Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) has officially nominated Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. as the standard-bearer in the 2022 Presidential Elections.
KBL was founded in 1978 by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Bongbong's father.
Bongbong thanked the KBL for their nomination through a pre-recorded video message but did not outright say if he will accept and run for President in the coming May 2022 elections.
The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) formally nominates former senator Bongbong Marcos as their presidential candidate in the 2022 national elections. (Video by Boy Santos/The Philippine STAR) pic.twitter.com/y3knqBV44T— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) September 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the former congressman and senator has long been considering a presidential run.
“I feel that at least it’s a possibility. It’s certainly part of the plan. The presidency is not taken off the table by any means,” Marcos said to a question posed by The Philippine STAR during an online forum last September.
If he accepts, Bongbong will be running against Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, and Senator Manny Pacquiao, so far. The COMELEC filing of candidacy will run from October 1 to 8.
Some officials and personalities have officially announced their intent run for the two highest positions in government. pic.twitter.com/pI3JcRmUzs— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) September 22, 2021
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