The call for national unity of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. and the relentless fight against corruption of his presidential running mate Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago clicked very well with the youth.
This developed as the two combined their respective advocacies as the core of their government and brought their message today (Saturday) to Saint Louis University to the delight of some 4,000 students that jam-packed the Prince Bernard Gymnasium.
Deafening cheers that greeted “Miriam-Bongbong” wouldn’t stop from the moment the two entered the campus.
Marcos announced that the intelligent choice for the presidency and the vice presidency has arrived as he thanked students, faculty members and all the people involved in organizing the event.
“Andito na sa harap ninyo ang intelligent choice. Dito lang kayo makakarinig ng tunay na solusyon sa mga problemang hinaharap at hindi lang panliligaw sa inyo kundi tunay na pagpapaganda sa buhay ng ating mga kababayan,” he said referring to their tandem.
He said that the first step towards progress is unity of all the Filipinos even as he called on the youth to join him in his campaign for unity and cooperation.
“Ang unang hakbang ay kilusan ng pagkakaisa. Sa liderato ng Miriam-Bongbong, ito ay magkakatotoo kaya samahan ninyo kami sa kilusang ito,” he said to the loud cheers of the students.
For her part, Santiago said she and Marcos are running for “an honest and not a cosmetic change.”
She denounced the persistent corruption in the government and took a swiped at those who steal funds from government coffers.
She expressed trust and confidence with the students and the youth as the ones that will chart the better future of the country.
“I can see the future in the horizon and that future is in your hands,” she told the students.