By: Elena Grace Flores
It was published by PhilStar on February 23, 2016 when presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte was quoted saying that if he is elected president and fails his promise to stop criminality in three months, he will resign – and give the presidency to Senator Bongbong Marcos. These were his words when visiting Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City.
Mr. President has somewhat personal attachment to the Marcoses because his father Vicente Duterte was one of the few governora at that time who stood by Marcos until the end of his reign. He proudly said that the older Duterte was a faithful ally all thoughout until death. On the other hand, it was a general knowledge that outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay was not really endorsing his running mate, Senator Gringo Honasan for Vice President with the latter’s consent of course. They all have discussed and planned that it should be Bongbong Marcos – as his stepping stone for the next Presidential election in 2022.
Come to think of it. Binay and Duterte are in their 70’s and if people are divided on their leadership, no real change can happen if half of the country will not follow. Therefore, they need somebody like Bongbong Marcos who shares their goal for the benefit of the people and better yet, has all the experiences of dealing closely with the best President Philippine ever had, his father; according to Duterte. Remember what Senator Merriam Defensor Santiago said? Bongbong Marcos is ripe for the presidency! Sooner or later, Filipinos will thank these great people involved in this selfless alliance.