A group identified with the late movie icon Fernando Poe Jr. has endorsed the vice presidential bid of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Parrtidong Bayan ang Bida (PBB) party-list said Marcos embodies the group’s advocacy for equality regardless of age, gender, religion and social status, according to Butch Cagsawan, regional head of PBB.
The group hailed Marcos for introducing a more comprehensive and inclusive provisions to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
“He is a true public servant and he is the hope of our nation,” Cagsawa said.
PBB is composed of officers and members of the FPJ for President Movement (FPJPM), the group that helped in the presidential bid of the late actor in 2004.
Marcos thanked the group, saying he was overwhelmed by the support.
“I have been yearning to lead the nation building. I think this is what we need and we can only attain it if we are one and united,” he said.
Meanwhile, a large number of police officers based in Camp Crame are rooting for Marcos, an informed source said on Thursday.
The source, a police officer with the rank of Chief Superintendent, said that a number of his men are supporting the senator.
“A lot of my men are rooting for BBM (Marcos’ monicker),” the officer, who asked not to be identified, said. “About 25 percent of our policemen hails from the northern part of the country… that’s why it is not unusual that a lot of our personnel are rooting for Senator Marcos,” he added.
Policemen and soldiers have been ordered to remain non-partisan and thus are not allowed to voice out their support for a particular candidate.