Philippine Asian News Today - BongBong Makes Quick Stop in Vancouver

2 November 2012

By Joseph Lopez | Philippine Asian News Today

Senator Bongbong Marcos and Senator Pia Cayetano dropped by Vancouver on October 19th for a quick overnight visit. The two politicos had a gathering with the Filipino-Canadian community at the MultiCultural Helping House Society. Several Ilocano organi­zations were represented with two groups from the United States. Questions were volleyed at BongBong Marcos whether he would run for Malacañang in the next 2016 elections. He said, “I am happy you are considering me as Presidential candidate. Abangan ang susunod na ka­banata. We don’t know what the future will bring. All we can do is be prepared.”

BongBong who still retains his boyish looks said, “It’s good nagtutulungan and ating mga kababayan here in Canada.” He told the mostly immigrant crowd, “Kayo ang bumubuhay sa Pilipi­nas with your remittances.”

Senator Cayetano cited sta­tistics indicating 10 per cent of Filipino families have a member working overseas. The lady sen­ator said the Filipino diaspora is disrupting the fabric of Filipino families. She also said she is working on a bill to improve med­ical services in the Philippines – a main concern of Filipino retirees wishing to return to their home­land. Both candidates were on their way to attend the Interna­tional Par­liamentary Union meet­ing in Que­bec. Both Senators encourage the public to contact them through Facebook.