Sen. Bongbong Marcos appeals to fellow candidates to abandon worn-out smear tactics

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Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today appealed to fellow candidates in the 2016 elections to abandon the worn-out smear tactics and adhere to issue-related campaign instead.

“We owe it to the electorate to elevate the level of the discussion, especially of the pressing issues facing the country today such as our problems on drugs, rising prices and criminality, and how we plan to address them,” Marcos said.

“Any candidate who resorts to insidious smear campaigns against his opponents is doing a disservice to the people who need solutions to their problems. While mudslinging could be entertaining to some, it will not help us at all,” he added.

Earlier this week practically all major political candidates complained of being the target of dirty tricks operations via text messages, including presidential contender Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Sen. Marcos, whom she named as her vice presidential running mate.

Despite the attacks against him, Marcos vowed he would not resort to black propaganda and stick to a fair, issue-based campaign.

“I will fight fairly,” Marcos said.

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