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Imelda Marcos elated at son's strong ratings in VP race

  • Former First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, center, arrives to lend support to her son Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., on his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with administration candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Former First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, center, arrives to lend support to her son Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., on his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with administration candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Confetti rain on Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., as he is introduced to supporters on his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Confetti rain on Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., as he is introduced to supporters on his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., center, flashes the "V" sign during his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., center, flashes the "V" sign during his last campaign rally for Monday's presidential elections Thursday, May 5, 2016 at suburban Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines. Marcos, the son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, is in a "statistical tie" with vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo in poll surveys leading to May 9 elections. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)  (The Associated Press)

Imelda Marcos has expressed elation over her son's strong pre-election ratings in the Philippine vice presidential race, saying "at last, truth and justice will come."

The widow of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos helped campaign for her son Thursday night in a rally in suburban Mandaluyong city where she handed out fans with his picture and political motto: "Unity and progress."

In the latest pre-election survey, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. closely trailed administration-endorsed Rep. Leni Robredo. Marcos led in previous surveys.

Asked if Mrs. Marcos felt vindicated despite the many allegations against the Marcoses, she did not answer categorically but thanked God and the Filipino people.

"At last truth and justice will come," she said. "Sometimes the truth and justice grinds exceedingly slow but it grinds exceedingly well."