Bongbong Marcos says he is 'ready for the presidency'

Bongbong Marcos says he is 'ready for the presidency'

Is he ready or not?

The opposition was very quick to answer the question even if the Vice President was not part of the equation as to who President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would like to succeed him in MalacaƱang.

Atty. Romy Makalintal and Opposition and Liberal Party veteran Franklin Drilon were very vocal that the Robredo is very much willing and able to replace the president if he decides to step down.
Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (photo credit to owner)

During the Nanka news forum last week, former Senator Bongbong Marcos (BBM) was asked to comment regarding the remark that he and senator Chiz Escudero can be the successor of the President, he just shruggtedit of and said that: “I think the President is doing all of this tongue-in-cheek.”

Nonetheless he declares that he is ready for the presidency and will make good governance a priority of his administration if given the chance.

The former senator stated that his not taking the comment of the President seriously, stressing that the chief executive knows that he is still needed by majority of Filipinos.

When asked what will be his top three priorities, the former senator said thateverything will have to be zero in on the “return of good governance.”

“Hindi na kailangan magsabi ng top three, we just have to return to good governance,” BBM stated.

Other quarters find it ironic since his father former President Ferdinand Marcos was ousted due to accusations of massive graft and corrupt practices during his term.

It was during the term of former President Corazon Aquino that the Presidential Commission on Good Government was created, precisely to prosecute the Marcoses and his cronies on graft-related cases and recover billions of pesos allegedly all ill gotten.

Under the Duterte administration the PCGG is now being sought to be abolished by Congress.

“Government has to return to a culture of service and not corruption. Kapag nagawa mo iyan, everything will follow,” BBM stressed. “I know he is still needed by this country,” he said.
In the same forum the former senator stressed that consumer interest will also be one of his top agenda if he becomes president.
“We need more macro approach to the economy yet micro approach may help government earn more,” he said. “It cannot be all revenue side.”

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