Amidst a crowd of about 100,000, Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc expressed his gratitude as he welcomed participants of the “BBM Unity Ride” from all over the province, last November 21.
“Talagang natutuwa po ako na nandito po tayong lahat. On behalf of the entire Marcos family, gusto ko lang magpasalamat sa inyong lahat for showing your true unity, support, and fervor for BBM,” Gov. Marcos Manotoc said.
Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., known as “BBM,” was a former Ilocos Norte Governor and Philippine Senator. In October 2021, he filed his certificate of candidacy for the presidential election of 2022.
The “unity ride,” which started at around 5:00 a.m., lasted seven hours and covered two cities and four municipalities, namely the cities of Laoag and Batac, and the towns of Paoay, Currimao, Badoc, and Pinili.
Alongside Gov. Marcos Marcos Manotoc was Vice Governor Cecilia Marcos-Araneta, who also greeted and thanked the participants.
In addition to the participants, thousands of residents also lined the streets, flashing the victory sign and blasting the new version of the “Bagong Lipunan” hymn to show their support.
“It’s very heartwarming and inspiring to see Ilocandia this morning. May we all come together peacefully to support BBM. Maraming salamat po, “Gov. Marcos Manotoc expressed.－PGIN-CMO