The influential Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has endorsed the candidacy of Ilocos Norte Gov. Matthew Marcos Manotoc in the May 9 national and local polls.
The provincial capitol on Friday announced the endorsement of the powerful religious bloc.
Apart from Marcos Manotoc, his cousin Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos III is making his own bid to unseat Ria Fariñas as Ilocos Norte 1st district representative.
Ria Fariñas is the daughter of Rudy Fariñas, who is seeking a gubernatorial seat against the incumbent governor.
According to the Ilocos Norte Public Information Office, Fariñas filed his certificate of candidacy for governor via substitution. Marcos Manotoc is the son of Senator Imee Marcos.