Bongbong Marcos

Transcript: Interview with Karen Davila on ANC’s Headstart

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Karen Davila: Joining us this morning is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. Welcome.

Sen. Bongbong: Thank you! Good morning.

Davila: What do you make of the MILF statement that it did not commit any crime, they will not surrender any of the charged members?

Sen. Bongbong: Well, I think that it is certainly unhelpful. Sana naman binigyan ng importansya ang findings ng NBI, ng DOJ. The least that they could have done was to say that they would work with the DOJ because as of now, it’s all speculative. They say that there are 90 named that could be charged. So far we don’t know exactly who those people are, what their charges will be. I don’t think the DOJ has filed any charges yet. So it would have been more circumspect on the MILF side had they waited as to what DOJ had decided to do. Had they worked together as well with the DOJ, they could have simplified matters.

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Speech at the 18th Sheriffs Confederation Philippines National Convention

Speech at Sheriffs Confederation Philippines National Convention

Maraming salamat po sa pagkumbida sa inyong lingkod upang makasama kayo rito sa inyong National Convention!

Medyo kakaiba po ang aking pakiramdam ngayon—at malamang kayo rin—dahil alam naman nating lahat na we come from different sides of the fence in the government. I am from the legislative branch, whereas you all hail from the judiciary.

So I won’t even dare lecture to you today and will keep my remarks as short as possible, as requested by your President, Sheriff Labayani. Para naman hindi ako maakusahan ng paglabag sa “principles separation of powers and judicial autonomy”, at para hindi rin magtampo sa inyo ang ating Chief Justice!

Higit sa lahat, ang takot ko kasi ay baka ako ay makasuhan sa Korte Suprema ng petition for certiorari or prohibition under Rule 65 on the ground of “grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction”!

Kaya anuman ang mga sasabihin ko sa inyo ngayong umaga, treat them as mere “ADVICE” or “SUGGESTIONS”—and not an “ORDER”—‘ika nga ng magaling na pangangatwiran ni former PNP Director-General Purisima!

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Speech at the 43rd Commencement Exercises of Rizal Technological University (RTU)

43rd Commencement Exercises of Rizal Technological University (RTU)

Thank you very much for inviting me to join you in this very momentous occasion in the lives not only of our graduating students but also of their parents and loved ones.

I share in the abundant joy that all of you are feeling right now. Just like all of you here, I too am moved by this morally uplifting occasion. On the one hand, as a legislator and policymaker, I stand here as a firsthand witness to the high quality of State education in the Philippines. On the other hand, as a parent, I am also reminded of the importance of the unparalleled gift and legacy of education that we painstakingly strive to pass on to our children.

With this ultimate emblem of self-improvement, we are reassured by the fact that our graduates are now decidedly armed with a very crucial and important tool to survive their own personal economic challenges awaiting them in the real world out there.

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Public trust for the MILF will totally collapse if charged members will not be surrendered — Marcos

Cracks in public trust for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continue to widen and a total collapse of confidence looms if the group will continue to defy the law.

This was the reaction of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to the statement of MILF Vice Chairman for Political Affairs Ghadzali Jaafar that they have no plans of surrendering their fighters who will be charged criminally for their involvement in the Mamasapano incident last January 25 where 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers were killed.

“Vice Chairman Jaafar’s statement clearly shows no respect for the rule of law and a blatant disregard to the feeling of the people crying out for justice for the SAF (Special Action Force) killed by the MILF fighters in Mamasapano. This will not help in regaining the people’s trust in them,” Marcos said in a statement.

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Transcript: Press briefing after hearing of Senate Committee on Local Government on BBL

Transcript Press briefing after hearing of Senate Committee on Local Government on BBL

Sen. Bongbong: Good afternoon everyone. I’m sorry ng tumagal ng husto, kasi tumagal yung aming hearing umabot ng 1:35 na because nagkaroon nga ng ibang discussion. It took us an hour and a half more bago napunta doon sa original agenda dahil pinag-usapan nga tungkol nga dito sa alias ni Chairman Mohagher Iqbal. Narinig naman ninyo ang mga tanong ng mga ibang senador, myself included, na sana we had hoped na napaka-simple na bagay sana the chairman would just have revealed his name and his true identity which would have clarified everything. But he has his own concerns he had outlined during the hearing and we willl have to do it another way to find out his true identity.

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Transcript: Interview with Nimfa Ravelo on DZBB

NR: Nasa ating linya na po si Senator Bongbong Marcos ang chairman po ng Senate Local Government Committee. Magandang umaga po sa inyo Mr. Senator.

Sen. Bongbong:  Good morning Nimfa, magandang umaga sa inyong lahat.

NR: Good morning sir. Sir bukas po resumption ng pagdinig po sa panukalang Bangsamoro Basic Law. Sir ano po ang nasa agenda?

BBM: Ang una talaga yung hindi ko mga naitanong doon sa Senate hearing tungkol sa Mamasapanao, tungkol nga sa pagka nagkaroon nga ng encounter, paano pabilisin yung proseso na magkaroon ng ceasefire. Dahil sa Mamasapano ay halos 11 hours bago nung nagpuputukan alam na ng magkabila kung sino ang kaharap nila pero hanggang alas kwatro ng hapon ay nagpuputukan pa rin. Doon sa 11 hours na yun dun namatay yung ating mga tropa, doon namatay yung mga MILF.

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Speech at the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College 17th Commencement Exercises

Bongbong Marcos Speech ISPSC 17th Commencement Exercises

Naimbag nga bigat kadakayo amin!

Maraming salamat sa pagkumbida sa inyong lingkod at kapwa-Ilokano, upang makasama kayong lahat sa masayang okasyon na ito. Na siya namang napakahalaga sa buhay hindi lamang ng mga magigiting na mag-aaral na nasa ating harapan ngayon, kundi pati na rin ng kanilang mga magulang.

Mariknak met ti sobra nga ragsakyo ita nga kanito.

With this ultimate emblem of self-improvement, we are reassured by the fact that our sons and daughters are now decidedly armed with a very crucial and important tool to survive their own personal economic challenges awaiting them in the real world out there.

Indeed, finishing your college education was a big challenge in itself already, praiseworthy and deserving of highest recognition by your families and our community.

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Senate invites “Iqbal” to explain true Filipino identity

“Marcos Jr. questions MILF sincerity in peace talks”

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator who introduces himself as “Mohaqher Iqbal” to appear before the Senate Committee on Local Government on Monday to shed light on his true civil name before the Republic of the Philippines.

Marcos Jr. who chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government, intends to resume hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on April 13. Yet, even before he resumes the hearings, Marcos Jr. wants “Iqbal” to explain who really is the person the government is negotiating for and on behalf of the rebel side.

Staffers of the senator have tried yet failed to get the commitment of “the person known as Iqbal” to appear before the Senate committee on Monday.

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Commencement Speech at Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, Ajuy Campus

Commencement Speech at the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College, Ajuy Campus

Good afternoon to everyone! Maayong gab-i sa inyo nga tanan!

Thank you for having invited me to join all of you here gathered today in this momentous occasion, to confer degrees upon our laudable graduates and pay tribute to them, as well as to their proud and equally laudable parents, relatives and loved ones.

The magnificent sight of our graduates’ processional march down the aisle—their parents or relatives by their side—is truly heartwarming and inspiring, evoking, as it does, the triumph of the human spirit.

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Speech: Eastern Visayas State University Tanauan Campus 40th Commencement Exercises

Maupay nga udto ha iyo nga tanan!

(Good afternoon to everyone!)

Thank you for having invited me to join all of you here gathered today in this momentous occasion, to confer degrees upon our laudable graduates, and to pay tribute to them and their proud and equally laudable parents, relatives and loved ones.

The magnificent sight of our graduates’ processional march down the aisle—their parents or relatives by their side—is truly heartwarming and inspiring, evoking, as it does, the triumph of the human spirit.

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