Virtual muna: Bongbong gets birthday love from GMA, Erap, Enrile, Sotto, Sara Duterte, other politikos
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. got tons of virtual tributes on his birthday.
Marcos celebrated his 63rd birthday on Sept. 13 and received wishes of health and happiness from his family and politiko allies online. The former senator has skipped a large birthday gathering with friends as he is observing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a Facebook post, Marcos posted a video of consolidated birthday wishes he received on his special day. He thanked all those who remembered his birthday and sent their love and support.
“Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng nagparating ng pagbati sa akin. Virtual birthday man, ramdam ko ang inyong pagmamahal!” Marcos wrote on Facebook.
Among the well-wishers of Marcos are former Presidents Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Joseph Estrada, Senate President Tito Sotto, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Senators Manny Pacquiao, Bato dela Rosa and Bong Go, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, House Majority leader Martin Romualdez, Rep. Mike Defensor, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, and former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro.
“Maligayang kaarawan sa iyo Mr. Senator Bongbong Marcos. Hangad ko ang tagumpay mo,” Estrada said in a video message.
Arroyo, former President and House Speaker, wished Bongbong’s good health. The former senator recently recovered from the coronavirus illness.
“Happy birthday Bongbong! Stay in good health,” Arroyo said.
Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile also sent his best wishes for the former senator. “I hope someday you will achieve your dream,” said Enrile, who served as defense minister of Bongbong’s dad, the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
The President’s daughter Mayor Sara said: “Happy birthday Sir Bongbong. I wish you good health and happiness.”
Liza Marcos, wife of the former senator, also posted a sweet message online. “You’ve been my confidant, my chef, my shoulder to lean on and the best friend anybody can ever hope for. I wish you all the love, happiness, success and everything you truly deserve. Happy birthday, I love you,” she told her hubby.
In the same video, Sandro, Simon, and Vincent sent heartfelt messages for their dad on his birthday.