*It will be a “battle royale” if he faces Rep. Ria Farinas, RCF’s daughter
SARRAT, Ilocos Norte (Sept. 14) — Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos has announced his political plan to run for congressman of Ilocos Norte’s 1st District in the 2022 elections.
Sandro, the eldest son of former Senator Bongbong Marcos, publicly declared on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 his political plan during a small gathering of supporters held in this town, the birthplace of his grandfather, the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.
If the plan pushes through, his platform of government includes more local job opportunities and fast economic recovery, among others.
Present during the Sarrat gathering were Sandro’s parents Bongbong and Liza Marcos, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc, Vice Gov. Cecilia Araneta-Marcos, Laoag City Mayor Michael Marcos Keon, Rep. Angelo Marcos Barba (2nd district, Ilocos Norte), and several town mayors.
Sandro graduated with a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
As an experience, he worked as a member of the legislative staff House Majority Leader Rep. Martin Romualdez.
At present, he serves as the economic consultant of Governor Manotoc.
As this developed, political analysts foresee a “battle royale” in case the young Marcos clashes against incumbent Rep. Ria Fariñas, daughter of former Governor-Congressman Rodolfo C. Fariñas.
Aside from the duo, who knows a dark horse, prominent or obscure in politics, may emerge and also join the political fray.
The rookie Sandro will have to use a potent strategy to match the political clout of the Fariñases in the province’s first congressional district, the analysts said.
They said that the two scions are equally youthful and energetic, hence, watching them in the political arena is an exciting scenario to behold come 2022 local polls. (IS)