While many Filipino citizens joined to commemorate and celebrate one of the most historical events in the Philippines, Vice presidential bet Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr decided not to make public appearance on that day.
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According to Bongbong, son and namesake of the late strongman who was toppled in the so-called historic ‘bloodless revolution’, the Philippines would’ve been a better country had it not been for the Edsa People Power.
Bongbong Marcos told reporters during his norther Luzon campaign held in Isabela, that many projects initiated by his father were either discontinued or abandoned by the succeeding administrations.
The vice presidential aspirant cited the Metro Rail Station (MRT) which he claimed his father has originally planned to have 8 lines, but now causes headache for commuters and concerned government agencies.
He also bemoaned the declining literacy rates, the staggering fuel prices and the unaddressed sustainable power sources distribution that supposedly befell upon the citizens of this country only after his father left Malacañang.
Meanwhile, he refused to make any comment on the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA people power where the current president Aquino is expected to attend as guest of honor.
Aquino is the son of Cory – the woman who succeeded Marcos Sr.- and former Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino; the man whose assassination is believed to be the precursor of the People Power Revolution of 1986.
The younger Marcos said that it’s difficult for him to say something because he was on the other side of the EDSA barricade. What he’s just saying is that there were so many things disrupted and unfinished which could’ve been completed in 1986.
He said there’s nothing he should say sorry for, so he refused to apologize for the alleged human rights abuses and injustices committed by his father’s regime during martial law. He said in an interview last year that if he’s hurt anyone, he will always say sorry, but there’s nothing he has been guilty of to apologize about.
According to an analyst, it will be unfair for Bongbong to expect him to apologize for something that is not his own doing while he must admit and acknowledge the outrage of martial law.
Benito Lim, a political science professor from the Ateneo de Manila University, said that Bongbong should be judged based on what he does now, because there’s no law that says the son should pay for the sins of his father.