Marcoses not interested in power

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SEN. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said he is running for public office to continue to provide the quality of service introduced by his father, the late former president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., not because he and his family want to return to power.

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Marcos made the statement in reaction to President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s remark on Tuesday that the Marcoses are attempting to claw their way back to Malacañang.

In a forum with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap), Aquino said he does not believe that the Marcoses continue to enjoy wide support from the people.

The elder Marcos was the nation’s leader from 1966 until his ouster via “people power” in 1986.

The younger Marcos on the other hand, said the notion that he and his family members are running for public office because they want to return to power has not entered their minds.

“We are not after going back to power. It is not an issue for us. We just want to continue to serve our country and to think of ways on how to improve the lives of the Filipino people,” Marcos told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday night.

Aside from Sen. Marcos, his mother Imelda is a congressional representative of Ilocos Norte, where his elder sister Imee is governor.

Marcos noted that he could have chosen to live a private life, put up a business and devote all his time to his family but he feels that he is destined to stay as a public servant.

NP endorsement

THE Nacionalista Party (NP) may eventually endorse a vice presidential candidate if it sees any of its three party members who are running for the position showing a strong chance of winning the vice presidential race in 2016, Sen. Cynthia Villar said also on Tuesday.

Villar, a member of the NP and wife of the party president, former senator Manuel Villar, said they will look at survey ratings in the coming months before deciding on the matter.

Three NP members are standing for the vice presidential post–Senators Marcos, Antonio Trillanes 4th and Alan Peter Cayetano. All three filed their certificates of candidacy as independent candidates, but Villar said they are nonetheless considered as NP members.

“The party can only endorse one for every position. We opt not to issue [one], that is why all of them filed as independent. But it doesn’t mean that they are not NP,” Villar said during the weekly Kapihan sa Senado news forum.

Marcos was the purported running mate of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, while Trillanes has chosen to support the presidential bid of Sen. Grace Poe.

Cayetano is the only candidate who does not have a presidential candidate after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte decided not to join the presidential derby.

When asked if she agrees with the observation that Marcos enjoys a distinct advantage over the other candidates vying for the vice presidency, Villar said Marcos has a bailiwick and a solid core of supporters that other candidates do not have.

“He [Marcos] has a bailiwick. That has always been his advantage,” she added.

Of the six prominent candidates for Vice President, only Marcos is from the Ilocos Region while Senators Francis Escudero, Gregorio Honasan and Trillanes and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robrero are from the Bicol Region.

Cayetano has no known bailiwick other than Taguig City (Metro Manila), where his wife is currently mayor.

If in case the party decided to support Marcos’ vice presidential bid, Villar said, the NP would only campaign for Marcos, not for his running mate.

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  1. It’s okay to hate Marcos sana. However, most people who hated him there simply don’t know what they’re talking. Masama si Marcos, mamatay tao, ano pa. Lahat nalang pwede nyo ibentang. Ano ang tawag don, tsismis? Ganun ba ka kitid ang utak ninyo? Parang feeling nyo wala talgang nagawa si Marcos sa buhay nyo eh lahat ng Pinoy may benepisyo na SSS, PHILHEALTH, PAGIBIG, 13TH Monthpay and ETC. Lahat yan programa ni Marcos. Alam nyo? Dba hindi? Kc ang hatred lang lahat ang nasa isip ninyo.

  2. sheena bongcaras on

    naku po hindi ako maniniwala sa inyo alam namin ang inyong patakbo, gusto ko po yong my pagbabago!

  3. kwento mo sa pagong BBM. pansariling kapakanan ang ambisyon mo hindi para sa bayan. si Cayetano na lang ata ang may plano na paguhin ang bulok na sistema ng bansa e.

  4. Aquino could be right abot the Marcoses. Because if Bongbong would run only because he wants to continue what his father has started, it would just b the same story. Kaya let’s go for change. There are other candiates for VP post and I believe Cayetano could be a great VP

  5. christopher manlangit on

    we are not believing you marcos sino lokohin nyo, kung hindi power ang interest nyo eh di ano? malamang kayamanan ng pilipinas,

  6. Marcoses are a bunch of liars. They don’t even deserve to be part of the government today. Pssh

  7. Mr. Keith V Lorenzo taga saan Planeta ka ba? Isa ka pa rin na inutil , stupidong pinoy na nabubohay na panahon na ito. Kong ang mga Pilipino gong-gong na katulad mo puede pa mangyari iboto ang kadidato mong anak nang mamamatay tao, magnanakaw numero uno sa boong estotia nang Pilipinas, ang utak niya ginamit lang sa pagnakaw nang pera nang taong bayan para ipamana niya sa kanyang pamilya.Sabihin mo sa bata o manok mo isauli na muna nila ang pianama sa kanila bago pag isipan kong puede siyang mag kandidato. Sa bagay maski kawatan katulad ki Binay puede pa rin mang linlang.

  8. >>> to all voters = Filipino Natural Born Citizens and Legitimate resident in the Philippines, here is preferences for this Vice Presidential candidates Year 2016.

    1). Bongbong Marcos= formerly Governor of Ilocos Norte, Representative and current Senator.

    2). Francis Escudero= representative of his province, now senators, who suddenly endorsed and supported last few weeks before election date 2010 election the “NoyBi” along with Ladlad Party till Mar Roxas lost in 2010. The significant occur in his life…..he was separated by his wife, then later he had married half of his age a young lady actress.

    3) Gringo Honasan = renegade military and closed security officer of Enrile during Martial Law. Leader of 6 or 8 times attempted coup’deta during Cory Aquino administration. Then elected Senator.

    4). Cayetano and Trillanes = currently Senators. The significant event in their job as a senator…… the longest legislative inquiry and PERSECUTOR OF VP BINAY, and got a plan ahead election campaign in disguised holding of a senate sub-committe non-stop and never ending query versus Veep and family.

    Trillianes also was one the leader in a failed coup’deta during PGMA administration, then arrested and supposedly to be convicted of treason and rebellion , but Abnoy BSC-Aquino 3rd rewarded him an amnesty.

    5). Lani Robredo – wife of late DILG Secretary Robredo. Her husband died in mysterious plane crush.

  9. Of the six prominent candidates for Vice President, only Marcos is from the Ilocos Region while Senators Francis Escudero, Gregorio Honasan and Trillanes and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robrero are from the Bicol Region.

    >>> to all voters = Filipino Natural Born Citizens and Legitimate resident in the Philippines, here is preferences for this Vice Presidential candidates Year 2016.
    1). Bongbong Marcos= formerly Governor of Ilocos Norte, Representative and current Senator.

    2). Francis Escudero= representative of his province, now senators, who suddenly endorsed and supported last few weeks before election date 2010 election the “NoyBi” along with Ladlad Party till Mar Roxas lost in 2010. The significant occur in his life…..he was separated by his wife, then later he had married half of his age a young lady actress.

    3) Gringo Honasan = renegade military and closed security officer of Enrile during Martial Law. Leader of 6 or 8 times attempted coup’deta during Cory Aquino administration. Then elected Senator.

    4). Cayetano and Trillanes = currently Senators. The significant event in their job as a senator…… the longest legislative inquiry and PERSECUTOR OF VP BINAY, and got a plan ahead election campaign in disguised holding of a senate sub-committe non-stop and never ending query versus Veep and family.

    Trillianes also was one the leader in a failed coup’deta during PGMA administration, then arrested and supposedly to be convicted of treason and rebellion , but Abnoy BSC-Aquino 3rd rewarded him an amnesty.

    5). Lani Robredo – wife of late DILG Secretary Robredo. Her husband died in mysterious plane crush.

  10. all those condemning him and saying he doesn’t deserve the position as VP just because he is a marcos are irrational. first and foremost, he is not the elder marcos and i doubt bongbong had any say about the decisions his father made decades ago. media has really demonized the marcoses, martial law had its reasons as to why it was implemented and the main was to prevent the spread of communism

  11. The elder Marcos was the nation’s leader from 1966 until his ouster via “people power” in 1986.

    >>> Correction. The correct is. The late President Marcos Sr was not ousted by “people power”. Since he was already too ill and in bad health condition, thru the advised and efforts of USA government officials, he left the palace and was exiled to Hawaii. And also because Juan Ponce Enrile -Justice Minister and AFPVice Chief of Staff were renegaded or deserted.

    Then Ms Cory Cojuangco-Aquino was endorsed by Enrile and Ramos to act as leader of the nation., but the fact she really did not won the election.

    Similarly at present this BS Cojuangco-Aquino3rd was not so popular and the “presidential” was not even in his mind. Luckily he was suddenly became popular due to Lopezes plus colleagues plus media networks and PEOPLE SYMPATHY IN HIS MOTHER CORY’S DEATH DUE TO CANCER. MOST ALL DUE TO STUPIDITY OF MR PALENGKE AND LIBERAL PARTY – PAGPAPARAYA KAY ABNOY.

  12. Mr. Marcos @ his family are not interested in power but they are interested in the coffers of the government. Who are you trying to fool? The young generation? Make no mistake we are telling our children the dark days of martial law.NO to any MARCOS for this generation @ for the future generations to come! Rightfully, please return the ill gotten wealth to the Pilipino people while there’s time.I pray for your family’s change of heart, for all your wealth are just empty vanities.GOD BLESS YOUR HEART!

  13. Are you sure your not interested? Dont forget you have genes of a murderer that only wants power by himself!

  14. Kung mga Aquino naman ang papanigan, wag n lng. wala naman silang nagawa kundi puro drawing tulad ng tatay nya puro dakdak at pati Sabah sya dahilan kung bakit di nakuha ng Phil govt noong panahon ni Marcos. Tapos ayaw aminin na supported nya ang communist sa Tarlac at utak sya ng Plaza Miranda bombing! Nagamot sya sa America, si Marcos ang dahilan at tumulong financial kay Ninoy! Ano ang ginawa, umikot sa mga bansa at siniraan si Marcos at ginawang colateral ang Pilipinas sa interest nyang makuha ang power kay Marcos. Yan ba ang itinuturing nyong bayani! Walang nagawa kundi manira kay Marcos, Si Cory mainam pa sana pero mga alipores ni Ninoy ang nagsamantala sa Pilipinas, lahat ng negosyo sila namayani hanggang ngayon.Heto tau, kay Noynoy, uli natin nakita na sila lng nakinabang sa sinasabing gumanda ang ekonomya ng Pilipinas! yan ba ang sinasabi nyo na halos sila ang nagsira sa lahat ng nagawa ni marcos noong panahon nya! Sino ba ang nakinabang sa mga ginawa ni Marcos tulad ng mga Power Plants na ngayon ay pag aari ng pribadong elitista! Hay buhay nga ng Pilipino, alipin pa rin tau ng kapwa Pilipinong ganid na elitista!

    • This current Aquino administration will go down in history as the worst in providing for the welfare of the Filipino people. Selective Justice; torture to MRT riders; lack of respect to SAF 44 heroes; vindictiveness, outright constitutional violations via DAP; duress and mental anguish brought to OFWs, excessive rice importation for cover-up purposes of its inefficiencies; rampant smuggling; even relief distribution related to Yolanda was a mess. And there are more. We lost Spratly due to indecisiveness; Sabah is not being pursued, crime remains unabated. There’s a lot more and these are but few samples of what this administration will be noted for.

  15. We all know what happened last Martial Law everything has been doomed! Lets not waste our vote for him!

  16. we are not interested to you marcos, we dont like your parents did in our country last martial law

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      Bongbong Marcos and Senator Miriam Santiago are the best team to re-encarnate this damaged nation by the yellow zombies advocates till the present time.

  17. Micoy Madocdoc on

    Kaya pala hindi daw interesado sa power… ngayun pa nga lang gawagawa ka na kasinungalin para sabi lang na maraming may gusto sa inyo!

  18. CarlhenJoy Perez on

    MAtalino na ang botante ngayon. sabihin mo ng lahat hindi nakakapagaral, ngunit may access na sila sa media. ang katanungan yang media bang iyan ay may kinikilingan?

  19. Look at Manny Pangilinan and all the other big business and SMES who can put into effect real change in this country. They dont even need to run for public office. How about you try not to run for public office and do some good outside politics?

  20. Luminah Chie Violeta on

    Dati may solid north. Ngayon puro mga businessmen na may sariling agenda, Mga paramilitary na organisasyon at mga kulto ang namamayagpag duon.

  21. Brianna Anne Fusto on

    So by quality of service does this mean FM’s infrastructure projects funded by loans from the IMF and the World Bank that let Philippine foreign debt surge from $360 million in 1962 to $28.3 billion under his rule? Marcos and his allies are known to overprice these infrastructure projects in order to siphon kickbacks amounting to billions of dollars for their own personal whims. Or the the peso-dollar exchange being at P3.50 to a dollar in 1966 when Marcos came to power and When he left in 1986, it was at P20.53 to a dollar? THAT KIND OF QUALITY OF SERVICE?

    • Don’t blame FM for the dollar exchange fiasco. The Philippines was fixed rate until President Macapagal changed it to floating rate during his term. That had an effect on the peso-dollar exchange even before Marcos came to power.

    • Daniel B.Laurente on

      Quality of service differs from money matters.
      There is money but service is poor quality.
      Quality is good even no enough money.
      Quality is good because money is much.
      No money no sevice life no quality.

  22. Tingnan nyo na lang kung gaano karami nagawang batas ng mga senator’s na tatakbong Bise presidente, BBM, Cayetano,Trillanes,Escudero, at Honasan,wag na si Lani hindi naman senator yan at bago lang yan wala pang alam. sa mga nabanggit na pangalan, lamang na si BBM sa dami ng batas na nagawa, sino sa mga nabanggit na senator’s ang hindi tumanggap ng suhol mula kay pinoy ng ipatanggal si Corona dahil lang sa hindi pag diklara ng SALN nya, walang iba kundi si BBM, so alam na natin kung sino ang mga kurap at mukang pera sa mga nabanggit na senator’s , so alam nyo na kung sino ang maasahan at dapat iboto sa pagka Bise Presidente! BBM na tayo…

  23. there shoud be a debate for presidential and VP candidates like what they do in the US and asked this controversial questions questions and plans for the solutions of the problems of the country so the voters will have an idea who is the best for the country. How do we know what Cayetano is going to do to solve for example the WPS issue with China and the poverty reduction issues etc. Nice to see how this candidates ans

  24. kasalanan pala ng ama, kasalanan din ng anak? If that is your way of thinking, do not expect our country to prosper kasi maisip kayong tao. Who amongst the vice presidential aspirants are better than Bongbong Marcos? Sino si Trillanes? what is his contribution? Peter Cayetano, besides selling his soul to convict the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and making money out of it, may nagawa ba yan? si Chiz Escudero, mayroon bang nagawa yan na nakatatak sa mapa ng bansa para masabing qualified at makabayan? WALA SILANG LAHAT SINABI KAY BONGBONG MARCOS! Mag isip kayo for once!

  25. Almost choked on my water over this kind of bullshit. Biggest lie after his falsified Oxford degree. Hahaha! Wake up, Philippines!

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      Huwag kang maging sea eagle. dahil isa ka rin na parang lumalamon sa maling biyaya ng pork barel/DAP ng daan hindi matuwid . Lumala pa lalo ang suhulan ngayon which tripled than what the former regime of Gloria M. Arroyo.Late Pres. Marcos is a great Lawyer and had been rich. Bongbong Marcos was not benefited in the Pork Barel of Pnoy. It is zero.

  26. It’s time! Move forward with Mirriam Defensor Santiago and Bong Bong Marcos, the stars are shining on them. Any salot ng Bayan ay Mga Aquino Hindi Marcos.

  27. Hindi nyo ba naintindihan ang sinabi ni BBM ang dahilan na gusto nyang maging public servant? Open your mind. But anyway, majority of people will surely select BBM as VP.

  28. Hindi magbabago ang bansa natin kung patuloy tayong tatangkilik sa mga taong Corrupt. Bigyan natin ng pag-asa ang bansa para sa tunay na pagbabago. Kay Kuya Alan Cayetano tunay na maaasahan.

  29. if not interested in power y he run us VP???.. wag n takbo as vp. Kay SEN ALAN ang SUPORTA ko

    • So what you’re saying is, if a person, in this case BBM, is running for VP then he is just interested in power. Then we can say the same for Leni Robredo, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Sonny Trillanes, and your candidiate Alan Cayetano. They are all running for VP, so going back to what you said, then they are all just interested in power.

      Unless you’re saying on Marcos is interested in power and the other VP candidates are not.

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      It is not whether he is for power or not, Bongbong Marcos deserved everything. He is humble, dignified, a man of noble deeds, highly intellectual, flexible, and he has a good vision to continue what his father’s did. We need BBM to maintain those policies.

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      No to advocates of all yellow zombies and “NEVER AGAIN” for them. They mess the country since 1986.

  30. Wala pa dahil wala pa sya sa posisyon,kapag nakaupo na yan ganun pa din gagawin ni Marcos. Dapat sa pagbabago tayo. Sen Alan Cayetano for VP!

  31. naku wag ka ngang mambola bongbong. Kung ayaw nyo ng kapangyarihan edi sana hindi na kayong magkakapatid pumasok sa pulitika!

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      They are a family of noble deeds. Bongbong is a dignified person, a well educated person, a humble person, he has a family full of values married to a well dignified Lawyer Atty. Liza Araneta Marcos. I would rather prefer the three of them Bongbong, Imee and Imelda to remain in office because they have a good track record of service, a clean heart, real in person to serve. I would rather be a blind follower kung ano man mali nila kaysa mga politico dyan na they only after POWER. Mas masahol pa nga mga iba dyan sa larangan ng politica – for the three – sila lang naman ang visible and active, kaya nga hindi na sumasali si Irene Marcos Araneta di tulad ng mga Cojuangco, Aquino, Binay, Villar, Roxas clan, Singson, etc. BBM must go ahead because it is the people’s demand. Cheers for Miram-Bongbong tandem !

    • >>>Tulad ng ibang mga magulang, mga lolo at lola at mga businessman at turista , ay hind makakalimot sa martial law. Lalo na kung makikita ang mga kasalukuyan mga infractructure at gusali na ngayon ay ginagamit at pinakikinabangan ng mga mamamayan Pilipino at ng mga ilang dayuhan. Maalala rin nila during martial law. pwede kang maglakad sa kalye na hindi kakabahan makikidnap, mahoholdap o mare-rape ( kung babae ka) at hindi ka makakatuwaan ng mga lasenggo o bangag sa bawal na gamot.
      Kay sarap ng ganoong kapaligiran. May takot sa batas at sa nagpapatupad ng batas.
      Ngayon Batas puro BUTAS at BINABALUKTOT AT ITINUTUWAD ANG TUWID NABATAS. AT ANG BALUKTOT PILIT SINASABI NA TUWID.

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      We need another strong regime to restore those peaceful moment that had been established during Martial Law.

  32. Marami ang sabik sa kapangyarihan lalo na sa gobyerno kaya marami din ang corrupt at mahihirap. Sana matupad na ang Tunay na pagbabago.#DC2016

  33. Kunyare ayaw ng powers? Sus! Di makakalimot mga tao sa nangyaring martial law nung panahong Marcos ang nanunungkulan. No to BBM!

    • >>> Agree ako. tulad ng magulang, mga lolo at lola at mga businessman at turista , ay hind makakalimot sa martial law. Lalo na kung makikita ang mga kasalukuyan mga infractructure at gusali na ngayon ay ginagamit at pinakikinabangan ng mga mamamayan Pilipino at ng mga ilang dayuhan. Maalala rin nila during martial law. pwede kang maglakad sa kalye na hindi kakabahan makikidnap, mahoholdap o mare-rape ( kung babae ka) at hindi ka makakatuwaan ng mga lasenggo o bangag sa bawal na gamot.

      Kay sarap ng ganoong kapaligiran. May takot sa batas at sa nagpapatupad ng batas.
      Ngayon Batas puro butas at ITINUTUWAD ANG BATAS.

  34. maybe BBM is a good leader but i think Cayetano is still the best option for the VP post, with his credentials and qualifications , i think he’s exactly what our country needs

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      I too consider Allan Cayetano as an intellecetual Lawyer, but I still prefer Bongbong Marcos. He is very soft, moderate and very sensible lawmaker. And BBM is flexible in all his dealing with the lawmakers. He is also a man of action. Great job for his windmills projects that benefited the local folks in Ilocos Region with a very minimal and affordable electric charges that the whole nation intend to adopt it. Even former GMA acknowledge the project in her previous state of the nation address as great achievement – the first of its kind in Asia. Kudos to Bongbong Marcos. keep on !

    • Keith V Lorenzo on

      Maraming KALOKOHAN ngayon thus, it pays to reincarnate what had been done especially during Martial Law. Today – Zombies are visible in most part of the country. We need Duterte-Bongbong and Senator Miriam Santiago. For Lacson, I am disappointed because he behave to be double standard and became balimbing with the yellow zombies advocates !