‘I will lead a revolution’

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The son also rises Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is flanked by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. Also in photo are former first lady Imelda Marcos and irene Marcos-Araneta. Photo by Ruy T. Martinez

The son also rises Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is flanked by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. Also in photo are former first lady Imelda Marcos and irene Marcos-Araneta. Photo by Ruy T. Martinez

Erap, Enrile lead endorsers of Bongbong’s VP bid

“I humbly accept the challenge of the nation.”

Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday made the statement as he formally declared his intention to run for vice president in next year’s elections.

“Taos-puso kong hinaharap ang hamon ng panahon, ang hamon ng bagong henerasyon.
Tinatanggap ko, tinatanggap ko ng buong pagpapakumbaba ang hamon ng bayan (I wholeheartedly face today’s challenge, the challenge of the new generation. I humbly accept the challenge of the nation),” the 58-year-old son and namesake of the former president said in his speech at the Puerta Real in Intramuros, Manila.

Before that, Marcos said he will lead a revolution of the hearts and mind when he succeeds in his quest for the vice presidency.


“Pamumunuan ko ang isang rebolusyon sa isip, sa puso, at sa gawa (I will lead a revolution of the mind, heart and performance),” he said before hundreds of Marcos’ supporters – all clad in red – who blanketed the garden within Manila’s old walled city.

“Ibabalik natin ang respeto at paggalang ng buong mundo sa Pilipino. Ibabalik natin, sa tulong ninyo ang pagkilala sa Pilipino bilang isang matalino at magaling na lahi (We will bring back the respect of the world to the Filipinos. With your help, we will bring back the identity of the Filipino as an intelligent and a great race),” he added.

Marcos said he decided to hold the kick off of his bid for higher office in the historic part of the nation’s capital as he was inspired by the call to patriotism espoused in the film “Heneral Luna” which depicted the life of Ilocano revolutionary leader Gen. Antonio Luna. He said he also wanted to drive home a message that the “revolution is not yet over”.

“Ipaglalaban ko ang integridad ng ating mahal na Pilipinas (I will fight for the integrity of our beloved Philippines),” Marcos said.

The senator was accompanied by his mother, former first lady and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos and sisters, Imee and Irene and husband, Greggy Araneta and cousin, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and his wife, former actress Cristina Gonzalez-Romualdez.

Imee is the governor of the elder Marcos’ home province of Ilocos Norte where Marcos Jr. also served as vice governor, governor and of late, congressional representative before he won a seat in the Senate in 2010.

Deposed president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile were also present and endorsed the younger Marcos’ bid to follow the footsteps of his father.

The former president was also a congressman from 1949 to 1959 and senator from 1959 to 1965. Marcos Sr. was Senate President from 1963 to 1965 before he was elected President in 1965.

Estrada and Enrile, together with Vice President Jejomar Binay, are the acknowledged pillars of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Estada who spoke first, endorsed Marcos.

“Senator Marcos expect that you will be number one in Manila,” Estrada said. “It’s my honor to endorse the honorable senator, no other than Sen. Bongbong Marcos,” he said in Filipino.

“He has proven his work for more than two decades in public office, he must be given the opportunity to serve the executive branch,” Estrada added in his speech.

Estrada, who was mayor of San Juan town during the Marcos regime, said Manileños are grateful to the Marcoses. He said the former first lady, who was governor of Metro Manila and minister of human settlements distributed 10,000 land titles through its BLISS housing project in 1981.

Estrada said he even emulated the former first lady’s projects by distributing milk and bread to schoolchildren in the impoverished Tondo district.

Among the personalities spotted in the event were television hosts German Moreno and Toni Gonzaga and singer, Dulce.

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  1. Patrick Villanueva on

    Now lets get real……you have Enrile who should be in jail and not out there endorsing candidates and Joseph Estrada, a convicted felon who should be in prison serving time for stealing Juan De La Cruz’s money as your endorsers ! I would have ask them to get off the stage and probably have a picture with your sister only.

  2. You have no idea what you are saying about the Marcoses. You guys were not around during the Martial Law and the abuses that happened during those dark days. The senior FM is more intelligent and with charisma. But end up authoritarian until his eventual expulsion from PHL. You guys have no idea…..

  3. Ang ibang bansa n dumaan s gyera, 10 yrs Lang naka ahon n. Pgkatapos ng EDSA-1, 30 yrs n lumala Ang situation ng bansa. Anong nagawa ng demokrasya n wala s lugar, dumaming rapist. Smugglers, drug lords, riding in tandem, akyat bahay, pati sundalo nag rape ng lomad. Mga dap/pidaf Hindi constitutional pero ginagawang constitutional smntalang ML contra communist ay constitutional ngunit pilit minamali. BBM matinong namuno ng 30 yrs at nkikita improvement ng lugar nila s ilocos n naging isa ng tourist spot. Kaya… BBM n ako at solid pamilya k Kay BBM. Presidente man or vp! 2016 BBM!

  4. Birds of the same feather flock together. Hindi tutuo any kasabihang “ang magnanakaw ay galit sa kapwa magnanakaw” at nakikita natin sa nangyayari ngayon na magkakampi slang lahat.

  5. Am happy Bongbong Marcos has listened to the Filipino people who wants new breed of politics in Philippine arena. We will support you…..

  6. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas thru new VP of the Philippines, Bong Bong Marcos. The only candidates who has a vision for the future of the Filipino people. He is an action man.
    He is the problem solver of our nation. GO GO GO GO BBM, the only savior of our nation from the hands of Evil ,crooks, Liberal Party and yellow noytards follower.
    Gising Pilipinas. This nation will great again….thru Bong Bong Marcos.

  7. This is the first time I’m voting once again. Because I’m seeing a bright future ahead of us with BBM running for VP (Hoping for Duterte to run as well). Otherwise, Miriam Santiago should take the lead.

    He has seen clearly the problem of the current generation and with his words, I trust that he can help in solving the nation’s current plight. The Aquino’s ruined this country including the successive presidents after the EDSA revolution. Garapalan ang panghuhuthot sa mga ordinaryong tao. We now have a government of the unholy. Sa airport at Customs na nga lang eh, garapalan na ang pangwawalanghiya sa mga OFWs pati mga foreign visitors. Nakakahiya na ang Pilipinas.

    • I will vote for BBM. 30 yrs serving Filipinos with very good record and did not get any pork barrel or dap/PDAF whic is very unconstitutional. Defended OFW and protecting his country to go piece by piece to Malaysia. I will not vote for pro BBL. No to LP.

  8. Let’s see who will be supported by the US and for sure he/she will become the next president. External force is still a large factor in our election.

  9. Marcos is pro-China now being endorse by 2 super crook Estrada and Enrile,will lead a revolution it is all talk.

  10. BBM said,

    “Pamumunuan ko ang isang rebolusyon sa isip, sa puso, at sa gawa (I will lead a revolution of the mind, heart and performance),” he said before hundreds of Marcos’ supporters – all clad in red – who blanketed the garden within Manila’s old walled city.
    “Ibabalik natin ang respeto at paggalang ng buong mundo sa Pilipino. Ibabalik natin, sa tulong ninyo ang pagkilala sa Pilipino bilang isang matalino at magaling na lahi (We will bring back the respect of the world to the Filipinos. With your help, we will bring back the identity of the Filipino as an intelligent and a great race),” he added.”

    If my interpretation is right, The word Pamumunuan/lead, hindi gawa yan ng isang VP, kundi Presidente. Kaya in may opinion, there are two options.If Mayor Duterte stick to his words that he is not running any more and to be retired in politics because he is old, BBM will takes his spots.Or, Mayor Duterte might endorse BBM for presidency.

  11. Tingnan mo yang mga matatanda sa tabi ni Bongbong. Kong kakasuhan mo yan magpapahospital ang mga yan. Pero yan ang lalakas. Mga plastik!

  12. Prayer for Our Country

    Almighty God,
    bless our nation
    and make it true
    to the ideas of freedom and justice
    and brotherhood for all who make it great.

    Guard us from war,
    from fire and wind,
    from compromise, fear, confusion.

    Be close to our president and our statesmen;
    give them vision and courage,
    as they ponder decisions affecting peace
    and the future of the world.

    Make me more deeply aware of my heritage;
    realizing not only my rights
    but also my duties
    and responsibilities as a citizen.

    Make this great land
    and all its people
    know clearly Your will,
    that they may fulfill
    the destiny ordained for us
    in the salvation of the nations,
    and the restoring of all things in Christ.
    http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=1119

  13. Basing on intellectual capacity and program of government, bong bong is way way above the infantile ABNOY, no achievement, no work, and always blaming everybody for his failure..his stay in gov’t. was a bad dream for Filipinos… never again for Aquino or Rosas

    • Look whos talking!!
      Haha righteous Inc(incorporated), exsmine ur self first, ur family,n where you belong ,,

      Oh by the way,,are you from Mars- ?

    • OHWW!!!Baka ikaw ang magnanakaw o ang kandidato mong purong taga LP Laging Paninisi ng Lapiang Penoy.Alamin mo naman ang tungkol sa PDAF at DAP..

  14. Well, we have deposed a dictator in the eighties, another one coming up? The Philippines is not Haiti.

  15. Naimbag ta intuloy mo met laeng ti panagtaray nga bise presidente. I am very very sure that you will become the President in three years time, kabsat.

  16. laguatanlawzen.com on

    Go, go Sen. Bongbong Marcos. You are smart and intelligent. You have shown the gravitas of your late illustrious father, Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, as the most brilliant President the Philippines had ever produced.

  17. JEFF JARAMILLO on

    Up to now, Sen. Bongbong Marcos is still the number one choice should he decides to run for President. With Estrada, Enrile, INC, Ilokanos, Bisayans, Mindanaoans and the Ilokanos in Mindanao, BBM is a sure winner.

    • Why? Mi nagawa ba significant si boss pnoy, puro lang naman pagsisi ginawa for 5yrs.,obsolete na ang yellow ribbon,
      Kung d dahil k ninoy n cory, d yan naging presidente,,sumakay lang sa sympathetic pnoy,,tsk tsk,

  18. SALVACION CAHAYAG on

    If only to save the Philippines from incompetent people in the current administration
    and to restore the respect of the world, we will definitely go for Marcos. Together,
    we will go out and tell our family members, our friends and people out there that
    only Marcos can restore the faith, the integrity and honesty of this government. As
    a sovereign nation, this is the only way by which we can get rid of vindictiveness,
    incompetency and corruption of this adminitration. So, I appeal to my countrymen
    to think of this country. Be concern and care for the Philippine. RESTORE THE FAITH,
    THE RESPECT AND THE INTEGRITY THAT WE ONCE HAD.IT’S MARCOS OR
    NOTHING.

    • I agree. this is very true. Lets all just swallow our pride and vote for BBM. for the survival of the country. If you look at the other candidates they all look worrisome anyway, what they are going to do once in office except Duterte. in this case I will bet my chances and risks with BBM. you know what I mean.

  19. BbMarcos will prosper with his GREATES INTENTION FOR THE COPUNTRY MAINLYBACAUSE BbMarcos perfoms his job for the country and NOT CARING who gets the credit but does it for the common good of the country / Fil.people .
    NAGKAPALPAK PALPAK ANG PILIPINOS AT PILIPINAS MAINLY BECAUSE LAHAT NG GINGAWA NG present presidente ay para sa KANYANG KABUTIHAN na parang bata na PRIORITY NYA ANG MAKUHA ANG CORONANG TANSO / FAKE CREDIT
    GOD BLESSSSS YOU BbMARCOS …I’M CAMPAIGNING SA LAHAT NG LUGAR NA MAPUNTAHAN KO

  20. I think Duterte’s pending decision have something to do with BBM’s decision to run for VP, instead of President. I think BBM knew that Duterte will run. Because if they both run for President, they will have to go against each other. But if Duterte will not run, it would be better for BBM to go for the presidency considering the kind of support he has from the so-called “Solid North” and parts of Visayas region. Considering the current crop of presidential wanna be’s, BBM has the better experience in governance (from Vice Governor, Governor, Congressman, then Senator).

  21. Marcos should run for president, not sure why he is going for vice president when he could win if he ran for president.

    Marcos has vision which is a lot more than Roxas brings to the table. All Roxas ever did was show his incompetence at every agency he headed.

    Someone with some brains needs to run against Roxas so the country has a chance to make some progress, another 6 years of liberal party delusions and feeding the richest 1% the majority of the treasury is not helping the country at all.

    • He is not running because Erap, Enrile, Danding, and others advised him to run for VP because it will be difficult to beat Roxas. Given the popularity of Poe, he stand a chance to beat Roxas. Both wanted BB to dump Chiz in his place will be BB. Chiz is still close to the Aquinos. Obvious di ba? The outcome of this election depends on the influence of the backers.

    • If Bongbong runs for President and wins, it would be difficult for him to realise his vision because he will be saddled with the difficult task of cleaning up Noynoy’s shitty mess. So he runs as VP, helps clean up the mess, and gets the Presidency in 2022 and proceeds to realise the vision.

    • So correct! BBM is my choice be it president or vp, I will respect his decision and vote for him. Me and my family are solid pro BBM! 2016 and this nation will become 2nd again if not first in Asia. Bring back the glory of the Philippines…this nation will be great again.