Governor Imee says Santiago-Marcos tandem possible for 2016 polls


Oct. 14, 2015 ...

Governor Imee R. Marcos on Wednesday acknowledged that Senator Miriam
Defensor-Santiago is considering Senator Bongbong Marcos as her possible
running mate in the upcoming 2016 elections.

Senator Defensor-Santiago, who announced yesterday her plans to seek for
presidency in 2016, revealed that she would also have a vice president
who has already declared to run for the second highest elective

_“Senator Miriam indicated na si Bongbong daw ang gusto niya at
nakapagfile na raw…first time ko marinig, nagulat naman ako at
tuwang-tuwa,”_ said Governor Imee.

She added that “meetings and discussions are on-going (about the
possible tandem).”

Speaking at the Provincial Capitol after the media presentation of the
capture of one of Ilocos Norte’s top four Most Wanted Person, Governor
Imee noted that Senator Marcos has always been “one of the favorite
people of Senator Defensor-Santiago in the senate.”

However, she also mentioned that “Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s
plans not to pursue the presidential position in 2016 might not be

“For now, we just have to wait about what could possibly happen,”
added Governor Imee.

Senator Marcos formally announced in public his plans to run as vice
president last Saturday, October 10 at Intramuros, Manila and currently
does not have a president to run with him.

_“Si Bongbong ulila pa rin…Hanggang ngayon wala pa ring partido,
kasi medyo nagkakagulo sa NP [Nacionalista Party] dahil tatlo-tatlo ang
Vice President at yung KBL [Kilusang Bagong Lipunan] naman sinisigurado
muna namin kung paano dahil may issues sa registration ng iba’t ibang
kandidato,”_ noted Governor Imee.

Despite all of these, Governor Imee expressed her gratitude to all
Ilocanos who have already shown their support to the 2016 political bid
of Senator Marcos.

_“Maraming salamat dahil sulit na sulit na maging Ilocano sa panahon
ngayon. Sabi nga nila ay hulog ng langit itong nangyari na sa ngayon ay
four and a half ang Bicolano at iisa ang Ilocano na tatakbo,”
_highlighted Governor Imee.