Bongbong: Re-election no longer in discussions


Posted at Aug 25 2015 03:02 PM | Updated as of Aug 25 2015 11:02 PM

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. hinted on Tuesday that he will be running for higher office in 2016.

In a radio interview, Marcos said he and his friends in politics are no longer discussing his possible reelection in Senate.

''Hindi na namin napapag-usapan iyung reelection…ang pinag-uusapan ngayon ay tatakbo sa higher office hindi na sa Senate,'' Marcos said.

Marcos, a member of the Nacionalista Party, is reportedly being eyed by United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay as running mate.

Marcos said he is not yet completely certain whether he will seek higher post in 2016, noting that launching a national campaign requires several elements.

''Hindi ko masasabi iyan…kasi hindi naman tayo nag-iisa dito.
Kailangan din nating tingnan kung ano ba ang magiging mga line-up, magiging mga team-up, kung sino ang mga kaalyado…lalung-lalo na iyung mga partido dahil kapag national election ay hindi ka magiging matagumpay kapag wala kang machinery, wala kang makinarya na matibay-tibay,'' he said.

Marcos' partymates, Senators Alan Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV, have both declared that they are eyeing a higher post in 2016.

Trillanes said he will run for vice-president in 2016 with or without NP's support. Cayetano, on the other hand, is still studying whether he will run for president or vice-president.