Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. shrugged off the moves launched against his candidacy saying he will continue to speak of national unity and his programs that will help the Filipino people.
Speaking before members of the Rotary Club in Baguio City on their 19th Chartered Anniversary at the Newtown Plaza Hotel, Marcos said while the criticisms hurled against him are part of the election process, he didn’t think further division is what the country needs at this point in its history.
“All of these backstabbing, name-calling, paninira, pagmumura, pag-iinit ng ulo, walang silbi ‘yan. Sa aking palagay, bawat halalan, ang tanong ng tao sa bawat kandidato ay simple lang – ano ang magagawa mo para pagandahin ang buhay ko, bakit kita iboboto? At ‘yan ang dapat sagutin,” he said.
He said while it is easier to engage in name-calling and backstabbing, he has decided not to join in the fray of mudslinging because it is not what the people deserve to hear from their candidates.
“Mas mahirap magbigkas ng programa, mas madali manira (para sa iba). It is unfair sa ating mga voters na ginagawang parang teleserye ang pulitika na nagsisigawan, nag-iiyakan, nag-aaway, pero maganda lang ‘yan sa telebisyon… That is why I have avoided it and I will continue to talk about program,” he stressed
He also called on the people to forget the “pains” brought about by the elections as he urged them to join him in his campaign for national unity.
“Pagdating ng kampanya, maraming nasasabing masasakit na salita, pagtataas ng boses. Mahirap talagang sabihin na kalimutan na natin ‘yun, but we have to do it. We have to do it because if we continue to fight amongst ourselves because of politics, then nothing will get done, nothing will get done to finally solve our problems, to move the country forward,” he said.
Celebrate season of fun with Sony summer escape 2016
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‘Dad taught me not to hold a grudge against anyone’ – Sandro Marcos
Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” A. Marcos, 22, eldest son of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., proved to be as endearing as his father when he spoke before a student body in Quezon City recently.
Subbing for his father who was in Bohol for a campaign sortie, the young Marcos charmed and delighted the students and faculty of the AMA Education System on Panay Avenue in Quezon City during the university’s forum webcast streamed live in AMA’s 39 campuses across the country.
Interviewed by AMA Executive Director of the Special Projects Division Ludivina Pagkalinawan, Sandro said his father had always told him not to hold a grudge against anyone and instead reach out and offer a helping hand even in the face of the harshest and most painful criticisms.
“Despite my youth and inexperience, I believe him and I think these are the best and surest ways to win the trust and the hearts and minds of everybody, including the Anti-Marcoses, the haters, the doubters, and the still-undecided out there,” he said.
And whatever the outcome of the coming elections, the young Marcos said his father will continue to reach out to every Filipino.
When asked about the possibility of making peace with the family’s critics, Sandro said it is highly possible. “Despite everything, I believe in the possibility of making peace someday,” he said.
Sandro also explained how impressed his father was with the cutting-edge system being employed in AMA.
“He said that this is clear testament to the innovation and creativity of AMA, which are precisely the reasons why AMA has continued to make waves in all its strong years in the task of educating the youth of our country,” Sandro said.
In the student-submitted questions portion of the webcast, Sandro answered fun and light-hearted queries from the AMA system’s students from across the country.
When asked whether he believed in the concept of “forever”, the good-natured Sandro took a cue from his father and had this to say, “I do believe in forever – that I’m forever a Filipino and that I will forever love this country.”