Another Marcos is eyeing the presidency.
In an interview with The Financial Times, former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said he is looking at the highest seat in the country.
"My career is politics, and, of course, you aspire to as high a stature within your chosen field as you can achieve – and that would be president in my case," he said in the interview.
However, Marcos said it was "not something that I wake up in the morning and plan on."
Marcos mentioned backing teacher and civil servants as part of his platform, as well as the country needing to come to an agreement with China.
"With the Philippines being such a strategic place, and with your traditional strong relationship with the U.S., and China as an emerging superpower, it puts us in a very difficult spot," he said.
Marcos also said he lamented not hearing the phrase "nation-building" anymore, saying now it's more about politicking.
The former senator made no mention of issues concerning his family's supposed ill-gotten wealth, but when asked about alleged occurrences of corruption and human rights abuses when his father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos, was in power, the younger Marcos merely said no cases filed against them have been won.
Marcos' interview was published a day before the Supreme Court junked the government's bid to collect damages against the estate of former President Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies.
Marcos is currently in the middle of a vote recount with Vice President Leni Robredo whom he accused of cheating in the 2016 elections.
Source: ABS-CBN and CNN Ph.
Bongbong Marcos, planong kumandidato bilang Pangulo
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