Bongbong: I’m like a presidential candidate | Inquirer News

Bongbong: I’m like a presidential candidate

/ 05:42 AM March 01, 2016
Bongbong Marcos

Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“I feel like I’m already a presidential candidate,” Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Monday in response to the brickbats fired by no less than President Benigno Aquino III over his father’s Martial Law abuses.

During a campus visit in Morong, Rizal, yesterday, the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos received a hearty applause from college students of the Tomas Claudio Colleges when he scoffed at the President’s tirade during the Edsa People Power anniversary on Thursday.


A student asked Marcos what he had say to the President’s call that the Marcoses should not be allowed to return to power.

He said the President’s remarks were not surprising given the rivalry of their fathers—the late president Marcos and the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., whose assassination in 1983 triggered street protests that eventually led to Marcos’ ouster through the 1986 People Power revolt.


“Let’s look at our elections as judgment. Let the people judge who did something for the people, things that we still enjoy up to now and who stayed in power without doing anything,” Marcos said in Filipino, to the loud cheers of the students.

In the first leg of his sorties in vote-rich Rizal province yesterday, Marcos was endorsed by the province’s kingpins led by long-time former Gov. Casimiro Ynares Jr., who served unchallenged as mayor of the Binangonan municipality during martial law.


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Elections 2016, Marcos dictatorship
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.