MANILA – Two other candidates have also formally thrown their hats into the race for vice president.
Senator Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV make five in the growing field for the vice presidency.
Sen. Marcos announced his candidacy on Monday. In a statement, he asked Filipinos to judge whether or not he is worthy of their trust to be vice president.
Marcos also said the country is the way it is today because of the politics of personality which has bred graft and corruption, the drug menace, and government incompetence.
Meanwhile, Sen. Triallanes’ announcement came Saturday, during the convention of the Magdalo group at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City.
Marcos, Trillanes, and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, who announced his VP bid last week are all members of the Nacionalista Party.
For the Liberal Party, Rep. Leni Robredo is running as Mar Roxas’ VP. Sen. Chiz Escudero is running for VP in tandem with presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe.