THE tandem of Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will soon hit the campaign trail again.
Marcos announced the resumption of their electoral sorties on Wednesday at the sidelines of his Unity Caravan in Las Piñas City (Metro Manila), saying they are scheduling the barnstorming for next week.
The tandem was last seen together during the launch of the Youth for Miriam Movement at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City (Metro Manila) last February 15.
Santiago, an independent presidential candidate, did not attend the second presidential debate in Cebu City as she was undergoing clinical trial for a new anti-cancer drug.
Marcos, a leading vice presidential candidate, conceded that given the health condition of Santiago, they really did not plan to campaign together at all times.
He said it would also be practical for them to campaign separately to cover more areas.
On Wednesday, Marcos’ motorcade passed through Barangay Talon 1, T.S. Cruz and CAA Compound with assemblies in Golden Acres and distribution of relief goods to fire victims in Barangay T.S. Cruz.
He met with barangay (village) captains of Parañaque City (Metro Manila) at a fastfood chain near the Redemptorist Church in the Baclaran area.
JAIME R. PILAPIL