Silang, Cavite: Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos on Saturday called on the public not to forget the everyday sacrifices of policemen who are called upon to protect the people at all times.
Marcos attended the 36th grand alumni homecoming of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) at Camp Gen. Mariano Castañeda here.
He brushed aside insinuations that his visit was mere politicking, noting that he merely wanted to honor the bravery and sacrifices of the members of the PNP.
“The police…we depend on them so much for the safety and security of the general public. It is always very important to remember the sacrifices that they make. The bravery and honor they show in carrying out their duties,” the senator from Ilocos Norte told reporters.
Marcos was adopted as honorary member of the PNPA Tagapagbuklod Class of ’89.
After the grand alumni parade, Marcos graced the inauguration of the Sinag-Laya Hall located just behind the grandstand.
His caravan then proceeded to Silang, Dasmariñas, Tanza, General Trias, Rosario, Noveleta, Kawit, Bacoor, and Imus.
Marcos was invited to the oath taking ceremony of Christian-Muslim Brotherhood at Barangay San Francisco, Dasmariñas. He also attended a multi-sectoral meeting in Tanza. He had a short stop in Imus where he met with leaders and members of the Bahay-ang-Pagasa Homeowners Association.
On Friday, the senator took a break from his campaign sortie in Pangasinan and played sponsor to 37 couples who got married in Quintin town.
He urged the newlyweds to keep the flames burning and stay together forever.
“Treat every day as if you were newlyweds. In that way you will keep your love fresh, you will keep your love new and you will always look forward to the future together for the rest of your lives,” he said.
Marcos is married to Louise “Liza” Araneta and they have three kids, Ferdinand Alexander 3rd, Joseph Simon, and William Vincent.