Former Senator Bongbong Marcos does not intend to run in the 2019 elections

Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. has no plans of returning to the Senate.
The former Senator said he wants to focus first on the electoral protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo.
“Why would I run for Senate when I won as vice president? My job now is to work on my proclamation so that the true results would come out,” said the former senator.
Marcos has also expressed dismay over the slow pace of the resolution of his complaint. He claims that he felt like he is at the disadvantage.
Despite this, the former senator is still confident that he has the necessary documents and witnesses for the electoral protest. However, he sees no major development yet up to now.
“The process of recounting has not started yet. The electoral tribunal has already asked me to pay millions for the election protest. I paid on time but the result for what I paid for was given to the opposite camp. They do not want us to get it,” said Marcos.
In response, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Director James Jimenez said that the poll body is just following the orders of the presidential election tribunal.
Jimenez noted that the mandate of Comelec is to reveal the results of the previous elections.