Bongbong open to running as Binay's VP
Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) - August 25, 2015 - 9:23pm

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Wednesday admitted that he is open to running with Vice President Jejomar Binay as a team in the 2016 national elections.

"I'm always open to anything. I always say this is Philippine politics and you cannot discount the possibility of things that you did not imagine would happen," Marcos said in an interview with ANC'c Headstart.

The senator added that reelection to the Senate is not an option for him anymore.

"The option still remains but all I can say is that the discussion that I've been having with different groups, with my own party, with other individuals have usually centered on higher office," Marcos said.

Marcos clarified that he remains undecided if he will run for president or vice president in the 2016 polls.

However, the senator stressed that he is capable of running as vice president due to his "good understanding" of government, both in the national and local level.

On the other hand, Marcos is aware that issues against his late father, former President Ferdinand Marcos, would be brought up again if ever he seeks to run for a higher position next year.

"Will I say sorry for the thousands and thousands of kilometers that were built? Will I say sorry for the agricultural policy that brought us to self-sufficiency in rice? Will I say sorry for the power generation? Will I say sorry for the highest literacy rate in Asia? What am I to say sorry about?" Marcos said when asked if he would apologize for his father's legacy.

The senator stressed that there is nothing he could do that will change what his father did.

"We have constantly said if during the time of my father merong mga nasagasaan... or they were victimized in some way or another, of course we are sorry that happened. Nobody wants that to have happened," the senator said.

Marcos said the Nacionalista Party would have to come to an agreement regarding their possible candidates for the 2016 polls since two of its other members - Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV - are also eyeing to run for a higher position.

Trillanes has earlier declared that he will run as an independent vice president while Cayetano remains undecided if he will run for vice president or president.

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