Marcos gets backing of San Juan mayor

Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 15 2016 03:54 PM | Updated as of Feb 15 2016 03:56 PM

Vice Presidential candidate and Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (left) is endorsed by San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez during the Monday flag-raising at the San Juan City Hall. Gomez, the current mayor of San Juan, is know for her relationship with former president Joseph Estrada, who is supporting another candidate. Manny Palmero, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Vice-presidential aspirant and Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. got the support of San Juan local officials including Mayor Guia Gomez in the May 2016 elections.

Gomez made the endorsement during the flag raising ceremony at the San Juan City Hall early Monday.

Gomez's support to Marcos however does not mean support of the entire Estrada clan, especially former President Joseph Estrada.

Gomez has said each member of their family is free to support any candidate they feel would best fit the job.

She previously endorsed administration bet and Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas for President.

Marcos said this has been the difference of the 2016 elections, with politicians crossing the boundaries of the party system to support their own preferred candidates.

"In this election, ramdam na ramdam ang mga nagtatawiran sa party line. It is a sign of the weakening of the multi party system which we have been experimenting with," he said.


Meanwhile, Marcos said he is open to amending the Constitutions since some constitutional provisions are outdated. He said it would be beneficial for the country to look into some aspects particularly updating the economic and political provisions.

"It's time to re-examine the Constitution. Marami nang pagbabago mula 1987. Iba na ang Pilipinas, iba na ang mundo. We have to take that into account," he said.

"Maraming bagay sa Saligang Batas na may magandang resulta pero may mga bagay na naiiwan na ng panahon," he added.

Marcos however clarified that changing the Constitution is not his priority.

"It's not a central part of my program of government. It's not a priority right now. Ang priority yun pa ring mga economic issues, yung dikit sa sikmura," he said.