Leaders of the National Unity Party (NUP) in the fourth district of Cebu who are also members of the One Cebu Party have endorsed the vice presidential bid of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Cebu Fourth District Rep. Benhur Salimbanyon said leaders of NUP-One Cebu in his district were unanimous in their support for Marcos.
“Who is our vice president?” Salimbangon asked the audience, estimated at around 2,000. The crowd replied, “Bongbong Marcos.”
Bantayan Mayor Ian Escario said his family has long supported the Marcos family.
“I am the third-generation of Escarios. My grandparents and my parents have been loyal Marcos supporters. I told our people that if they still trust me, we should all unite to support Senator Bongbong Marcos for vice president.”
Also present were Romeo Villaceran and former vice mayor Dory Cabrera, NUP-One Cebu mayoralty bets for the towns of Madridejos and Santa Fe, respectively, the two other municipalities in the scenic Bantayan Island.
Marcos expressed gratitude for the warm welcome given him by the people of Bantayan.
He said he is hoping to clinch the endorsement of the entire One Cebu Party, led by the influential Garcia clan.
Other political leaders in Cebu had thrown their support behind Marcos, including local candidates of the PDP-Laban and the Liberal Party in the municipality of Cordova and Lapu-Lapu City, which Marcos visited recently.