By Billy Begas
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari announced his official endorsement of presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte.
Based on the video post on MNLF’s Facebook page, the announcement was made during a gathering with MNLF members and guests in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The post said the Misuari also endorsed the senatorial bid of actor Robin Padilla.
Earlier, Sen. Manny Pacquiao thanked Misuari for allegedly supporting his presidential bid.
However, the MNLF immediately denied that Misuari endorsed Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, spokesman and chief of staff of Marcos, expressed profound gratitude for Misuari’s endorsement.
“Chairman Misuari’s generous gesture signals that our call for national unity has already taken roots in the hearts, minds, and souls of the vast Filipino populace, as also shown by the results of all the reputable national surveys showing that Marcos Jr. enjoys a historic high in presidential preferential rating,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said that peace and progress in Mindanao shall be the top priority of Marcos should he wins the elections.
“Together as a people of one race and as one nation, we shall rise to meet our common destiny,” Rodriguez added.