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Business Mirror : ‘Youth crucial in Bongbong-Sara UniTeam’s push for national unity’

News & Interviews
7 December 2021

By Business Mirror

The son of presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.,  Ferdinand Alexander’ Sandro’ Marcos,  acknowledged the vital role of the youth in the country’s bid for national unity, an advocacy of the BBM-Sara UniTeam.

In a recent interview by local media in Valencia, Bukidnon, Sandro said, “Ang mga kabataang Pilipino ay integral sa pagkakaisa ng buong bansa.”

“The youth are vital, not just for the present but for the future of the country,” he added.

According to a news release from the Marcos camp, Sandro received a warm welcome from thousands of supporters of the BBM-Sara UniTeam as he represented his father at the huge crowd event in Bukidnon.

Bongbong Marcos’s eldest son admitted it is normal for him to feel a little “pressure” from being compared to his father and his grandfather.

“Of course, it’s normal for me to feel pressured. My grandfather was a president who did many things for the people. My father helped many people, not just in Ilocos but nationwide. But I think what I can say and safely, positively do, is try my best; and the good thing is that my father is there to support me, Majo Martin [Majority Leader Romualdez] is there to help me,” Sandro said in Filipino.

The 27-year-old Sandro wants to create his unique leadership style. He said he will try to match or surpass the achievements of his grandfather and his father, who was a former senator and governor.

“It’s been two years since I worked in Congress, and I learned a lot. I think I’m ready not just to serve my countrymen but to put my own style of leadership, my brand of service,” he said.

Sandro, who is running for a congressional seat for the first district of Ilocos Norte, attended the Unity Rally in Bukidnon for the BBM-Sara UniTeam.

The young Marcos apologized for the absence of his father and his running mate, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, in the event.

He said they will attend the next organized BBM-Sara UniTeam in Bukidnon.

The BBM-Sara UniTeam Bukidnon sorties were led by Valencia City Mayor Azucena Huervas, Vice-Mayor Pol Murillo, Councilor Oliver Garcia, Congressmen Rogelio Niel Roque (1st District) and Congressman John Flores Bukidnon (2nd District) vice-gubernatorial bet Pastor Dan Dangalo and Councilor Oliver Garcia, president of the Philippine Councilors League.

Also at the event was Sandro’s uncle, House Majority Leader Romualdez.