Bongbong Marcos

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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Sen. Bongbong condemns use of force which led to the deaths of 3 Filipino teenagers in Sabah raid

Drastic action against Pinoys in Sabah could spark another standoff similar to what happened in 2013.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. today condemned the use of lethal force by Malaysian authorities against Filipino undocumented aliens which led to the deaths of three Filipino teenagers in Sabah.

The senator also put to task Philippine diplomatic officials stationed in Malaysia, saying that the safety and security of Filipinos caught in the swift immigration operation should be of utmost priority. Bongbong will be asking diplomatic officials to provide the senate a thorough report on the circumstances behind the deaths of the Filipino teenagers, instead of just merely be arrested.

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SENATE HEARING ON BBL TO RESUME APRIL 13: MILF report made public after Sen. Bongbong’s request

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government today says he intends to resume hearings on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), three weeks from snow or April 13, after the Holy week.

Marcos announced the resumption of the hearings after he received a copy of the investigation report today of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on the Mamasapano massacre. The report was coursed thru the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) and its cover letter was signed by no less than BTC chairman Mohagher Iqbal.

“I respectfully submit herewith a copy of the full report of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) investigation on the Mamasapano incident, in rsponse to your request for said transmittal in your letter dated 9 March 2015”, Iqbal was quoted in his letter.

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