ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan: Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos JR. on Friday admitted that he is dyeing black his hair and thanked President Benigno Aquino 3rd for noticing it despite his busy schedule.
At an event in Los Angeles recently, the President took a swipe at the hair of Marcos, which he described as “photoshopped.”
Aquino said his hair is thinning and he does not do anything to alter it because he wants “to stay real.”
Photoshop is a computer software.
“Ako po humaharap sa inyo ngayon, ipapadaya ko pa po ba sa photoshop ang buhok ko? Talaga naman pong kasama sa trabaho ang pagnipis niyan. Ang sa akin po, doon na lang ako sa totoo [Does my hair need to be photoshopped? Thinning hair comes with the job, I just want to stay real],” Aquino was quoted to have said.
Marcos said his gray hair is in his genes.
“Naku talaga. Kasi kung hindi ko ipapatina, papagalitan ako ng lahat ng babae sa buhay ko: yung asawa ko, yung nanay ko, auntie ko, lahat ng pinsan ko, sabi nila nagmumukha kang matanda [If I don’t dye my hair, the women in my life would get mad at me: my wife, mother, aunts, all my cousins, they will tell me that I look old],” Marcos told reporters at Alaminos National High School before boarding his private helicopter that would bring him to another event in Bolinao town, also in Pangasinan.
“Alam nyo kasi sa lahi ng Romualdez, maaga pa puti na e. Buti naman napapansin ni Presidente pati ang buhok ko, pati hairdo ko ay inaalala nya, sabihin nyo pasalamat ka para sa akin na inaalala nya pati yung hairdo ko [The Romualdez family suffer from premature gary hair. I tank the President for thinking about my hair] ” he said, referring to the clan of his mother.
Students who swarmed the senator during the interview said, “Kasi wala siyang buhok [The President is commenting on Marcos’ hair because he himself has none],” referring to Aquino, who is balding..
Aquino is a bachelor while Marcos is married with three children, all boys.
The father of the President, his namesake popularly called Ninoy, was killed in 1982 on the tarmac of then Manila International Airport, now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Until now, the mastermind behind the murder has not been prosecuted.
The Marcoses were overthrown in a “people power revolution” in 1986 but returned to the country a few years later.