Vote Of Confidence: Groups And Politicians Who Have Publicly Supported Presidential Candidates - Trending

Who stands behind each presidentiable?

A few days before the 2022 Philippine elections, political endorsements continue to pour in for each presidential candidate.

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The background of these respective endorsers is a good indicator of how certain stakeholders are affected under each hypothetical administration.

Here are notable groups and politicians who have either formally endorsed or expressed support for leading presidential candidates.

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Groups: Iglesia Ni Cristo, El Shaddai, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, University of Perpetual Help System, PDP-Laban (Cusi faction)

Politicians: Former President Joseph Estrada, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Tarlac Governor Susan Yap

Leni Robredo

Groups: Doctors for Leni (over 12,000 doctors), Economists for Leni (over 160 members including former NEDA chiefs), Clergy for the Moral Choice (over 1,200 Catholic priests, bishops, and deacons), former presidents of the Philippine Bar Association, framers of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, over 100 education leaders (including officials of CHED, DepEd, and largest Philippine universities), Makabayan, Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Politicians: Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando, Surigao del Norte Governor Francisco “Lalo” Matugas, select officials under administrations of former presidents Fidel Ramos, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Noynoy Aquino

Manny Pacquiao

Groups: Progressive Movement for the Devolution of Initiatives

Politicians: San Pablo City Mayor Loreto “Amben” Amante

Isko Moreno

Groups: Philippine Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Inc., Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Council, United Defenders for Democracy and Sovereignty, Partido Maharlika, Basta Tayo Samasama, National Guardians for Unity and Democracy

Politicians: Senator Ralph Recto

Ping Lacson

Groups: Over 100 retired defense and security officials (including former AFP chiefs), Hi-Land Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative

Politicians: Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong

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