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Abra politikos’ truce is all thanks to Bongbong

Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:07

It took the vice presidential bid of Senator Bongbong Marcos for the warring clans in Abra to reach a truce and “forget politics”.

A recent dialogue attended by Marcos at the Bangued Gymnasium in Bangued, Abra drew members from both the Valera and Bersamin families, the rivalry of which has given the province a “bloody” reputation when it comes to elections.

Perhaps Provincial Board Member Brix Bachiller, who acted as master of ceremonies during event, summarized it best when he described the mood of the politikos there while in the presence of Marcos.

“Kasama rin po ang mga kandidato sa pagka-mayor, vice mayor at ibang posisyon galing sa magkakaibang panig. Kinalimutan po namin ang pulitika makita lang si Bongbong Marcos,” Bachiller said.

The senator is the son of the late former president Ferdinand Marcos, who in his 20 years in power captured the Ilocano vote, among others.

According to Marcos, this display of support from rival political factions in Ilocandia has infused momentum in his “Solid North” advocacy.

“Talagang napakainit ng pagsalubong at syempre nakakatuwa makita na mukhang mabubuo ulit ang Solid North at dito mag-start ang pagkakaisa,” Marcos said afterward.

“Natutuwa ako na nakarating kami dito at nakasama natin lahat ng iba’t-ibang kandidato. At ang magandang development dito ang magkabilang panig sa pulitika ay sumasama kaya very encouraging ang naging bisita dito sa Bangued,” he added.

Marcos’ vice presidential bid is said to be the first phase in his quest to reach Malacañang. (Samantha A. Giron)

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