Respect others’ choices, Bongbong Marcos urges voters
MANILA, Philippines — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday urged Filipinos to respect each other’s choice for the 2022 national elections after he noticed an “increase in vitriolic exchanges” among supporters of competing candidates on various social media platforms.
“There is no reason for us to fight with one another over whom to support in the coming elections,” the former senator said in a statement.
“Let’s respect each other’s freedom to choose. My response to hateful speech has always been to maintain a dignified silence because bickering is a waste of time,” he added.
Aside from his nonattendance at debates, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator has also been receiving criticism for his family’s unpaid P200-billion estate tax to the government.
“Let’s not lose our camaraderie as the election approaches. Family and friendship are still more important than any political belief,” he said.
“Now more than ever, we should not lose sight of our goal of uniting the country and helping our people free themselves from the grip of poverty that has weakened his belief in himself,” he added.
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