Bongbong Marcos wants to be your Valentine
Dateless this Valentine's Day? You can try scoring a date with one of the vice presidential candidates.
The son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is trying to show a lighter side of him through an online raffle, where the winner will get a lunch date with him.
Titled “Bongbong Into My Heart,” the raffle asks netizens to send entries by logging into the contest's page. Each person can send in as many entries as possible from February 5 to 15.
The winner will be announced February 17 and will get to dine exclusively with Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr for free.
This is not the first time Marcos tried a campaign gimmick aimed at young voters.
During the release of the much-anticipated Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens last December, the senator dressed like the character Obi Wan Kenobi – complete with a lightsaber – to greet the franchise's fans.
Could a lighter and a friendlier image free the younger Marcos from the shadows of his father's iron-fist leadership? Martial law victims have vowed to hound his campaign. Maybe the next round of surveys will give us a clue. – Patty Pasion/Rappler.com
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