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‘Marcos-Aquino feud old issue; let’s move on’

/ 07:21 AM August 22, 2018

CEBU CITY—Why don’t you move on?

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, the eldest daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, posed this question to Filipinos who continued to criticize her family.

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She told a news conference on Tuesday that the “feud” between the Marcoses and Aquinos was an old issue that should not be brought up even during the death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. who fought her father’s 20-year rule.

“The millennials have moved on, and I think people at my age should also move on as well,” said Marcos who attended the opening ceremony of the Visayan Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines.

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Critics say that the Marcoses want to frame the conflict with the deposed strongman as a family feud between Marcos and Aquino instead of the people’s struggle for democracy against dictatorship.

“I’m not an apologist to my dad, and I think his work and his project will have to speak for themselves,” she said.

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