Former mayor of Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental and President Rodrigo Duterte’s political adviser, Sec. Jacinto "Jing" Paras is one of the guests of 'Kapihan sa Manila Bay with Marichu Villanueva' a weekly news forum hosted and moderated by respected journalist Marichu A. Villanueva on March 23, 2022 where Paras call on Duterte to endorse Bongbong Marcos on the May 9th Presidential Election.
Paras urged Duterte to join his party, the PDP-Laban, in backing Marcos, stating that the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. is a "very faithful friend" and that having a buddy and ally as his successor will help the President.
“I believe that Marcos is a very loyal friend. I would certainly believe that Marcos would remain loyal to the President even if he becomes President,” Paras said in the forum with Villanueva.
“The President needs allies, especially from the new administration, I certainly believe that among the candidates, Bongbong Marcos would be the best who would be able to protect him,” Paras added.
“I appeal to the President, as a political adviser, that it’s about time, probably this is already the compelling reason that he shall finally endorse someone in the person of Marcos as presidential candidate,” he continued.
Sec. Paras also emphasized in the interview that Duterte will have peace of mind and can sleep well under a good friend, rather than being followed by enemies.