By: Elena Grace Flores
by Bongbong Marcos
Take it from the late senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago
The late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was certain about the capability of Bongbong Marcos. Her Vice President is an able leader of the country. Just in case she dies, she said. Santiago was Marcos’s presidential running mate in 2016. However, both did not win. Therefore, President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan comes next. This is to have a winning alliance. The goal is to bring Marcos back to the executive office. So, this is possible given the popularity of the president. Marcos also is next to Sara Duterte-Carpio in presidential surveys. Therefore, it’s a possibility that they would run together in tandem.
President Duterte’s Endorsement
President Duterte is very vocal about finding another Marcos to lead the country for progress. He said, he can’t do it. Even if he is given another term. There’s something about the son of the former president Ferdinand Marcos that both Santiago and Duterte knew – wealth?
Distribution of Wealth
The distribution of wealth especially to the most vulnerable is the government’s job, Bongbong Marcos believes. Former first lady Imelda Marcos also confirms that the Marcos Foundation’s wealth is for the people. This does not mean that her son would literally give money to the people. To teach people how to fish is Marcos’s motto. Education is crucial to help ease poverty. To have faith in one’s economy is the key to unlocking a progressive country. So, the internet infrastructure is a necessity to make all these happen, he said. Most of all, he wants the Filipino people to be independent of him.