Bayan leader says Arroyo has more guts to say sorry than Imee Marcos
Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has more guts to apologize over the “Hello Garci” scandal than Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) House Rep. Teddy Casiño said on Monday.
“Mabuti pa si Gloria nag ‘I am sorry,’ ang mga Marcos walang sorry, at gusto nilang move on. Bakit may ganoong lakas ng loob (Gloria had the courage to say ‘I’m sorry,’ but Marcos wants us to move on without an apology. Where do they get the courage to do this)?” Casiño asked the hundreds of protesters gathered at Mendiola in Manila on Monday.
Marcos came under fire for asking the public to “move on” from the issues that hounded the administration of his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Marcos’ sibling, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, is also fighting an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Casiño lambasted the Marcos family and Arroyo for staging a political comeback.
“Bakit napaka-lakas ng loob ni Gloria Arroyo noong pumalit bilang Speaker of the House? Bakit ganyan ang lakas ng loob ni Bongbong Marcos na mag-file ng protesta sa kanyang pagkatalo sa Bise Presidente (Gloria Arroyo dared to replace the Speaker of the House. Bongbong Marcos dared to file a protest against the Vice President. Why)?” he asked.
Casiño said the Marcos family and Arroyo have the guts to stage a political comeback because they were both allies of President Duterte.
He then urged the public to fight the Marcos-Arroyo comeback and enhance the political dialogues.
“Huwag lang natin igiit ang mga pang-ekonomiyang pakikibaka ng mga manggagawa, kundi i-angat natin ito sa pampulitikong paglaban laban sa pasismo, laban sa bulok na sistema ng pulitika sa ating bansa (Let’s not just focus on pushing the economic rights of our workers. Let us also fight fascism and the country’s political system),” Casiño said. /ee
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