The National Unity Party (NUP) has endorsed the presidential bid of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“We wish to announce that the National Unity Party(NUP) has decided to endorse the presidential bid of former Senator Bongbong Marcos,” the group said in a statement.

The NUP said that Marcos’s call for unity to solve the country’s conflicts is aligned with the party’s goal of “one nation, one future.”

“BBM’s 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,” it said.

The NUP encouraged its members to support Marcos and help him bring progress to the country. 

“We call upon all our party members to join hands with former Senator Marcos in bringing our country and people to continued prosperity and progress,” it said.

Earlier this week, the PDP-Laban faction under Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi also endorsed Marcos. The wing believes that he is the candidate whose platform is most aligned with the programs of President Rodrigo Duterte, who also chairs the party.

However, Duterte is not yet endorsing Marcos, according to acting presidential spokesman Martin Andanar. Ronald Espartinez