Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. flew to Davao City this Friday, June 10 to personally thank President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for allowing the hero’s burial of his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The losing vice-presidentiable also noted that he is open to any cabinet position in the incoming Duterte administration.
The four-hour Duterte-Marcos meeting happened on Friday night at the “After Dark” bar, a favorite hangout of the incoming president in Davao City. In photos, the two friends can be seen sharing happy moments with each other, along with some Duterte allies. However, it should be noted that local media was not around to cover the said event.
After the meeting, Sen. Marcos told the media that he was grateful that through Duterte, his father will finally be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The outgoing senator noted that the Marcos burial is set to happen this coming September. President Marcos was born on September 11, 1917 and died on September 28, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Nevertheless, incoming President Duterte has still no announcement as to whether he will appoint Bongbong Marcos in his cabinet or not. This is despite the strong call of an online petition urging Duterte to appoint Marcos as his deputy president. The Duterte-Marcos tandem in government has been receiving warm welcome from their supporters.
The younger Marcos also admitted that he is happy to know that Duterte is not inclined to offer Vice President-elect Leni Robredo to any cabinet office. As we all know, Robredo won the VP race over Bongbong Marcos with only over 260,000 votes. The Liberal Party (LP) is consistently denying the alleged cheating in the recent elections.
In line with this, the Marcos camp recently revealed that they will formally file an election protest before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on June 28, one day before the deadline of filing of of protest for presidential and vice presidential posts. The protest is requesting a recounting of votes in areas where there were signs of alleged cheating.