Thursday, October 15, 2015


If he wins as Vice President in the 2016 polls, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. sees no problem working with whoever is elected as the country’s new President in May next year.

“I don’t think I’ll have any problem working with any of the presidential candidates or prospective presidential candidates,” Marcos said today after filing his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for the vice presidential post at the main office of the Commission on Elections in Intramuros, Manila.

Marcos acknowledged that there may be times when he and the new President would have different positions on certain policies or see things differently from each other.
“But in terms of a working relationship, I’m sure there’s no one that I cannot work with. That’s just not part of my thinking,” he said.

As part of the Executive Department, Marcos said the Vice President must provide support and assistance to the President.

“But of course you can also try to influence policy in ways you see best,” Marcos said.
In formally declaring his vice presidential bid last Saturday, October 10, Marcos vowed to work for the country’s unity, which he said is essential if the nation is to move forward towards a better future.

He noted that years of adversarial politics has sown disunity and has destroyed the country's sense of nationhood.

“Adversarial politics is fine until the elections are over. Once the elections are over, we really must put all that aside and work for the national interest---- not partisan interest, not individual interest, but the national interest,”.

He filed his Certificate Of Candidacy for vice president in the May 2016 elections at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila.

Marcos said this marked the beginning of his fight to eradicate poverty, clean the streets of illegal drugs and other vices and crimes, eliminate graft and corruption in the government, boost the economy, and unite the Filipino people in nation-building for a progressive society.

Marcos, with his family and several supporters, walked to the Comelec after praying at the San Agustin Church.

He formally proclaimed his vice presidential bid on Saturday, October 10 and vowed to wage a “revolution” for unity and change for a better Philippines.

In his 30 years in public service, he had seen the sufferings of the people and the inability of the government to extract families from abject poverty, selective justice, and blatant connivance of corrupt government officials and greedy private individuals to siphon off the country’s wealth.

Marcos is an incumbent senator. He was elected in 2010, placing 7th overall. He chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works.

Before his election as senator, he served as Vice Governor, Governor, and Congressman of Ilocos Norte. /MP

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