We guess this ultimate team-up isn't happening after all:
According to a reliable source magsasanib pwersa sina Poe, Sotto, Bongbong and Chiz. Their group will be called... PoTo Bongbong w/ Chiz!!— Jinno Rufino (@JinnoRufino) October 10, 2015
"I think we mutually chose each other, our two camps," Miriam told reporters after a speech in Pasay City earlier today, when asked about the matter. "We happen to cross each other, the telephone lines happen to cross each other. It's coincidental. One camp was calling the other camp."
This comes two days after we were left guessing by the 70-year-old senator after she hinted about her running mate during her well-received proclamation.
(Interestingly, Bongbong shared a throwback photo of him and Miriam yesterday, even if it wasn't Thursday.)
While many rejoiced with Miriam's declaration that she will run for prez, netizens had mixed feelings about this latest #Eleksyon2016 development:
Social media on Miriam: “Im running for president” - WOOOOOW!!! 😃 “My running mate is Bongbong” - WHHHHHY??? 😱— Miss Krizzy (@krizzy_kalerqui) October 15, 2015
#Halalan2016 - too many interesting personalities! Mar-Leni, Binay-Gringo, Grace-Chiz... now Miriam-BongBong...will we see Duterte-Alan?— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) October 15, 2015
Miriam running with Bongbong makes me all sorts of sad.— Phil Dy (@philbertdy) October 15, 2015
Some even tried to decipher the reasoning behind the fiery senator's decision.
Press: Is Bongbong Marcos your Vice Presidential bet? Miriam: Yes But inside her mind: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.— Gali (@gallilleo) October 15, 2015
Choosing Bongbong as her VP is a risky decision. But then again, if you want her to win, you will vote for her, kahit sino pang VP niya— Kiana Porras (@KianaKatherine) October 15, 2015
Miriam-Bongbong is so unlikely. Bongbong is acquainted with Enrile who happens to be Miriam's greatest mortal enemy to date. #Miriam2016— Alyssa Mijares (@alymijares) October 14, 2015
Others expressed their dismay, and hinted about withdrawing support for Sen. Santiago.
Frankly, you, @senmiriam, are the worst nuisance candidate. At least the others are just doing it for fun. You, however, do it for Bongbong.— Caloy Conde (@caloyconde) October 15, 2015
As usual, Bongbong's dark past and allusions to his father's dictatorship couldn't be avoided.
Choosing Sen. Bongbong Marcos as a runningmate is the same as condoning the atrocities and corruption committed by his family. #NeverAgain— Jeff Crisostomo (@jeffcrisostomo) October 15, 2015
People who think that BongBong Marcos is his father better get a psych consult. No two birds are the same, kahit twins pa yan. #belogical— Jeric Alvarez (@Siotiii) October 15, 2015
Although this netizen seems to have had enough...
If you don't want Bongbong as the VP, then shut up and don't vote him! That's all!— Meraldo (@MeraldAyson) October 15, 2015Continue reading below ↓
Others commended the pair for their sound judgment, albeit some seemed sarcastic.
Out of all of this, what I can plainly say is: Well played, Bongbong. You intelligent muthfckr.— Lloyd Cunanan (@lloydbuysavowel) October 15, 2015
Miriam is smart. She wouldn't pick Bongbong to be her VP if she knew he was unscrupulous.— Pepe Alas (@Pepe_Alas) October 15, 2015
Is it because of this?
: Would vote for Miriam as President. Ang nakakatakot? If Bongbong wins as Vice President and Miriam's cancer catches up to her.— Luzviminda Kaling (@Watdahel_Marcel) October 13, 2015
And then, there's also THIS question...
Mirriam AND Bongbong Marcos. Duterte has said he also likes Bongbong Marcos. You go ask, WHY they labs him so.— inday espina varona (@indayevarona) October 15, 2015
At the end of the day, the real issue here is how their campaign manager will include Miriam's name in this brilliant promotional ad: