The camp of Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday urged President Benigno Aquino 3rd and others who could not “move on” 30 years after the Edsa people power revolution to join him in uniting Filipinos.
“What the country needs now more than ever is for our people to unite and work together for the national interest. Thirty years after EDSA, ever rising poverty is the fate of majority of our people, criminality and illegal drugs stalk the land, sustainable employment remains a dream for many of us, basic services are wanting in many areas and our main infrastructure works from power to railways to ports and airports are creaking. Divisiveness has become the staple of our political life rending our common efforts toward peace and stability asunder,” Jonathan dela Cruz, campaign manager of Marcos, said.
The lawmaker had in several interviews called on the people to stop the hate campaign against his family.
De la Cruz noted that some groups “have chosen to do the battles of the past which the Marcoses have left to the processes under the 1987 Constitution and the judgment of history.”
“Instead of moving forward to face up to the pressing challenges now bedeviling the nation, they are again leading our people toward the precipice of divisiveness and hopelessness. Instead of focusing on the problems now before us and which, if left unresolved, will hound and hobble our future generations, they have chosen to demonize Senator Marcos and those who have sacrificed to keep the nation whole,” he said.
De la Cruz added that it is time to move forward and face the challenges of the present to ensure a better future for Filipinos.
“Indeed, for thirty years we have been dragged down by an unbalanced and certainly prejudiced mindset of certain groups whose claim to power remains stridently anti-Marcos. We should not allow the shadows of the past darken the doorstep to a promising future of peace, unity and prosperity for our people. We should not let the prejudices of the past hold back our moving forward as a people dedicated to a better future for all,” he said.