Marcos: Political dynasties ‘a natural evolution’
Coming from a political family himself, vice presidential aspirant Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said political dynasties were product of a “natural evolution” in the society.
“In terms of dynasties, it’s a natural evolution. There are people in the barangay with absolutely no interest in politics, meron namang walang ibang ginawa kung hindi mamulitika,” Marcos said during an INQ&A Live interview on Wednesday.
“This is not exclusive to the Philippines. It happens to every country,” he added.
The son and namesake of the late dictator said the public should not be too quick to judge dynasties, as there were “good ones and bad ones.”
“But we have to recognize that there are good ones and bad ones, and there’s also a very natural process by which we pick our leaders and that is the elections,” Marcos said.
“There are political dynasties that have not succeeded because people think they are not doing their job … It’s difficult to generalize. You really have to make the judgment on an individual basis,” he added.
Asked about his stand on the issue, Marcos said it would have to be “in consonance with the Constitution, and it says we should pass an antidynasty bill.”
Marcos said he did his part through the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act, which contains an anti-political dynasty provision.
The Marcoses’ two-decade rule in the country was marked by martial law.
Marcos’ mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, is a representative of Ilocos Norte, while his sister Imee is the incumbent governor of the province. RC
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