Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. just shrugged off the moves launched against his candidacy saying he will continue to speak of national unity and his programs that will help the Filipino people.
Speaking before members of the Rotary Club in Baguio City on their 19th Chartered Anniversary at the Newtown Plaza Hotel in the city, Marcos said while the criticisms hurled against him are part of the election process, he didn’t think further division is what the country needs at this point in its history.
“All of these backstabbing, name-calling, paninira, pagmumura, pag-iinit ng ulo, walang silbi ‘yan. Sa aking palagay, bawat halalan, ang tanong ng tao sa bawat kandidato ay simple lang - ano ang magagawa mo para pagandahin ang buhay ko, bakit kita iboboto? At ‘yan ang dapat sagutin,” he said.
He said while it is easier to engage in name-calling and backstabbing, he has decided not to join in the fray of mudslinging because it is not what the people deserve to hear from their candidates.
“Mas mahirap magbigkas ng programa, mas madali manira (para sa iba). It is unfair sa ating mga voters na ginagawang parang teleserye ang pulitika na nagsisigawan, nag-iiyakan, nag-aaway, pero maganda lang ‘yan sa telebisyon… That is why I have avoided it and I will continue to talk about program,” he stressed
He also called on the people to forget the “pains” brought about by the elections as he urged them to join him in his campaign for national unity.
“Pagdating ng kampanya, maraming nasasabing masasakit na salita, pagtataas ng boses. Mahirap talagang sabihin na kalimutan na natin ‘yun, but we have to do it. We have to do it because if we continue to fight amongst ourselves because of politics, then nothing will get done, nothing will get done to finally solve our problems, to move the country forward,” he said.