- Former Senator Bongbong Marcos has tested negative for illegal drugs
- The presidential aspirant decided to submit to a drug test after President Rodrigo Duterte bared that a candidate for president is taking illegal drugs
- Though he did not name him, there were some who believe he was alluding to Bongbong, an assertion that was denied by the former senator
- Bongbong’s legal counsel, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, has already submitted the negative drug test results of the former legislator to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)
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Former Senator Bongbong Marcos has tested negative for illegal drugs.
In a report by Manila Times, former Senator Marcos voluntarily submitted himself to a drug test after there were some who thought he was the one alluded to by the President.
Earlier, President Rodrigo bared that he had information about a candidate for president who is allegedly using illegal drugs.
He described the person as coming from a very powerful and wealthy family, and that he’s known because of his father.
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Some believed that President Duterte was alluding to Bongbong, which is an assertion that the former legislator vehemently rejects.
Perhaps in a bid to put the issue to rest, the former senator submitted to a drug test in a Metro Manila hospital on November 22.
As to the reason why he took a drug test, he said that when the President revealed that information about a presidential candidate using illegal drugs, he immediately had himself tested.
“Pagkatapos ng salita ni Pangulo. Eh di lahat tayo magpa-drug test. Eh di inunahan ko na,” Bongbong said.
In a report by CNN, the former senator said in an interview that he tested negative for illegal drug use.
Upon receiving the results, he then had a copy submitted to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
According to a report by Rappler, the former senator, however, did not make a comment on the statement of the President calling him a "weak leader."
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, also popularly known as BBM, is a Pinoy politician famous for being the only son of the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos. He served as Ilocos governor from 1998 to 2007 and then as congressman after stepping down as governor. 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.
Pres. Duterte, may pahiwatig tungkol sa isang presidential candidate na gumagamit diumano ng bawal na gamot
Several days ago, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte formally announced their tandem to the public. In a resolution, the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), the official party of Sen. Bongbong, has endorsed the candidacy of Mayor Sara as vice president. It signaled their intention to welcome the mayor as the official running mate of Sen. Marcos. Recently, the two were spotted attending the wedding of the daughter of Senator Bong Revilla.
Weeks before the Revilla wedding event, Sen. Marcos and Mayor Sara also met in Cebu City. The former legislator, however, dismissed reports of political discussions during the said meeting. He said he was there to attend the birthday party of Congresswoman Yeda Romualdez.