WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The 64-year-old son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos currently leads in pre-election presidential surveys. He formally launches his campaign on Tuesday, February 8, with his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
They’ve chosen neither Ilocos Norte nor Davao City for this proclamation rally, but instead the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, owned by the influential Iglesia ni Cristo, whose endorsement is highly coveted for its bloc voting tradition. The UniTeam is expecting 25,000 attendees for the ticketed event.
Doors of the arena open at 2 pm. The proclamation rally starts at 4 pm. Tune in to this page for the live updates.
LOOK: Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte during their campaign launch
LOOK: UniTeam standard bearer Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. and running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte kick-off their campaign for the May elections at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on February 8. Photos by Rappler #PHVote #WeDecide https://t.co/jvsahhKzHL pic.twitter.com/kJU572rt20— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) February 8, 2022
Bongbong Marcos says he is ‘luckiest candidate’ to have running mate Sara Duterte
Presidential frontrunner, son of dictator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, delivers his speech. He begins the same way he has been opening his speeches thus far, that he is the luckiest candidate to have Sara Duterte by his side. | via @lianbuan #PHVote #WeDecide pic.twitter.com/61YfCjorZt— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) February 8, 2022