Philippines to become laughingstock if Bongbong wins – Leni

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – The country will become the laughingstock of the world if it elects Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as its vice president, making it possible for the ousted family to return to Malacañang, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo said yesterday.

“It would be as if we have not learned our lesson from martial law, from the Marcos dictatorship and its abuses and from the plunder of the nation,” Robredo, the administration’s vice presidential bet, said in an ANC interview.

Despite her warning, she conceded that the senator – son of the late president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos – might win the vice presidency.

Marcos has been topping the latest surveys of Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations with Robredo and Sen. Francis Escudero closely trailing.

The Marcos family was ousted through the 1986 EDSA people power revolution, which installed President Aquino’s late mother Corazon Aquino to power.

Robredo believes that the Marcoses should have been banned from holding any public office because of the “magnitude of the wealth that was robbed from us and the many human rights abuses committed during martial law.” – Jess Diaz, Paolo Romero, Janvic Mateo, Alexis Romero





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