Vice presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has appealed to his fellow candidates “to abandon the worn-out smear tactics and adhere to issuerelated campaign.”
“We owe it to the electorate to elevate the level of the discussion, especially of the pressing issues facing the country today such as our problems on drugs, ris- ing prices and criminality, and how we plan to address them,” Marcos said in a statement on Friday.
Marcos said that candidates who resort to smear campaigns against their opponents are doing a disservice to the public.
“While mudslinging could be entertaining to some, it will not help us at all,” he said.
Despite the attacks against him and his family, Marcos vowed he would not resort to black propaganda, saying he would instead stick to a fair and issue-based campaign.
“I will fight fairly,” he said.
Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy on October 13 at the Commission on Elections Office in Intramuros, Manila.