Daily Tribune : Why Bongbong Marcos begged off from ‘Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews’

22 January 2022

By Daily Tribune

Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, through his chief of staff and spokesperson lawyer Vic Rodriguez, explained his decision not to appear on The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews, scheduled to air tonight, 22 January, 6:15 p.m. on GMA.

“The reason Bongbong Marcos decided not to join the Jessica Soho show is founded on our belief that the host of said popular talk show is biased against the Marcoses, and therefore, we believe her questions will just focus on negativity about BBM which the UniTeam dislike and will not subscribe, as it hopes that the discourse in any forum about this coming elections must focus on how the aspiring presidents will solve our country’s lingering problems caused by the Covid19 pandemic and what their plans are for our country to roll up from economic stagnation.

“We believe, though, that the 2022 elections could be the most important elections in our lifetime where candidates like presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos should be expected to present what his programs and plans are for the country to move forward with his economic plans, vision on education and digital infrastructure, employment creation, ensuring food security through a robust agriculture, how to bring the cost of power more affordable and all the way to our national sovereignty.

“These and other equally important aspects of an aspirant’s preparedness to lead, ability to govern and capability to be president cannot be tested by his mere appearance on a show that has been perceived by us and our supporters as having previously displayed a preconceived judgment against the Marcoses.

“Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos’ duty is to the Filipino people and not to a particular tv show or program host. We will continue with our way of communicating directly to the people in many equally significant shows, platforms and forums where all the attendees are allowed to present their visions, plans and platforms freely, unfiltered and unhindered by any biases.”