A new group was organized by supporters of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. to convince him to run in the 2016 Presidential elections.
The group dubbed as Kilusang Bagong Liwanag (KBL), was formed by loyalists of the late President Ferdinand Marcos to bolster the “Bongbong for President Movement.”
Among the convenors were international faith healer Alex Orbito, broadcaster Pepsi Guerrero and lawyer Oliver Lozano, a known Marcos loyalist.
The KBL urged Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Romualdez Marcos to “revitalize and strengthen as early as possible” the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) to prepare for the supposed plan of the senator to run for a presidential post.
“We respectfully submit this OPLAN for your consideration to concretize the common hopes, aspirations and prayers of the suffering of the people for a good life and great nation,” the group said in their letter.
The letter, attached with a registration form, was circulated by KBL to Senate media.
When sought for his reaction, Sen. Marcos said he will be confronting Lozano about the group’s action.
“I’m going to call him [Lozano] up, ask him what this is all about. That’s why I don’t have an idea what this is supposed to be, what this purports to be,” Marcos told reporters.
The senator said that he was point blank on the real intention of the group.
“I don’t know quite what it means. As I said, if it’s just an expression of support, but I don’t know what part it is supposed to play,” he added.
Marcos maintained that he has no plans yet to run as president in the 2016 polls.
“In 2016 I’ll be a candidate but what for, I’ll still have to decide. I’m not leaving politics in 2016. I intend to be involved in 2016 as a candidate,” he added. RITCHIE A. HORARIO