Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has topped another mock voting for the vice presidency.
In the mock elections conducted by students of Arellano University in the institution’s main campus in Legarda, Manila, Marcos got 182 votes (51.26 percent) of the 355 votes cast
He also recently topped the mock polls held by students of Adamson University also in Manila, receiving 46.35 percent of the total votes cast. His running mate, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, topped the mock presidential elections.
The mock polls held at Arellano University were sponsored by the Computer Science Society in cooperation with Arellano University Politeia (Political Science) and the Arellano University Supreme Student Council.
Marcos attributed his seeming popularity among college students to the popularity of Santiago.
“The youth love her so much. And I am happy to see that they too like me and they support my candidacy too,” he said.
In a speech delivered on Saturday in Nueva Vizcaya, Marcos reiterated his endorsement of the presidential run of Santiago.
Nueva Vizcaya officials led by Rep. Carlos Padilla, his wife, Gov. Ruth Padilla, and Vice Gov. Lambert Galima endorsed Marcos.
“He should be our next Vice President because he has the innate ability and he has a long and excellent public service to us Filipinos,” Rep. Padilla said.
Aside from Ilocos Norte and Nueva Vizcaya, Marcos has campaigned in the Ilocano-speaking provinces of Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Pangasinan, Isabela and Cagayan, which are all part of his so-called “Solid North.”
Marcos also claims to have the support of political leaders in Rizal, Cavite and Laguna, including Metro Manila (Manila, Mandaluyong City, San Juan City and Pasig City).
The incumbent senator will soon bring his Unity Caravan to the Visayas and Mindanao.