Marcos starts courting Mindanao to boost his numbers

SOUTH COTABATO, Philippines – After sweeping through several provinces in Luzon, vice presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr started his campaign in Mindanao on Wednesday, March 9.

The vice presidential candidate, still doing sorties without his standard-bearer Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, spent the first day of his Mindanao leg in General Santos City and South Cotabato province – both in Soccsksargen, where his voter preference rating is at a low of 14% compared to his strongest rival Senator Francis Escudero, who is at 27% in the region.

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