Bongbong Marcos recently graces the welcome party for Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister. The emcee introduces him as the legitimate Vice President of the Philippines. Former President and now Mayor Erap hosts a fun and festive evening to cap the lightning visit of Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim to Manila who expresses his views on democracy. This is a clear indication of the future big change towards the new Marcos golden era. Marcos’ legitimacy in the presidential line of succession is now slowly introduced to the foreign alliance. Simply, it’s not whom one knows but it’s whom they are affiliated with that counts in today’s world.
Youtube video by Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: A Day with Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim
The Presidential Message
Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Anwar Ibrahim said that if he will have his own way, he would tell President Rodrigo Du30 to ensure vibrant democracy. Retain the respect for the rule of law, he said. This is if he should continue to reign in the country.
Malaysia’s Vice Premier’s Official Message
Deputy Prime Minister Ibrahim delivered his speech in Intramuros. Furthermore, the Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila bestowed him with the degree of law (honoris causa).
Reactions to the Country’s Current Events
Currently, there is an impending arrest of Senator Trillanes while Senator De Lima’s is still incarcerated. Du30’s critics seem to be punished. Consequently, when Anwar was asked about his views of these events in the Philippines, he responds, “My consistent view is that you cannot abuse power to victimize the opposition or dissidents. Specifically, I don’t know if the charge is due to what.”
Likely Next Leader
To quote Anwar, “If I am to meet President Du30, I would just say that I would support someone else’s measure; that I would certainly want to continue and ensure that vibrant democracy and respect for the rule of law in the Philippines. How? It’s for him and the Filipinos to decide.” Consequently, He is certain to be expressing his views if an abuse had been committed. Furthermore, The former Malaysian Deputy is also the most likely successor to Prime Minister Mahathir with the result of a party coalition agreement.
Democracy Beyond Friendship
Anwar is very much concerned about the Philippines. He has become friends with many Philippine leaders and civil society members. Furthermore, these friends have always been on his side supporting him while in jail. This all throughout his incarceration in his own country for many years. To quote him “In all those plights that I had when I was incarcerated, Filipino leaders and the civil society were there for me.”