HIGHLIGHT: Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos Jr., Pastor Grepor Belgica, labor leader Terry Tuazon and Cocofed Coconut Federation representative Ka Efren Villaseño , support the bid to vice presidency of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
This was despite their active opposition of martial law in the past.
In a report by the The Standard, the ex-activists announced this in the forum “30 years after EDSA, Veterans unite for a better Philippines.”
The mayor who came from a political scion said, “There is a proper institution to process this. Charges have been filed, and what should be recovered has already been recovered. Thirty years after and we are still barking up the same issues. Isn’t it unfair? And when will it stop? Does this mean that even Senator Marcos’ grandchildren and great grandchildren will be condemned?”
For labor leader Tuazon, the achievements of Bongbong's father having established the Labor Code of the Philippines, TESDA and POEA, must also be emphasized.
As for the younger Marcos, Tuazon said he is impressed with his labor platforms as heard in the Comelec-organized debate in UST.
“I have heard that they (former anti-Marcos activists) came out to express their support for me despite the barrage of negative criticisms that are being thrown my way throughout this campaign trail. I appreciate their words and their confidence in my capabilities,” Marcos Jr. said.
Bongbong Marcos who is in a six-way race is now the poll leader overtaking rivals Sens. Chiz Escudero and admin bet Cong. Leni Robredo