FORMER Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. flew recently to Davao City accompanied by his sister, Senator Imee Marcos, for a weekend meet up with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
The meet up between Mayor Sara and the Marcos siblings was a rather informal one, only to personally greet Mayor Duterte-Carpio ahead of her 43rd birthday, according to Davao City information officer Jefry Tupas.
Sara, who leads most surveys on who will be the frontrunner in next year’s presidential derby, turns 43 years old today.
Interestingly, the filing of certificates of candidacy for politicians vying for an elective post or re-election is only four months away, for which netizens suspect that the visit has something to do with the 2022 presidential elections.
Duterte-Carpio confirmed that she met with the Marcos siblings at the Prime Bistro, a newly-opened restaurant on Quimpo Street in the Davao city proper.
In Tupas’ Facebook post, Mayor Duterte thanked the Marcos siblings “for their birthday greetings” and her husband Mans Carpio “for the lunch he hosted.” The post was accompanied by a photo of her and the Marcoses.
No other details were provided about the meeting of the two “presidentiables.”
Ferdinand Jr. recently absorbed two political setbacks – losing the election protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo and that of the outright dismissal of the impeachment complaint filed by his camp against the Supreme Court Associate Justice to whom they blamed the outcome of the electoral protest.
Sara, for her part, has been ‘consistently topping Pulse Asia surveys’ but took the same stance that her father did before the 2016 presidential elections. Millions of tarpaulins which had her name and face on it have also been sprawling across the country.