Bongbong Marcos confirms tandem with Miriam Defensor-Santiago

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. confirmed on Thursday (November 5) that he is teaming up with Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago for the 2016 elections.

The vice presidential aspirant said he and Santiago believe in similar ideas and have the same advocacies so it should not be a surprise that they are now a tandem.

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The partnership between the two became final about a week before Santiago filed her certificate of candidacy for president.

Marcos said he and Santiago's husband, former Interior Undersecretary Narciso “Jun” Santiago Jr., are still meeting and working on the details of their campaign.

He added that they are finalizing their senatorial lineup.

Some of the names being considered were Rep. Martin Romualdez, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, and migrant workers' advocate Susan "Toots" Ople.

Good governance is on top of the list of their agreed policies. Marcos said they would like to be specific about their views on the present state of the country, the problems it is facing, and the solutions.

On Santiago's health, Marcos said he will take her word for it, noting that there is no law requiring her to reveal her medical records.

Related: Santiago refuses to make medical records public