Who are the billionaires and socialites who attended the Marcos Jr. May 9 victory party?
A group photo of presumptive president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and a number of the country's tycoons has been making rounds online.
In the photo, Marcos can be seen presumably celebrating with some known socialites and CEOs. Per online news site Rappler, the photo was taken in the Marcos camp's headquarters along EDSA on Monday night, May 9, after the Comelec's partial and unofficial election tally showed Marcos in the lead.
Columnist Manolo Quezon also shared a video of the gathering crowd singing Umagang Kay Ganda, a song regularly played in Marcos and Duterte sorties.
Kodak moment, the New Society 2.0 to capture who's "in": L-R: Greggy Araneta, Kevin Tan (Megaworld's Andrew Tan's son), FM Jr., Sabin Aboitiz, Johnny Velasquez. Behind are Margie Moran Floirendo and Carol Masibay Garcia (ex beauty queen and Pitoy Moreno model). pic.twitter.com/0thIQANWXv— Manuel L. Quezon III (@mlq3) May 11, 2022
From left to right, seen in the photo are Gregorio "Greggy' Araneta, the chairman and CEO of Araneta Properties Inc., and the husband of Bongbong's younger sister, Irene. On the right side of Bongbong is Alliance Global Group, Inc's Kevin Tan. Tan's company also holds Megaworld Corporation and Golden Arches Development Corporation.
On the left of the presumptive president is Sabin Aboitiz, the President and CEO of the Aboitiz Equity Ventures conglomerate. Also with them is President and Director of PRC Magma Energy Resources, Johnny Velasquez.
Behind the group are Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran-Floirendo and interior designer and former beauty queen Carol Masibay Garcia.
By Wednesday, May 11, Marcos' camp had claimed victory after securing over 56% of the vote and 31 million votes, more than of the nearest presidential candidate, Vice President Leni Robredo.
On Thursday, May 12, Quezon corrected his earlier tweet about where the photo was taken.
A correction as to location, please note. This concerns video and pictures that have been widely shared: https://t.co/VubxFJPT0I— Manuel L. Quezon III (@mlq3) May 12, 2022