Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) because she was unfazed by the negative impression of many Filipinos on the Marcos family.
“Kung worried ako, wala sana ako dito. Pero palagay ko, may pagbabago na rin ng pag-unawa ng nakalipas. So I think that the new generation, particularly the millennial generation, so called, (is) ready to hear our side of the story,” Marcos said.
“Sa palagay ko ang ating bansa ay handa na na makarinig ng iba pang isipan at marinig rin ang aming side of the story, ika nga,” she added.
Marcos vowed to represent people from the provinces in the Senate.
“Kailangan rin ng pag-unawa, higit sa lahat, ng kinatawan ng lokal at importante kasi ‘yung mga taga-probinsya ‘yung mambubukid at pati na rin mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ay may kinatawan sa Senado para marinig naman ng ibang boses,” Marcos told reporters.
Marcos was accompanied by her brother, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and her three sons, Michael, Matthew and Borgy. She is running under the Nacionalista Party banner.
Marcos served as representative of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte for three consecutive terms from 1998 to 2007. She was elected Ilocos Norte governor thrice — in 2010, 2013, and 2016. (PNA)