Bongbong Marcos Open to Psychological Test

14 April 2010

Ilocos Norte Representative and Nacionalista Party (NP) senatorial candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday said that he is willing to undergo a psychological examination to prove that he is really fit to run in the upcoming elections.

In a press conference with local media in Lucena City, Quezon province last April 13, 2010; Marcos debunked insinuations made by the Liberal Party (LP) that the controversial psychological test results of LP standard bearer Noynoy Aquino was released by the NP to the media.

"The party does not do such activities. If they (LP) believe that it came from us, then they should show proof. It is very easy to point an accusing finger on somebody but proving is very hard to do," Marcos said.

Besides refuting the recent accusations against the NP, the youthful solon also noted that undergoing a psychological examination will confirm the real mental and emotional state of candidates.

"If that test would give peace of mind to our voters, by all means I am for it," the congressman from the north said.

He stressed that the results will verify if candidates are really rationally-qualified to run in the forthcoming polls.

Bongbong also hit the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for its earlier pronouncement that the upcoming polls may become only partially automated.

"I remember that prior to the start of the campaign, the Comelec was supremely confident that the polls will be fully automated. How come the change in tone?" the Ilocos Norte congressman said.

"It seems that what we feared the most may come to pass. It is quite worrisome that the agencies tasked to ensure the success of the automated polls are slowly conditioning the minds of the people that a failure is imminent," Marcos added.

The Ilocano congressman had an electrifying campaign in Quezon province and toured the towns of Tiaong, Sariaya, Tayabas and the city of Lucena.

Quezon is situated in the CALABARZON region (Region IV-A) in Luzon. The province also covers the Polillo Islands in the Philippine Sea and is famous for its beautiful beaches. It is a chief producer of coconut products such as coconut oil and copra and other major crops such as rice, corn, banana, and coffee. Fishing is also a large part of the province's economy.