HIGHLIGHT: Here comes the son. Senator Bongbong Marcos or Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is at the top of pre-election polls, being statistically tied with Sen. Chiz Escudero in the recent Pulse Asia Research survey.
If elections would happen on the days the polls were conducted, four out of ten in Metro Manila would vote for BBM as vice president.
The only son of the late President Marcos got 41 percent preference from National Capital Region residents, in the survey released by Pulse Asia Research.
The survey, conducted between March 15-20, has a margin of error of ± 1.5 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.
Metro Manila, comprised of 17 cities, is Asia's 7th most populous metropolitan area. Also the seat of government, this appears to be the stronghold of BBM. Last month's Pulse Asia results also reflected highest preference for him in this region.
Last February, hundreds of professors, activists, statesmen and Martial Law victims, gathered for the Campaign Against the Return of Marcoses to Malacañang (CARRMA) movement.
These include former journalist and Congressman Satur Ocampo, Former VP Teofista Guingona Jr., former Sen. Nene Pimentel and National Artist for Literature and Professor Emeritus Bienvenido Lumbera.
Also present was Trining Herrera, a torture victim during martial law.
A part of the statement of 178 professors led by Lumbera also published this statement:
"Titiyakin namin na hindi na muling makapanunumbalik sa kapangyarihan ang mga utak, kasabwat, at tagapagpatupad ng Batas Militar sa ating bansa (We will ensure that those behind martial law and their allies will not return to power)."
For the younger Marcos, "Those days are all in court. I don't know what else we can do... They are in court, many have been decided. We follow what the courts order, this was started 30 years ago. Many have been resolved already, some have not. We just continue with our work."
Former President Estrada and now re-electionist mayor of Manila, renewed his endorsement of BBM during the political rally held at Liwasang Bonifacio, 4 days ago.
In October, 2015, Estrada had initially supported BBM.
“In the name of the Manileños, we thanked you (Mrs. Marcos) for your big help to Manila. You also established the Bliss projects, which benefited thousands of homeless in Manila. Manileños, let’s pay our debt of gratitude to Sen. Bongbong Marcos by voting for him for vice president in 2016. Manileños know how to pay their debt of gratitude,” Estrada said.
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