Hontiveros to Marcoses: ‘Move on’ from electoral loss
Reacting to the call of the Marcos family for Martial Law victims to “move on,” Sen. Risa Hontiveros said they should be the ones to just accept defeat in the May 2016 vice presidential election and move on.
“Ang dali sa kanila magsabi ng ‘move on.’ Kung move on din lang, eh di mag-move on na rin si Bongbong Marcos sa kanyang malinaw na pagkatalo sa 2016 [vice presidential] race,” Hontiveros told radio dzBB on Sunday.
Vice President Leni Robredo narrowly won the election over Marcos with a margin of about 260,000 votes.
Marcos questioned the results from 39,221 clustered precincts and filed an electoral protest in June 2016 claiming poll fraud.
Last August 21, a sister of Marcos, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, urged people to “move on” from the feud between their family and the family of late-senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.
“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 on the tarmac of the Manila International Airport.
Hontiveros suggested that the Marcoses return their ill-gotten wealth and apologize to the public if they really want the victims to “move on.”
“Kung gusto talagang magmove tayong mamamayan sa martial law, napakasimple ang kailangang gawin, isoli po nila sa kaban ng bayan ang lahat ng kanilang nakaw na yaman,” Hontiveros said.
“At dahil hindi na nila mabuhay yung patay na, humingi man lang sila ng kapatawaran sa mga pamilya, sa sambayanan na naabuso noong panahon ng batas militar,” she added. /cbb
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