Two mayors from Camarines Sur, the home province of Vice President Leni Robredo, have denied endorsing the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

A press release issued by Marcos’ camp on Jan. 19, 2022 claimed that 11 mayors from Robredo’s bailiwick have expressed their support for the former senator.

Hours after the press release was issued, however, Milaor town Mayor Anthony Reyes – one of those identified in the announcement – changed his Facebook profile photo with an image showing Robredo and the text, “Leni is my President.”

Pamplona Mayor Boy Franco, in a separate interview with Rappler, also denied supporting Marcos.

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