Governor Jonvic Remulla has described vote-rich Cavite as a “country” of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos as he endorsed the latter’s presidential bid in the May elections.
Jonvic, together with his brothers, Cavite 7th District Rep. Boying Remulla and former Cavite 2nd District Rep. Gilbert Remulla, accompanied Marcos in a caravan from Tanza, General Trias City up to Imus City on Friday and in Silang on Saturday.
Cavite gov Remulla accompanies BBM in Cavite caravan
WATCH: Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla joins pres'l aspirant Bongbong Marcos in a caravan going from Tanza to General Trias this Friday morning. To recall, Remulla had declared the former senator's victory in the second most vote-rich province in January citing results of a survey. (🎥: Uniteam Facebook story)Posted by The Cavite Rising on Thursday, February 10, 2022
“Mr. President (Marcos), pinapangako na namin ang Cavite ay para sa inyo. Pinapangako na namin ang 800,000 plus votes dito sa Cavite para sa inyo. Pinapangako ko ang lahat ng suporta ng mga mayor ng Cavite sa inyo tandaan nyo, dito sa Cavite sagot na namin lahat,” said a smiling Jonvic in a gathering with some local chief executives.
The governor also pledged to bear the expense of Marcos’ campaign sorties in Cavite.
He likewise expressed his support for Marcos’ running mate and vice-presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Jonvic told Manila Bulletin he believes Marcos “is the most coherent, objective and committed candidate we have.”
Jonvic’s father, the late Cavite governor Johnny Remulla, was a close ally of Bongbong’s father and namesake, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
“Put those two factors together and my commitment is inescapable,” the younger Remulla was quoted as saying.
Despite backing Marcos, Jonvic said there is no bad blood between him and fellow Caviteño Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson.
The governor is a member of the National Unity Party (NUP), which recently formed an alliance with Lacson’s Partido Reporma. Jonvic said the lawmaker accepted his decision.
“The senator and I had a good talk and I explained things to him,” he said. “Our relationship is great. In fact, he texted last night. He was thanking me for all the help, I was thanking him for all the friendship and service to my father. There’s no acrimony between the senator and I.”
Marcos defeated archrival Vice President Leni Robredo in Cavite by 150, 000 votes in the 2016 elections.
Thumbnail photo courtesy of Bongbong Marcos’ Facebook page