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Bongbong Marcos embraced PDP-Laban’s principles — Matibag

/ 11:49 AM March 23, 2022
Bongbong Marcos embraced principles of PDP Laban

Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (File photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has embraced the principles of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), a party official said Wednesday.

PDP-Laban secretary-general Melvin Matibag noted that it is a good thing that the PDP-Laban and Marcoses unite.


“Ngayon, hindi naman po tama ‘yung pahayag na sasabihin na labanan ‘yung diktadura. Kasi kung titignan po natin, hindi ba napakaganda na ‘yun nga sabihin na natin na tinayo ‘yan para labanan ang mga Marcos,” he said on TeleRadyo’s On the Spot.

(Now, the statement that says fighting the dictatorship is not right. If we will look at it, isn’t it a good thing that we say the party was establised to fight the Marcoses.)


“Hindi ba maganda ngayon na ang PDP-Laban at ang nilalabanan mo na mga Marcos nagkaisa kayo? Ibig sabihin na niyakap na ‘yung paniniwala ng partido na ‘yan,” he continued.

(Isn’t it a good thing that the PDP-Laban and the Marcoses that you fought against are now united? It means that they have embraced the party’s principles.)

The PDP-Laban recently endorsed the presidential bid of Marcos Jr.

The move received flak from critics who said that the party is backing the son of the founders’ “nemesis.”

PDP-Laban was founded by late Senators Aquilino Pimentel Jr. and Benigno Aquino Jr. to topple the dictatorship of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, the father of former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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TAGS: Elections, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., Melvin Matibag, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino- Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban)
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