Politiko : Gaano man ka-hostile mga tanong: Marcos Jr to attend debates if schedule permits

15 February 2022

By Billy Begas | Politiko

Presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he will not commit to an invitation but later on make excuses for failing to attend.

“Kapag nag-oo ako na sasali ay tutuparin ko kahit sino ang nag-imbita at kahit gaano man ka-hostile ang inaasahan kong mga tanong,” said Marcos after confirming that he will be attending the presidential debate organized by SMNI.

“But I commit and say yes only if my schedules will permit,” he added.

Marcos said other candidates who opted not to attend the SMNI forum have their own reasons.

“Maybe each of them has good reason to skip the event. I respect their decisions as I felt they have respected mine when I failed to attend similar forum in the past,” said Marcos, who had skipped the Jessica Soho interview, and the KBP-sponsored presidential forum but attended the interviews of Boy Abunda, DZRH, DZBB, TV 5 and Korina Sanchez.

Marcos said he has hectic schedules since the start of the 90-day national campaign but a break between events has permitted him to be in Metro Manila to honor his commitment to the SMNI event.