Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. graced on Monday (May 28, 2013) the gathering of the administrators and key persons behind the BBM United (BBMU) Facebook fan page to celebrate their first year anniversary.
The BBMU gathering was held at the Grilla Bar and Restaurant in Makati City, where they shared merienda with the senator.
In an impromptu speech, Marcos expressed his thanks to the BBMU group for their continued support.
“Maraming maraming salamat, sa inyong walang sawa, sa inyong tuloy-tuloy na suporta sa akin and it is well appreciated,” Marcos said.
He said took the opportunity to join the anniversary gathering of the group to congratulate them for “doing a great job.”
“What you are doing is precisely how the Internet should be used: for a cause, for a reason, for a campaign, whatever it is going to be. So tama ang inyong ginagawa kaya naman ako nagpapasalamat, kasama na rin dyan yung marami ninyong tinanim na mga kahoy.”
Among others, the BBMU group celebrated its first year anniversary by planting trees at the San Mateo, Rizal landfill to show their “commitment to the environment and as symbolic gesture of sowing seeds of hope for a great nation.”
Marcos said that some of his friends had told him good things about the BBMU Facebook page.
“Sabi ko, hindi kami ang nag-organize nito, we are just the lucky beneficiaries of their hard work. If there was such a thing as spontaneous gathering of people, this is it,” he stressed.
“This is what I suppose the Internet is about. This is the capability that the Internet brings to us, to the way that we communicate with one another, to the way that we express (our thoughts with) one another, to the way that opinions are formed by people who are monitoring what you are doing.”
Encouraging the group to “keep up the good work and keep the flame burning”, he suggested that BBMU should continue to engage people and see what they are thinking.
“You have to remember, if this webpage is about me, all of this is not about me—it is about what people are saying, what people are thinking, what the people are worried about,” Marcos stressed.