Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., heaped praises on his father as they marked the latter’s 104th birth anniversary.
In his vlog on Saturday, September 11, the younger Marcos said his father had viewed his work as president “as one of nation-building.”
He said this is what set his father apart from other politikos.
“If there is one thing that I think clearly sets my father apart, it’s that he had a very clear vision for our country. Malinaw na malinaw ang direksyon ‘nya, kung saan ‘nya gusto dalhin ang bansa, lagi ‘nyang iniisip kung ano bang tutunguan ng ating bansa sa limang taon, sa sampung taon, sa tatlumpung taon,” Marcos said.
“Saan ba tayo patungo? ‘Yun ang laging kanyang iniisip. He viewed his work as president as one of nation-building of building up our country to make it better. That is the motivation that I think we should return into our political system,” he added.
The elder Marcos, however, ruled the Philippines with an iron fist for 21 years. He was ousted during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution.
His family has since made their political comeback. Bongbong Marcos is mulling a presidential bid in the 2022 elections.