SAN Juan City (Metro Manila) Mayor Guia Gomez said she wants Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to run for President in 2016.
Gomez, a partner of former President Joseph Estrada and mother of Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, said Marcos is “more than qualified” to run for a higher post in next year’s elections, citing the senator’s impressive track record and credentials.
“I like him [Marcos]. Magaling siya [He’s good] and he’s intelligent,” she told The Manila Times over the weekend.
Gomez, however, clarified that Marcos is not yet her top choice for President since her family is yet to decide on who to support in next year’s polls.
“We’re not confining ourselves [to]just two candidates,” she said, referring to Vice President Jejomar Binay and Sen. Grace Poe, who are both close to her family.
“If he [Bongbong] runs for President, we will also consider him,” the mayor added.
Gomez, on the other hand, said she is not closing her doors on Manuel “Mar” Roxas, 2nd, adding that the former Interior Secretary is also a good choice as presidential candidate.
We will look at their respective credentials, programs in government, and what they can do for our country,” she said.