SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday said he is expecting more intense attacks against his family during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the “people power revolution” this February especially now that he is one of the leading vice presidential candidates in the May 2016 elections.
According to Marcos, the government and some groups have lined up a series of activities leading to the Edsa celebration on February 25, which was declared by Malacanang as a special non-working holiday.
“Every year, there is a celebration but we expect this year to be more intensive mainly because I am running for the vice presidency. We are in the election period,” he noted.
The senator said is anticipating more intense attacks directed at his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, and at the entire Marcos family but that they cannot do anything about them.
Marcos added that he and his family have learned to live with the yearly celebrations and the constant bashing although he admitted that he still gets affected by the attacks.
“That’s life, we all learn to live with whatever is given us,” he said.
“We are human, of course we get affected but as I’ve said we have learned to live with it. It’s part of our lives,” according to the senator.
Marcos, in the latest vice presidential survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS), is statistically tied with independent rival Senator Francis Escudero for the top spot.
He was the only candidate for Vice President who registered a huge gain in the SWS survey while the rest dropped by several points.
The senator said he will be on the campaign trail on January 25 to meet with people and presenting his platform on how to alleviate their condition.
In his visits to many parts of the country, according to Marcos, the people usually ask about the problems hounding the country such as poverty, unemployment and peace and order, never about the “people power revolution.”
“I won’t be in EDSA. I will be in NLEX [North Luzon Expressway]. But seriously, it’s been 30 years and there are more pressing issues,” he said.