Marcos Jr. says his father doesn’t want to be called ‘senior:’ Mumultuhin ako niyan
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said in jest that his father and namesake former President Marcos Sr. does not want to be called “senior.”
Marcos Jr. was recounting an initiative of his father during his administration — Presidential Decree No. 1530, which established the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) in 1978 — when he balked at calling his father “senior.”
“And that is why my father, President Marcos, envisioned… hindi ko sasabihin ‘yung senior kasi mumultuhin ako niyan ‘pag sinabi ko ‘yung senior,” the younger Marcos said in jest.
(I won’t say “senior” because my father will haunt me if I say senior.)
“Sasabihin niya na matanda na raw siya. Ayaw niya ‘yung senior,” he added.
(He will tell me I made him sound old. He doesn’t like being called “senior.”)
Marcos Jr. proceeded to tell how his father envisioned the HDMF, which aimed to enable shelter financing through a system of voluntary contributions from its members, both from the public and the private sectors.
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