KBL Baguio-Benguet Party withdraw support for BBM

The Baguio-Benguet chapter of Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL), a political party founded by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., withdrew their support for his namesake for the upcoming presidential elections.

KBL provincial chairman Bernard Ellamil highlighted their reason for withdrawing their support for Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. – his family’s unpaid P203 billion estate tax.

“Being a presidential candidate, hindi po maganda na meron tayong bagahe like one of the biggest issue ngayon na P230 billion unpaid estate tax (it’s not good to have baggage like one of the biggest issues right now like the P230 billion unpaid estate tax),” he said.

“We were hoping to at least have a T-shirt that we can wear as a uniform, but they [Bongbong Marcos’ camp] gave us only a hundred, which is not enough,” he claimed.

KBL Baguio District 7 coordinator Susan Matic, who comes from a family of Marcos loyalists, affirmed Ellamil’s claim of Marcos Jr.’s lack of support.

“We waited for BBM for months. The pandemic came and went. We went through hardships. We were hoping for a little help just to get by as promised, but it never came,” she said.

There are more than 3,000 members in KBL’s Baguio-Benguet chapter.