Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. rejected political pressure from the Aquino Administration during the 2012 Impeachment Trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Despite coercion from the ruling Liberal Party, he voted not only with his conscience but with the Filipino People's collective interest at heart.
BBM stands by his principles without fear of reprisal. Along with the late Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Joker Arroyo, he voted to acquit the embattled magistrate.
As BBM cast his vote, he said:
"When the furor has died down and this political storm has subsided, I know that like Lady Justice, we shall find solace in the fact that this decision, though may be not popular, was fair, impartial, and just."
"We may be faulted for erring on the side of conservatism. But what we are doing is redefining the relationship between branches of government, and when such great affairs of state are uncertain, the resulting instability puts every Filipino's future in limbo."
Pandering to the ruling party's whims would have been more convenient for him, but BBM believes that might does not make right.
BBM stands by his principles with the future of the Filipino Democracy in mind, even if it entails going against the tide. He strives to be a forward-thinking leader, one who's willing and able to deeply understand the long-term effect of his present actions.
BBM believes that we need more leaders with a true vision for the future of the Filipino People, and that is the kind of person he aspires to be.