TAYTAY, Rizal: After two straight days of sorties and meeting personally local officials here, it appears that vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has been assured of a landslide victory in this province.
On Tuesday, Marcos toured five more towns, namely Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan and Cardona.
On Monday, he brought his campaign caravan to Antipolo City, Tanay, Teresa, Morong, Jalajala, Baras and Pililla.
The Ynarez political family of this province welcomed the senator from Ilocos Norte.
The senator said on Tuesday that Rizal since the time of his father has been considered Marcos country.
He, however, added that he is not complacent and that he draws inspiration by personally meeting the people of Rizal.
Led by political kingpin and former governor Casimiro Ynarez, his wife Gov. Rebecca and his son Mayor Jun, the younger Marcos was greeted by Second District Rep. Robbie Puno, First District Rep. Romeo Acop, Teresa Mayor Raul Polino and his Vice Mayor Jose Jeriel Villegas, Morong Mayor Armando San Juan and Vice Gov. Frisco San Juan, among others.
Marcos said the unity of political leaders in the province is a good model of his advocacy calling for a ‘united Philippines’.
“There is no single person, not a single party, and not a single agency of the government who could solve the problems confronting the country. We have to unite our abilities, skills, knowledge and industry to make changes possible for our beloved country, the Philippines,” the senator told the people of Rizal from the stairs of the provincial capitol where he was warmly welcomed.
Marcos said winning the race for the vice presidency is just one step toward his goal to unite the Filipinos.
“That’s why it is always my desire and the Marcos family’s aim to help you all and we are seeking for ways how to improve your conditions like livelihood,” he added.
Marcos actually has set aside two days in his campaign schedule in this province.
His first stop on Tuesday was Cainta, where he was welcomed by Mayor Kit Nieto and Vice Mayor Sofia Velasco.
Nieto, who defeated in 2013 the wife of broadcaster Mon Ilagan, said he is a martial law baby.
He said curfew then was a blessing to his mother because his father was forced to go home on time and early.
After Cainta, where he was also warmly welcomed, Marcos gave another talk at a village hall in Taytay and was met by former mayor Jorie Gacula and his supporters before proceeding to the new Taytay City Hall where his host was incumbent Mayor Janet de Leon.
After a lunch at Club Manila East Resort, located just in front of the new city hall, Marcos resumed his sortie to the town halls of Angono, Binangonan and Cardona.
Rizal has a population of more than 2.4 million and half of it is of voting age.