Bongbong Marcos marks pa’s 105th birthday with Mass at Libingan ng mga Bayani
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday joined members of his family in commemorating the 105th birthday of his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. with a Mass at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.
“I would like to on behalf of the Marcos family, to thank you all for joining us to commemorate once again the birthday of President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.,” said Marcos Jr. in his speech posted by Radio Television Malacañang on Facebook.
“Muli ang pasasalamat ko ay hindi lang para sa araw na ito ang pasasalamat ko ay sa taon-taong hindi niyo kami iniwan at sa taon-taon ninyo kaming sinusuportahan,” he added.
(Again, my gratitude is not just for this day, my gratitude is for the years you never leave us and the years you support us.)
The President also called on Filipinos to keep his father’s dreams, wisdom, and love for the country alive.
“It is the rebirth of not perhaps the physical body of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., but it is the rebirth of his dreams, of his wisdom, of his love for this country. So let us keep that flame alive,” he said.
“It is reborn. Let us keep it strong and fight. And let us guide through all that we do in the future in the service of our beloved Filipinos,” the President added.
Aside from the President, his mother former First Lady Imelda Marcos, other members of the Marcos family, relatives, close friends, former security personnel from the Presidential Security Group (PSG), and other longtime supporters also attended the Mass.
The Office of the President declared September 12 as a special (non-working) holiday in Ilocos Norte to mark the birthday of former President Ferdinand Marcos.
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