Vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. yesterday reiterated his call for unity, saying the years of divisiveness should end.
Barnstorming Port Area in Tondo, Manila, Marcos said Filipino people do not deserve to go through more years of division that has been perpetuated by the country’s leaders in the name of politics.
“Ito po ang mensahe ng pagkakaisa na palagay ko ang kailangang kailangan na ating bansa. Marami sa atin ang pinaghihiwalay at pinag-aaway-away sa ngalan ng politika pero ito po ang dahilan kung bakit tayo napag-iwanan ng maraming taon. Dapat ito ay wakasan na,” he told the crowd of supporters in Parola who braved the morning heat just to hear him speak.
The senator has been bringing his message of unity across the country, saying it has been one of the major stumbling blocks to the country’s progress because government leaders have chosen to sow hate and division rather than cooperation and love of country and fellowmen.
He added he is not only espousing his candidacy for the vice presidency but also support for his unity campaign.
“Ito ang hamon sa atin ng ating panahon — ang pagkakaisa at sana ay suportahan ninyo ako hindi lamang sa aking kandidatura bilang bise presidente kundi bilang isang nagsusulong ng bagong kilusan ng pagkakaisa ng sambayanang Pilipino,” he said.
Marcos motorcaded through the thickly populated Parola, Del Pan, Baseco, Isla Puting Bato and Barangays 5, 31, 32, 20 and 649, all in North Harbor with his youngest son Vincent.
Residents lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the senator shouting “Bongbong” and “Marcos pa rin.” One resident of Isla Puting Bato even shouted “Kay Marcos walang gutom!” as he was speaking before the barangay assembly of Barangay 20.
Marcos expressed elation for the warm welcome and response of the people and profusely thanked them for taking time out to witness his motorcade and listen to his message of unity.