castro, PGIN-CMO
*Marcos Family has no definite plan yet;
BBM election protest vs. VP Robredo their priority concern
PROV’L CAPITOL, Laoag City — Ilocos Norte Governor Imee R. Marcos has clarified that the family has yet to discuss any plan for her to run for higher office, saying that the ongoing electoral protest of her brother former Senator Bong Bong Marcos (BBM) is most important to them.
This was in response to rumored plan for her to run for senator in 2019 as posted online by the 68,000-strong “Imee Marcos for Senator Movement” group. Other groups have begun promoting an all-girl lineup for the 2019 poll, including Gov. Imee Marcos, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwendolyn Fiel Garcia.
BBM himself reportedly stated earlier this month that “she’d make a great senator. Imee is very, very, very competent. Kayang-kaya niya.”
However, Governor Marcos maintains, “Hindi pa namin alam kung ano ang plano. Malabo, kasi tutok tayong lahat doon sa kaso ni Bong Bong. Iyon ang pinakamahalaga.
“If ever I run for any office, pag-uusapan pa sa pamilya, but as of now we haven’t talked about it.”
The electoral protest of BBM against Vice President Leni G. Robredo is predicted to gain rapid momentum amid the resignation of (COMELEC) Chair Andres “Andy” Bautista.
Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, a Marcos spokesperson, shared that “137 members of Congress took a patriotic stand and rose above personal and political agenda when they voted to impeach Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista. The attempts to bury the truth behind the systematic cheating in the 2016 elections… can now be revealed. Indeed, the wheels of justice grind slowly but they grind exceedingly fine.”
BBM this week expressed belief that he is counting on the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to be more efficient in handling his electoral protest.
“Yung nanay ko ay stockholder na ata sa Baclaran Church kakasimba, para lang ma-resolve na yung election protest ni BBM,” quipped Governor Marcos, reiterating how important her brother’s case is to the family.(Mizpah Grace G. Castro, PGIN-CMO)