Presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr has claimed that quitting isn’t something his family does.
When previously asked if he was willing to step down should Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio run for president, he said no Marcos has ever backed out from anything.
“Ang daming kumakalat na balita na ako raw ay aatras. May kilala ba kayo na Marcos na umatras? Wala ‘yan sa ugali namin,” he said during a visit to Batangas.
However, netizens caught him lying again. His mother, Imelda, actually pulled out of the 1998 presidential race due to low survey ratings.
Ako meron. Noong 1998 elections, tumakbo si Imelda Marcos pagka presidente. Tapos bago ang eleksyon, umatras siya at sinabihan ang mga Marcos loyalist na iboto si Erap. Say Mo 😜#DidAMarcosLieToday https://t.co/GivfAQ5gcJ
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) November 12, 2021
— Charot! (@IamCharotism) November 12, 2021
Nanay mo 🤣
Nangako nga na magbibigay daw ng $800M sa Pilipinas kung mananalo noong 1998 eh 😭😭😭
— Hawkey 🦉 (@hawkey_ish) November 12, 2021
Some made fun of how the family was forced to retreat to the states because the country no longer wanted them.
May kilala ba kayong Marcos na umatras?
— MrsHan (@MoxieLi) November 13, 2021
Others brought up his failure to secure a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University.
May kilala ako di nga nakatapos ng schooling nya! ☝️🤣👈
— Elmer Dalag (@elmerdalag) November 12, 2021
May kilala akong Marcos na pinatalsik sa Malacanang, pinalayas ng Pilipinas. Madami sila! #LeniKiko2022 !
— auntie (@auntiesworld) November 12, 2021
Umatras sa pagnanakaw? Of course not! No Marcos can forgo an opportunity to loot! pic.twitter.com/1ochEROFEX
— marowenj (@marowenj) November 12, 2021
Duterte-Carpio already ended speculations about her next political on Saturday after filing her certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president under Lakas-CMD.
According to the Commission on Elections, she filed her COC as a substitute for Lakas-CMD’s Lyle Uy.
Marcos will also adopt Duterte-Carpio as his vice presidential candidate in next year’s polls, as stated by his party Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).
Party chairman Bong Revilla said the tandem is perfect for visible progress.
“Abangan po natin ang Dream Tandem na aakay sa bansa tungo sa hinahangad nating pagbangon mula sa pandemya at tuloy-tuloy na progreso,” Revilla said.
The team is without question hard to beat, but Duterte-Carpio topped the latest September 2021 Pulse Asia presidential preference survey, with Marcos coming in second.
Meanwhile, Senate President Tito Sotto is still favored to win the vice presidential race.