Marcos at miting de avance says he is ready to be vice president | Inquirer News

Marcos at miting de avance says he is ready to be vice president

/ 07:57 AM May 06, 2016

Vice presidential aspirant Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. concluded his three months of campaigning at a miting de avance on Thursday in Mandaluyong City.

The son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was nostalgic as he recalled the warmth he received from supporters during his campaign amid criticisms over alleged human rights abuses and corruption during his father’s regime.


In his speech that lasted about 20 minutes, he said he was ready to take the position as vice president of the Philippines.


“Alam ko Huwebes pa lang pero alam ko na mananalo na tayo ( I know that it’s only Thursday, but I know we will win),” he told the crowd at Shaw Center Mall.

The senator cited his 27 years of government experience that makes him qualified for the second highest position in the land.

At the event hosted by Mandaluyong City Mayor Benhur Abalos, Marcos also renewed his call of unity.

“Ang paghihiwalay walang natutulong yan pag tayo ay ay nahahati sa maliliit na grupo. Pag tayo ay tapat sa serbisyo pag pinagsama-sama ang husay at sipag ng Pinoy makakaramdam tayo ng pagbabago,” he said.

(Division cannot help us, when we are divided into groups. When we are sincere in service, when we are united by the skill and perseverance of the Filipino, we can experience change.)

In the same speech, he also asked his supporters to protect their votes.


“Wag tayong papayag na nakawin ang inyong mga boto. Wag tayong papayag na ililihis ang pagnanais ng Pilipino ang pagbabago. Tayo ay magbantay ng mabuti,” he said.

(Let’s not allow our votes to be stolen. Let’s not allow the desire of the Filipino for change to be derailed. Let us be vigilant.)

He asked the voters to take active measures in order to safeguard their ballots: “Bantayan natin. Silipin ang inyong resibo. Mag picture kayo. Kung may problema isumbong agad yan,” he said.

(Let us watch closely. Inspect your receipt. Take pictures. If there are problems, report it right away.)

The senator has earlier filed a complaint before the Commission on Elections on the alleged discrepancies of the receipts in the overseas absentee voting.

Marcos, the leading contender for the second highest post in the land in several commercial surveys, also questioned why the administration candidates are suddenly catching up.

READ: Marcos, Robredo in ‘statistical tie’ in final SWS pre-election poll

In a press briefing after the event, he said that voters support non-administration candidates as a protest against the present government.

“Ang pagsuporta sa ibang kandidato kesa sa administrasyon ay nagsasabing nagsawa na kami sa anim na taon. Walang nangyari, walang naitulong, walang malasakit. ‘Yan ang paghusga ng tao,” he said.

(Supporting candidates other than those of the administration says that we are fed up with the past six years. Nothing happened, no help was handed, no concern was extended. That’s the people’s judgment.)

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Marcos is set to hold grand rallies in Tacloban and Davao on Friday. CDG

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