Marcos confident of victory in VP race


Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

MANILA - Hours after voting, Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said he is confident of his victory in the vice presidential race.

"I'm very confident that we will win the election," Marcos told reporters at his campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong Monday afternoon.

"Of course, I have already been a victim of winning the election and losing the counting, so we'll make sure that doesn't happen."

Marcos, the only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, said among the factors that pushed and kept him in politics was the "legacy of service" that he received from his father.

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According to Marcos, the running mate of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, he has no problem working with whoever wins the presidential race.

Santiago has been trailing behind the four other presidential candidates in voter preference surveys.

Marcos, on the other hand, has been leading among the six vice presidential aspirants.

"I have no problem working with anyone of the presidential candidates," the senator said.

Marcos cast his vote early Monday, showing up at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School in Ilocos Norte at about 6:10 a.m.