THE candidacy of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. got another boost on Monday with the endorsement of the influential Ynares family of Rizal province and other incumbent local officials.
Gov. Rebecca Ynares, former governor Casimiro Ynares, Jr., Vice Governor Frisco San Juan, Jr., Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares 3rd, Antipolo 2nd District Rep. Romeo Acop, Antipolo 1st District Rep. Roberto “Robie” Puno and former Antipolo Mayor Angelito Gatlabayan declared their support to the vice presidential bid of Marcos and his call for national unity during the flag-raising ceremony at the Rizal provincial capitol in Antipolo City.
San Juan said Rizal province will forever be a “Marcos country.”
He noted that the Marcos family has done a lot to usher the province’s progress especially during the term of Bongbong’s father and namesake, former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Marcos thanked the political leaders of Rizal, as well as the employees of the provincial capitol and promised that more livelihood assistance will be extended to the province if he wins.
Before visiting the provincial capitol, Marcos took part in the flag-raising rites at the Antipolo City hall, where he was the guest speaker. He also visited other Rizal towns such as Teresa, Morong, Tanay, Baras and Pililia and Jalajala.
Marcos said he is pushing his advocacy for unity because it is crucial in addressing the problems besetting the country.
Marcos earlier secured the endorsements of former Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson, incumbent Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr. and gubernatorial aspirant Mark Cojuangco, incumbent San Fernando City, La Union Mayor Pablo Ortega and gubernatorial aspirant Mario Ortega, and Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, son of detained Senator. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. He also secured the endorsements of San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez, Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos, and the Eusebo family in Pasig City.