"Hindi pa tapos ang laban."
This was the rallying cry of Imee Marcos regarding the vice-presidential bid of her brother, Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.
Imee, who has been reelected as Ilocos Norte Governor this year, asked for prayers for BBM who is trailing behind VP candidate Leni Robredo.
During the fourth edition of the Himala sa Buhangin! Art and Music Festival held in Paoay last Saturday, May 14, Imee encouraged attendees to enjoy, but she also reminded them of the recent elections that has been described as one of the most divisive in years.
"Katatapos lang ng madugong eleksyon. Mag-enjoy tayo ngunit hindi pa tapos ang laban, sabi nga ni FPJ [Fernando Poe Jr.]."
"Ipagdasal natin si Bongbong at tuluy-tuloy pa rin siya.
"Nais natin ng makabagong himala na magbibigay-liwanag, magbibigay-klaridad at magbibigay-katarungan sa ating mga botong Ilokano."
As of May 16 (Monday) at 6:45 pm, vice-presidential candidate Leni Robredo is in the lead, based on partial and unofficial results, based on data available on the COMELEC-GMA Mirror Server.
To date, around 96.13% of the election returns have been counted, according to www.gmanetwork.com.
The Camarines Sur Representative garnered 14,022,843 votes while Senator Bongbong received 13,803,797 votes.
During the festive event, five statues recreating a key scene from the movie Temptation Island were unveiled in the sand dunes of Paoay.
These commemorative sculptures were inspired by the original 1980 version (directed by Joey Gosiengfiao) and the 2011 version (directed by Chris Martinez) of the said movie.