Mar­cos ex­pects tight se­nate race

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2019 sen­a­to­rial can­di­date, Ilo­cos Norte Gov­er­nor Imee Mar­cos, who was in Ba­colod City re­cently with her son Borgy Mar­cos-Man­otoc, said she ex­pects the race to be “quite tight.”

“We re­ally have to work hard,” the gov­er­nor added.

Mar­cos, who is one of sev­eral can­di­dates en­dorsed by Hug­pong Pag­babago, Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte’s po­lit­i­cal coali­tion, ad­mit­ted earn­ing a seat in the Se­nate would be dif­fi­cult as there are sev­eral in­cum­bents run­ning, along with other pop­u­lar fig­ures.

The sen­a­to­rial as­pi­rant, who has now vis­ited Ba­colod City twice since for­mally fil­ing her cer­tifi­cate of can­di­dacy, ad­mit­ted her brother, for­mer Sen­a­tor Fer­di­nand Mar­cos, Jr., “got a beat­ing” in the prov­ince when he ran for vice pres­i­dent in 2016.

Mar­cos said she hopes, de­spite the area be­ing a “baili­wick of our po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents,” peo­ple will be kind.

Be­sides Ba­colod City, she also vis­ited Vic­to­rias City dur­ing her time in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal./

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