AT least 90 percent or 73 of the 81 governors in the country are now fully supporting the candidacy of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. even as they vowed to give him a landslide victory in the fast-approaching May 9 national polls.
This developed as a total of 16 governors trooped to the BBM headquarters in Mandaluyong on Sunday night to reiterate their support for his presidential bid.
It was the second round of meetings between Marcos and the local chief executives for the consolidation of command votes in their respective provinces.
“Yung sinabi ni Chavit (Singson) na almost 90 percent ng governors are already for Bongbong. Totoo yun. Right now we have a new President,” said Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez.
He was referring to the statement of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur Mayor and League of Municipalities of the Philippines President Luis Chavit Singson who said that 90 percent of the governors are now fully supporting the BBM-Sara UniTeam.
“I don’t see any unprecedented event that can hamper the victory of Bongbong,” Suarez added.
Singson also appealed to the governors to work doubly hard to make sure that Marcos would be the first “majority president” since the multi-party system was implemented in the country.
“Doble kayod pa rin tayo kahit sigurado na ang panalo natin. Kailangan ipakita natin na siya ang kauna-unahang majority president,” Singson appealed.
The governors said that Singson’s appeal is very possible based on the results of all the respectable surveys where Marcos garnered more than 50 percent of the voters’ preference.
“Yung appeal ni Chavit na gawin namin majority president, well that would be our job. It’s easy to sell BBM, eh maayos na eh” Suarez added.
For his part, Isabela Gov. Rodito Albano said that there is no need for UniTeam to campaign in their province.
“Maski hindi ko siya ikampanya sigurado siya sa amin. Mukhang mas mataas pa ang boto namin kay BBM keysa sa Ilocos,” Albano boasted.
Batangas Gov. Hermilando Mandanas echoed the governor’s sentiments saying he will push for the protection of Marcos’ votes in his province.
“Syempre panalo tayo dun but kailangang i-push pa rin. Kailangan bantayan. We have to show na that BBM is the solution. It’s really BBM na talagang nagpu-push para sa unity. At yan ang hinahanap nating lahat,” Mandanas said. With Blessie Amor Vicente and Joanne Rosario (OJTs)