The camp of presumptive president Bongbong Marcos on Tuesday confirmed that the former senator recently flew to Australia to take a three-day rest after the grueling 90-day presidential campaign.
“It’s a private trip made by president-elect Bongbong with his family,” Marcos’ spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez said in a press conference at their headquarters in Mandaluyong City.
“It’s more of a private trip, a private visit, for much-needed rest and vacation of president-elect Bongbong. I think he would just want to enjoy his remaining few days before he assumes officially his office as the president of the republic.
“He’s just pushing himself to enjoy momentarily being citizen Bongbong. He’s coming home this Thursday,” he added.
Marcos’ youngest son Vincent is celebrating his 25th birthday on Tuesday, 17 May.
Rodriguez also disclosed that Marcos spoke on the phone with Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison “early this morning” to congratulate him on his victory in the 2022 presidential elections.
He added that Morrison commended the Philippines for conducting “honest and orderly national elections” on 9 May.
“He (Morrison) affirmed that the Australian government would continue its warm and close interactions with the Philippine government. He also recognized the credibility and integrity of the elections,” he said.