BATAC, Ilocos Norte: The tandem of Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will kick off their campaigns for the 2016 elections on Tuesday here.
Batac is the hometown of Marcos’ father–former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Santiago is running for the presidency and Marcos Jr. is aiming for the vice presidency.
The kick-off rally will be held at the Imelda Cultural Center.
It will be attended by Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and Rep. Imelda Marcos, who are both running for reelection unopposed.
The event will start with a 9 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
After the Mass, Santiago and Marcos will proceed to the Don Mariano Marcos State University in nearby Laoag City where they will deliver speeches before students.
At 1 p.m. Marcos will inaugurate a solar power plant in Curimao town.
Some barangay (village) chairmen from Manila will meet with Marcos at the Vigan Convention Center in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, at 6 p.m. where they are expected to express their pledge of support.
Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson will also introduce his local officials to Marcos.
After the Batac rally, Santiago will return to Manila while Marcos will resume his campaign in Vigan City in Ilocos Sur on Wednesday.
On Thursday and Friday, he will proceed to the provinces of La Union and vote-rich Pangasinan.