These Baguio politikos are bonafide Marcos ‘loyalists’
Baguio City mayor Mauricio Domogan and Rep. Nicasio Aliping belongs to a different party but they will vote for one person in the 2016 elections: senator and vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.
Both Baguio politicians have pledged their support to Marcos, according to an article in the Manila Times.
“He is the Son of the North,” Domogan was quoted as saying, referring to the senator. He is running for re-election under the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Domogan’s running mate, former lawmaker Bernardo Vergara, who belongs to the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), has also expressed his support to Marcos’ bid.
Aliping, on the other hand, also threw his support to Marcos.
Ironically, Aliping chairs the Liberal Party (LP) in Baguio City.
He belongs, however, to the 49-member “Northern Alliance” in the House of Representatives, a loose bloc of legislators and political leaders from Northern Luzon provinces.
The Baguio lawmaker earlier hinted that the alliance has agreed to support Marcos regardless of their different political affiliations.
Marcos banks on the support of the “Solid North”, or the support given by voters from the Ilocos region to fellow Ilocanos.
The son of the late former president Ferdinand Marcos also relies on the backing of the relatives and constituents of his mother, former First Lady and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Rep. Imelda Marcos, in her home province of Leyte.
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