VP bet Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. would still win the race, even if he had to run imprisoned, said Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile in Kapihan sa Senado.
Enrile, insisted that even in the worst case scenario, even if Bongbong were to be jailed because of the cases filed against him, the VP aspirant would still win. The case against him would even make him more famous to the masses.
According to the Inquirer, the Senate Minority Leader said: “He will be elected even if he’s in jail.”
“In fact, that case will make him more (popular). Not only that, [it] will [also] make the Ilocanos determine to put all their votes for him. You know, the Ilocano votes run from the north all the way to Mindanao.”
Days before the election, a group called Ibalik ang Bilyones ng Mamamayan, filed a plunder and graft complaint against Senator Bongbong to the Office of the Ombudsman.
Marcos questioned the timing of the case, accusing the administration of "selective justice."
Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile echoed Bongbong's sentiments.
Enrile said in the same Inquirer report: “When he was in the good graces of the administration, there was no effort to file any case against Bongbong. Why now? That he’s a candidate for vice president and critical to the administration?