• We are not after going back to power – Marcos

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    SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he ran for public office to provide the quality of service introduced by his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, and not because he and his family wanted to return to power.

    “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 Filipino people,” Marcos said in a television interview Tuesday night.

    His statement was an answer to the quip made by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Tuesday about the possibility of the Marcoses returning to Malacañang.

    Aquino, during the media forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap), said he doesn’t believe that the Marcoses are regaining wide support from the people.

    But Marcos said the notion that they are running for public office because they want to return to power has not entered their minds.

    Marcos’ sister Imee Marcos is the incumbent governor of Ilocos Norte while their mother, Imelda Marcos, is the second district representative of Ilocos Norte.

    Sen. Marcos noted that he could have chosen to live a private life, put up a business and devote all his time to his family which is easier than being in public service.

    But he feels that he is destined to be a public servant, not to improve his lot or to have power but to provide the people the quality of service they deserve.

    As for the charges against his father, the senator said he will let history judge the legacy left by his father.

    The lawmaker in a recent interview said that he doesn’t consider being a Marcos as a bad thing but a blessing considering the achievements of his father.

    “I only recognized the blessings, not the curse. I never felt that I was cursed somehow by being a Marcos,” the senator added.

    He added that if there are negative issues for being a Marcos, they far outweigh “the advantages of being the son of my parents.”

    Marcos is running as an independent vice presidential candidate next year. He said if he will be allowed to pick a Cabinet portfolio, he will choose either the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) post.

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    1. Yes, move to malacanang BBM. You and MDS were the best qualified to serve the filipno peeole.never never never again to Aquino Administration who is the SALOT sa bayan. WE WILL CAMPAIGN HARD TO ZERO ALL LIBERAL PARTIES ,
      AND TO ALL ALLIES OF THIS YELLOW OLIGARCH ADMINISTATION.. TRUE LIES OF THIS AQUINO ABNOY PRESIDENT…WALA NA PONG MANINIWALA SA KASINUNGALINAN NG MAGALING NINYONG BALIW NA PRESIDENTE…AQUINO MUST BE GIVEN HONOR AS THE BEST “LIAR ” PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD..
      THE FATHER OF ALL LIAR…AND MAYBE NEXT YEAR BEFORE HIS TERM EXPIRES HE WILL BE AT THE MENTAL HOSPITAL…

    2. Maybe you can tell it to the Marines Mr. Marcos or may be I believe you but how about your mother who really displayed the arrogance of power when she was there.

    3. If you will be elected as VP,I hope you’ll pick up the latter,DOTC,that’s where your talent can be tested and utilized in solving the problem in railways neglected by this administration.?