Now you know why he’s a loyalist: Duterte outs Calida as a blood relative of Marcos

Now it can be told why Solicitor General Jose Calida is a rabid supporter of losing vice presidentia bet Bongbong Marcos and a constant thorn on the side of Vice President Leni Robredo.

In a speech, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that Calida, who campaigned for a Duterte-Marcos ticket in 2016, was related by blood to the Marcoses on the side of Bongbong’s grandmother, Josefa Edralin Marcos.

“Kababata ko ‘yan (Calida) eh. He is an Ilocano. He is related to the Marcoses, kay Doña Josefa. But he grew up in Davao, the migrants pumuntang Davao long time ago. Pero Ilocano talaga ‘yan. And you can understand why now,” said Duterte.

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