In Ninoy's home province, Tarlac City mayor backs Marcos Jr., says it's time to move on | Inquirer News

In Ninoy’s home province, Tarlac City mayor backs Marcos Jr., says it’s time to move on

/ 02:01 PM April 02, 2022

TARLAC CITY — Telling her constituents that it is “time to move on”, the mayor of Tarlac City in Tarlac, the home province of the Aquino clan—has declared her support for the presidential bid of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.


During the grand rally of the tandem of Marcos Jr. and his running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Tarlac City Mayor Cristy Angeles said it is “history in the making” that a Marcos stepped foot in Tarlac City, the capital of the province.

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Tarlac City Mayor Cristy Angeles with presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The rally was held at the Tarlac City Plazuela where a monument dedicated to remember the late former senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr., a key opposition figure during the time of late former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr., stood.


“Tapos na ang away ng mga kulay. Nandito tayo ngayon para magkaisa ng tunay (The war of the colors is now over. We are here today to unite),” Angeles said.

“Tapos na ‘yung mga nakaraan. Time to move on. Susulong na tayo, kalimutan na ang mga nangyari noon sapagkat kailangan natin ang pagkakaisa para sa magandang kinabukasan,” she added.

(The past is already over. It’s time to move on. We will move forward and forget what happened in the past because we need to unite for a better future.)

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(Photo courtesy of Lakas-CMD)

The Aquino monument faces the very stage where Marcos Jr. appealed to Tarlacqueños to elect him to Malacañang. But the monument of the late senator was partially obscured and by a tent.

Asked about this, Angeles said: “Pabayaan na natin yung mga bumabatikos. It’s time for forgiveness and healing. Magu-unite tayo.”

Aquino Jr. was assassinated at the Manila International Airport on August 21, 1983.

The assassination of Aquino served as one of the triggers to what would later become the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that ousted Marcos Sr. from power.

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