Senator Imee Marcos said her clan’s hearts are in pieces over President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against the team-up of her younger brother, presidential aspirant Ferdinand Marcos Jr., with VP bet and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, December 2, the Ilocano politiko reminded her ally Duterte that the Marcoses are not his enemies.
“Frankly, we were heartbroken by the almost violent reaction of the President. But we are not the enemy. That is very, very clear. We’ve been allies, we’ve been supporters, and it goes way back,” said Marcos in a Facebook post.
She recalled how the President’s father had been a “distinguished” member of the Cabinet of her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Marcos hopes Duterte would be able to get past his shock and just accept Marcos Jr.’s tandem with Sara Duterte. The President had been against his daughter running for vice president, wishing instead she would have gunned for the presidency.
“On our part, we hope that any resentment or shock caused by the team-up with Mayor Sara would subside. Please understand and together let’s carry on,” said Marcos.