Bongbong says being a Marcos is an asset

He describes his family as "exceptional."



( Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. described his family as “exceptional,” in an interview with Umagang Kay Ganda on October 19. The 2016 vice presidential candidate stated the comment when asked if he considered his family name an asset instead of a liability. “Napakalaking swerte ko na ako’y pinanganak na Marcos. Sinasabi ito sa lahat ng kilala ko na ako na yata ang pinakaswerteng tao dahil napanganak ako na Marcos,” the senator said. Exceptional naman talaga ang aking naging pamilya. Marami akong naranasan, marami akong nakita na kung hindi ako anak ng tatay ko at nanay ko, hindi ko nakita, hindi ko naranasan,” he added.


The son of former President Ferdinand Marcos and Ilocos Sur Representative Imelda Marcos has repeatedly expressed pride over his family ties. In a press briefing on October 7, the senator said “I felt it to be an advantage, a blessing and I’m very thankful that I am a Marcos.” While Bongbong says he is open to a discussion about his heritage, he said he wants to prioritize other issues involving the lives of many before anything else.


When asked about his partnership with Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, he said that they are still in the “courting stage” despite Miriam’s announcement that she is running alongside Marcos next year. “Wala pa, 'yun ang pinag-uusapan namin ngayon kung ano yung plano, kung paano ang gagawing arrangement. Nagliligawan pa kami,” he said.

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