Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. said Friday that in the 2022 elections he would seek a national post.
He said he didn’t decide what position he’d be running for.
In the 2016 vice-presidential election, Marcos is actually contesting his defeat, claiming that Vice President Leni Robredo’s win was marred by fraud.
Sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, the Supreme Court is still hearing the case, the latest development being the submission of their comments by Marcos and Robredo to the results of a manual recount vote in three provinces selected by the losing candidate.
Results from Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental’s recount, revision, and re-appreciation of ballots showed that Robredo’s lead over Marcos widened by over 15,000 votes.
Marcos is calling for a clarification of the outcome of the recount. Robredo has demanded that the case be dismissed immediately.
Marcos is the son of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., the late President. His niece, Imee, is a senator in congress.