Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appealed to candidates in next year’s elections to focus on issues of importance and not on mudslinging and character assassination.
He urged candidates to carry on the “ceasefire” in trash-talk that brought silence to the political arena during the Christmas season.
Instead of engaging in trash-talk, candidates should inform the electorate of their solutions to the problems facing the country, he said.
“Now and during the campaign period, we candidates, should present to the electorate discourses, speeches and statements that are issue-based and in a dignified and decent manner,” Marcos, who is running for Vice President, said in a statement.
Bitter rivals in this year’s polls, especially several of those contesting the top national position who had figured in intense verbal exchanges, took a respite from the harsh word war during the holidays.
“Well, we have done it. I can’t see any reason why it could not be done during the entire campaign period. The people are waiting to hear solutions to the lingering problems of the country and that should be given to them. It would be an insult to their intelligence if this is sidelined by nonsense quarrels,” Marcos added.