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Bongbong Marcos foes told: Move on from the past

/ 12:20 AM February 27, 2016
FATHER and son in the days  of the dictatorship File photo

FATHER and son in the days of the dictatorship File photo

A PARTY-LIST representative assailed groups vowing to block Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential candidacy, advising them to move on from the past.

On the eve of the commemoration of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, Abakada party-list Rep. and Marcos’ campaign manager Jonathan de la Cruz said in a statement: “What the country needs now more than ever is for our people to unite and work together for the national interest.”

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De la Cruz pointed out that the same problems of poverty, criminality, unemployment and lack of basic services persist 30 years after Edsa.

He added, “Divisiveness has become the staple of our political life rending our common efforts toward peace and stability asunder.”

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“It is quite unfortunate that in the face of all these challenges to our very life and growth as a nation in an increasingly conflicted world, some groups chose to focus on the candidacy of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr.,” he said.

De la Cruz further said that groups opposing Marcos’ candidacy “have chosen to do battles of the past which, by the way, the Marcoses have left to the processes under the 1987 Constitution and the judgment of history.”

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