MANILA – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. called on the youth on Tuesday to use their collective power to unite to effect change and progress for the country in the coming May elections.
Bringing his advocacy for national unity to the students of the Philippine Christian University (PCU) along Taft Ave. in Malate, Manila, Marcos emphasized the need for harmony and cooperation among all Filipinos in confronting the problems hounding the country.
He thanked PCU President Junifen F. Gauuan and Student Services Director Rev. Samuel P. Briones for having him as the speaker during the student forum held at the campus’ Freedom Park.
”As young voters, you should participate actively in the upcoming elections by voting the right candidates,” Marcos said.
Marcos believes the only way to bring progress in the country is through solidarity in goals and in implementing the programs and projects of the government.
If elected vice president, Marcos said he will work willingly with whoever will be elected president.
”If elected, the first thing I will do is report to my president and to tell the president, we are ready to work and I’m here to assist you. I’m here to unify this country and will make this country better. Together we will make great things,” he said, drawing applause from the students.
While vowing to work as cheerleader of the President, Marcos said as vice president, he has also to work as fiscalizer.
”I will tactfully speak my mind about the important issues as well as about perceive shortcomings and weaknesses of the government,” he said.
Aside from Marcos, other vice presidential aspirants include Senators Francis Escudero, Antonio Trillanes, Alan Peter Cayetano, Gregorio Honasan II and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo.
The presidential candidates, on the other hands, are Marcos’ running mate Miriam Defensor Santiago, Senator Grace Poe, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Manuel “Mar” Roxas, and Vice President Jejomar Binay. Jelly Musico/PNA/northboundasia.com