Imee Marcos asks Filipinos criticizing her family: Why don’t you move on?
CEBU CITY — Why don’t you move on?
Ilocos Norte Governor Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos, daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, posed this question to Filipinos who continued to criticize her family.
She told a news conference on Tuesday that the feud between the Marcoses and Aquinos was an old issue that should not be dug up even during the death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. who fought her father’s 20-year, an iron-fist rule that cost his life.
“The millennials have moved on, and I think people at my age should also move on as well,” said Marcos as the country commemorated the assassination of Aquino at the tarmac of then Manila International Airport, now Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
She was in Cebu for the opening ceremony of the Visayan Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines at Radisson Blu Hotel on Tuesday.
Marcos said the issues thrown at her family have become less important and that it is better now for Filipinos to move on and unite for the good of the country.
“I’m not an apologist to my dad, and I think his work and his project will have to speak for themselves,” she said of the accomplishments of her father.
Asked what August 21 means to her family, Marcos said it was nothing more than the birthday of the wife of her younger brother, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
“The conflict between the Marcoses and Aquinos happened a long time ago. We don’t need to keep hating people for a very long time. It’s not our way. We just need to go forward,” she said. /vvp
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