National Unity Party endorses Marcos presidential bid

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 24) – One of the biggest political parties in the House of Representatives has thrown its support behind presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

National Unity Party (NUP), through its spokesperson Reggie Velasco, announced on Thursday the party’s endorsement of Marcos as their presidential bet in the May 9 elections.

“BBM's (Marcos’) call for unity as the basic strategy for economic recovery, amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and global uncertainties, is consistent and supportive of the NUP’s primary vision of “one nation, one future” as enshrined in the Party constitution,” Velasco said in a statement.

The NUP made the endorsement after Marcos joined the political party's meeting on Wednesday evening.

The NUP was formed in 2010 as a breakaway faction of Lakas-CMD, which is also endorsing the presidential bid of Marcos and his running mate Sara Duterte, who is a member of the party.

The political party also endorsed Marcos’ unsuccessful vice presidential run in 2016.