- Bongbong Marcos formally announced his intention to run as president in the 2022 national elections
- The former senator took his oath Tuesday, October 5, as Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) member
- After taking the oath, the son and namesake of former President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos announced a Facebook live stream in his official headquarters during its inauguration
- He promised to bring a “unifying leadership” to the Philippines
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Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, also referred to as BBM, has formally announced his intention to vie for the highest office in the land in next year’s presidential elections.
He did not, however, say who his running mate would be.
Bongbong made the announcement after taking oath as a new member of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).
After his oath, he went live on Facebook inside his newly-inaugurated headquarters to make the announcement.
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“I am today announcing my intention to run for the presidency of the Philippines in the upcoming May 2022 elections,” Bongbong said.
He also promised to bring a unifying leadership that would help the country move forward.
“I will bring that form of unifying leadership back to our country,” the former senator further said.
Bongbong, President Marcos, former Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, and the rest of the family flew to Hawaii, US, during the height of the 1986 revolution.
They stayed in the US state for six long years until former President Fidel V. Ramos gave them safe passage to return to their home province in Ilocos Norte in 1992.
BBM then ran and won as second district representative in Ilocos Norte. He then ran for governor of the province and served for three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2007.
After stepping down as governor, he again ran and won as a congressman in 2007.
In 2009, Bongbong, along with his sister, former and now Senator Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos, surprised everyone when they showed up at the wake of former President Corazon C. Aquino, the woman who led the 1986 revolution against their father.
Then Senator and later President Noynoy Aquino welcomed them and even sat down for a 10-minute talk with the Marcos siblings.
During the 2010 elections, he ran and won as a senator. He served until 2016, after which he ran for vice-president, though he was unsuccessful in his bid.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, also popularly known as BBM, is a Pinoy politician. He served as Ilocos governor from 1998 to 2007 and then as congressman. In 2010, he ran and won as a senator and served as such until 2016. BBM then made an unsuccessful bid for the vice presidency in 2016, though protested the results of that election, alleging vote rigging and cheating.
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Bongbong has issued a statement about the controversial interview he had with actress Toni Gonzaga. He said that Toni should not be bashed for sitting down with him for an interview. He also pointed out that while Toni is a vlogger and not a journalist, she is better than most journalists. BBM added that Toni is very good at getting information from her interviewee.
As the interview of Toni Gonzaga with Bongbong takes center stage, the old interview of actress and former presidential daughter Kris Aquino at RPN during the early 90s recently went viral. In the said interview, Bongbong and Kris talked like friends, and the interview went well. Kris and Bongbong even managed to laugh about some things that happened in the past.