Displaying astuteness of his own, rookie solon Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos has reached out to the councilors in the country who chose not to support the presidential bid of his father, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
This took place as Rep. Marcos served as guest speaker for an event of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) last week.
"Lahat naman tayo dito pulitiko (We are all politicians here)....I can probably safely guess na hindi naman lahat ng tao dito ay nakipagsundo sa Pangulo ngayon, baka may ibang kampo na pinuntahan (I can probably safely guess that not all of the people here allowed themselves with the President now, maybe some allied themselves with other camp)," he said.
The congressman then recalled his father's oft-repeated message during the campaign season earlier this year.
"Alam naman natin ang mensahe ng ating Pangulo ay unity (We know that the President's message is for unity)," Rep. Marcos said.
"So for that, I implore all of you...let us forget the political colors of yesterday and let us remember that we all serve under the Philippine flag," he asked the councilors, who responded with a round of applause.
"Unity" was the elder Marcos's catchword when he ran for the presidency. He ended up with a jaw-dropping 31 million votes en route to a historic majority mandate during the May 2022 elections.
President Marcos--following his own message of unity--has since ditched his campaign color of red in favor of the neutral white when it comes to his outfits, saying the latter represents all colors.