Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today declared that people should watch out for the next chapter of his political career saying he will have his own version of “Resurgence”.
In his Keynote Address at the 80th Anniversary celebration of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Manila today, Marcos said just like the fight of Senator Manny Pacquiao with Jessie Vargas last Sunday and the “never-say-die” mantra of basketball team Ginebra, he will come back stronger since he has a lot more to offer.
“(K)umbaga sa Ginebra, "never-say-die" dapat! 'Ika nga po ng tema ng laban ni Senator Manny Pacquiao: RESURGENCE. Babalik po tayo. Babangon at babawing muli tayo. Marami pa tayong ibubuga. Pansamantala lamang po ito. Abangan ang susunod na kabanata!,” he said to a thunderous applause of those in attendance.
He said that despite his pending election protest and his status as a private citizen, he has decided to go around the country to personally thank those who supported him in the last elections.
“And so, I roam around and personally convey my appreciation of their trust in me. Kahit ako ay "off-duty" nang pansamantala, ito ay aking ginagawa dahil kailangan kong tumanaw ng utang na loob sa sambayanang Pilipino. Maraming salamat po sa inyo,” he said.
He then thanked the NBI and its Director Dante Gierran for inviting him to grace the affair which also coincided with the opening of the agency’s Art Exhibit and Painting Contest for the benefit of the Children’s Joy Foundation.
“I am truly honored to be here. I would like to thank the leadership, Director Dante Gierran, and the entire family of the NBI for seeking me out and inviting me to partake in the festivities of your 80th founding anniversary. Nakakataba po ng puso na ako ay inanyayahan ninyo rito,” he said.
He then lauded the NBI for its years of committed service to the Filipino people. He said the Art Exhibit in the NBI should be viewed as also a kind or resurgence and revitalization of the agency.
“According to the philosopher Baumgarten, art appreciation is an exercise in aesthetics and sensory perception. When we engage in this, we come to understand and appreciate beauty, which is the perfection of sensory perception. In turn, aesthetics is the "younger sister of logic". The perfection of logic is TRUTH--and the pursuit of truth is the very mandate of the NBI!,” he said.
He said the midst of attempts to destabilize and defeat the good intentions of the current leadership, the NBI needs to be reinvigorated and recharged in its public service.
“Kailangang-kailangan po natin ang NBI, lalo na sa ating panahon ngayon na napakaraming banta sa lipunan. Maraming nanggugulo ngayon at naghahasik ng lagim sa lipunan. Gustong takutin at guluhin ang isipan ng taumbayan upang mawalan ng tiwala sa ating pamahalaan,” he said.
He added, “(k)apag kaagapay natin ang NBI na sukdulan ang galing sa paghahanap ng katotohanan at katarungan, hindi matatakot ang taumbayan at mananatili ang tiwala sa ating pamahalaan. Magkakaisa ang lahat sa pagpuksa sa mga masasamang elemento sa lipunan!”