Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. said an objective assessment of his father’s rule is better left to historians or those who studied the country’s history.
“Ipaubaya natin ang kasaysayan sa mga propesor, sa mga nag-aaral tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas. Kami hindi namin trabaho yun. Ang trabaho namin ay tingnan kung ano ba ang pangangailangan ng taong bayan ngayon [We should leave the assessment of history to professors, the experts who studied the history of the Philippines. This is not our job. Our work is to find out what the people need],” he added.
Marcos said today’s situation is vastly different from the situation three decades ago and so the present problems facing the country require different solutions.
The senator stressed that he does not relish the idea of witnessing another declaration of martial law in the country.
“Oh, God no. Because if there’s martial law, ibig sabihin we’re in crisis. E ayaw naman nating mapasok ang Pilipinas sa crisis,” he said.
He called on the country’s leaders to find solutions to the problems besetting the country instead of focusing on the past.
“Kailangan sagutin natin ang taong bayan pagka sinasabi tulungan ninyo kami dito sa mga bagay-bagay na ito, dito sa problemang hinaharap namin—and that is what we should be doing [We should answer the questions of the people, we should be ready to help them when they seek help],” Marcos said.
The lawmaker said the bitter criticisms thrown against his family especially during the observance of the 30th anniversary of the People Power revolt has not dampened his campaign.
He said thousands of his supporters warmly welcomed him in Umingan, Pangasinan, where he was guest speaker at a multi-sectoral forum held there Friday.