FORMER Ececutive Secretary Eduardo Ermita believes that Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will win the vice presidency in the May elections because he has kept his base in northern Luzon and is a force to reckon with in Mindanao.
Ermita, a stalwart of Lakas-CMD, over the weekend endorsed the vice presidential bid of Marcos.
“Our vice president, sa tinagal-tagal ng panahon ng kanyang panunungkulan alam niya ang pangangailanan nating mga Pilipino,” said Ermita referring to Marcos.
“May karanasan, may talino, masipag. Sa Senado isa siyang katangi-tangi na dapat pagkatiwalaan ng buong Pilipino,” he said.
Marcos brought his Unity Caravan to Batangas, meeting with top officials and leaders in Balayan City.
“Ang base ng senador ay hindi matitibag - -ang northern Luzon at ang mga kababayan natin sa ka-Mindanaoan ay sumusoporta,” said Ermita.
“It’s just simple arithmetic. One cake is divided by two, the other half is divided by four and the other is going for the only one coming from northern Luzon — our vice president Marcos,” he added.
Last Friday Marcos was also endorsed by NPC Pangasinan Chairman Mark Cojuangco during the senator’s visit to the province.
Ermita has been provincial chairman of Lakas-CMD in Batangas and Regional chairman of Lakas CMD in Calabarzon since 1992.