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BONGBONG MARCOS FOR PRESIDENT?

October 2, 2008

Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator, is making it known she wants the son and namesake of her husband to run for President in the next presidential election.

This looks like a trial balloon.

The Marcoses have been slowly making a comeback since their forced eviction from the Palace in 1986 by a widely popular uprising called People Power.  Twenty two years since and a hundred or so suits, they remain out of the jail where the former enemies of the dictator would happily want them to be.  To the chagrin of these anti-Marcos forces, in a survey that pitted the former president with all his successors as to who was the best president, the president dubbed as the most hated easily topped them all.

Bongbong Marcos does not have the eloquence and brilliance of the father but the son appears to have inherited the combined charisma of the former strongman and the mother.  As a legislator, he remains unimpressive.  But his stint in Ilocos Norte as provincial governor was capped by the completion and switch-on of the windmill power plant that was his pet project.  The first in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, this big project is a voucher for his executive ability.   In a country where undertakings so much smaller could easily get stuck in a bureaucratic quagmire for years on end, he’s got something big and solid to show that is hard to match.  And as humanity teeters at the edge of a potential climatic disaster and energy crises, he comes off as a leader possessing foresight, with these wind turbines.

But the anti-Marcos forces remain strong and powerful, if dwindled by age and dismay.  The core groups would presumably fight tooth and nail to prevent a Marcos becoming President again.

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  1. December 13, 2008 3:10 am

    YOU MUST BE KIDDING . . YOU DOUBTED BONG BONG MARCOS SHOULD BE OUR CANDIDATE. . MUST BE THE CANDIDATE OF THE FILIPINO MASSES!!!

    CONGRESSMAN MARCOS WOULD BE THE MORAL CHOICE FOR FILIPINOS – AS PRESIDENT.

    THE ELITE WOULD NOT LIKE IT – A RESURRECTION OF THE MARCOSES THEY WOULD SAY – YET THAT IS IN FACT A RESURRECTION OF THE FILIPINO MASA!!!

  2. mark permalink
    February 3, 2009 11:14 am

    yes we want bongbong marcos to be the next president…

    • Donna permalink
      August 5, 2009 3:18 am

      I agree with you! No body else!

      • sirc permalink
        October 13, 2009 2:49 am

        i totally agree!!

  3. isagani s. jose permalink
    April 5, 2009 2:42 pm

    definitely, i will vote for bongbong marcos for president. it cannot be denied that Marcos did many good things to the filipino people. No matter what, I still consider Ferdinand E. Marcos as the greatest president the Philippines ever had!

    • September 2, 2009 2:57 pm

      you are saying it right. Other nations are considering President Marcos as the greatest President of the Philippines we ever had. For his son, Bongbong Marcos era will come. He will be there when the right time comes. GOD knows best.

  4. Gloria Camino permalink
    June 21, 2009 12:33 am

    I was an anti Martial Law political activist in the 60’s from UP campus into the hills. But now I believe it’s time for the Filipinos to actively participate in not only defending the man who against all odds fought the elite system to bring to the masses a better PGH, the LRT, Kidney, Heart and Lung Centers, just to mention a few, but also to put history in proper perspective. Bongbong has shown by his windmill powerplant that he has the same foresight of hi father and the genius of his mother. Yes you read it right. Imelda is not just about shoes, she’s a woman of strength and courage in her stand to give her husband the funeral she believes he deserves, a lesser woman would have given up through the pressures and the years.

    As for the Marcos millions the elites claim they stole, if an accounting would be done today of all the Marcos projects against the stolen money, I bet the country will owe the Marcoses plenty.

    Bongbong if this comment should reach you isn’t time Imelda gets her own official website to bring out her side of the story? Take care of your mom, the world will never again see someone like her.

    • Donna permalink
      August 5, 2009 3:17 am

      if your talking all the Presidents only Marcos who make the Philippines progress!!!

    • lina villa permalink
      June 25, 2010 1:12 pm

      i used to be one of the programme coordinators for the ministry of human settlements region 8, and was promoted as records officer for region 8, central office manila, agustin 1 bldg. pasig ’85.

      to me no matter what other people say against the marcoses, especially those who are envious to madam, i just want to say that to be a diplomat is not a joke. she represents the country, and therefore she should present herself beautiful.

      those ( first issue) 3k pairs of shoes, why are there only 13oo pairs left this time?
      countless cases filed against them, and not one of the acccused been convicted? if indeed they are indicted, why were they allowed to run for candidacy? so there are no cases against them? why was madam acquitted in new york, because the case filed against her was baseless.

      corruption…where the philippines money went? to san juanico bridge, how much is that worth? the cemented roads and bridges across the archipelago, lrt, those big buildings put up while they were in power? are they not money of the philippines?

      hope bayani fernando would continue giving madam elegant marikina shoes.

      jewelries…can’t she not afford to buy those things with her own money even before becoming a diplomat (minister for human settlements and governor for metro manila) how sure are we of the valuation of those jewelries..there should be a valuation for insurance purposes.. what about apo’s salary? before becoming a senator, of course he must have money put away, for 20yrs how much had he saved…it is unlikely for them to go to the governor of the central bank to ask money to buy a condominium somewhere and other assets claimed to have been stolen from the people of the republic of the philippines.

      kahit ako nasa ibang bansa, marcos parin.

      bongbong if u are groomed for the vice presidency, you have no ‘say’ except to follow orders from the president, better off as president. ur past experience would suffice the need for presidency.

  5. rj hullana permalink
    August 25, 2009 1:57 am

    we must vote for marcos talaga…..kasi umunlad ang pilipinas nung time niya maraming napatayo na building and bridges at marami pang iba….hindi siya corrupt because he spend building a better philippines….marcos declared martial law because he wants philippines na walang crimes na nangyayari sa daan….ngayon tignan mo dahil sa mga aquino puro protesta nalang ang ginawa ng pinas….. go marcos go!

  6. August 31, 2009 2:33 pm

    Alas, I was able to search a blog where I could read about the Marcoses. Truly indeed, it was during the Marcos regime that our country is developing, progressing and competing to the world. The Martial Law we have is only to discipline people especially the young ones. It is only the curfew hours that was mandated which I think is very helpful to the parents and safe to children. We have freedom during his regime. I could still remembered sitting on the grasses inside the Malacanang palace during our breaks in school and after school. It was also inside the Palace dental clinic where I have my free dental care and free medications. You can enjoy walking freely around the area and without fear. The guards are very kind and hospitable. Respect to people was always observed. Activism was started and pushed by Ninoy using the innocent students with his own vested interest to oust Marcos because he envied the brilliance of the late President. I idolized President Marcos because he was the only President who delivers unscripted speech. When he start to speak, you can feel that it comes from his heart and mind with full of thoughts for the betterment of our country. That is why even his cousin envied him. Ninoy supported the activist to attack President Marcos. What happened to Ninoy is not President Marcos fault. Ninoy’s death is planned by President Marcos secret enemy and detractors. President Marcos is clear and clean to Ninoy’s death. What is happening to our country is due to the misbelief of the people. Ninoy nor Cory is a hero to be called. They are detractors who started the chaos of the Philippines. These people’s power only brings more poverty to themselves and downfall of the country. Filipinos should open up their mind now. No more people’s power but use your mind cleverly in picking the right person to put on top. Being a President of the country is not a game. One more mistakes and our country would be in the least. All of the listed candidates are of their own vested interest. Look at Arroyo, it is only socialism that she is concern. If my memory is right, Marcos seldom travels. It was Madam Imeda Marcos who promotes tourism and gathers new stategy to develop our country while Pres. Marcos do the analysis before building it up. The chemisty of the First couple is unbeatable. They have a good teamwork. They are the GREAT HEROES of the Philippines. I salute to them and their children.

  7. Michelle permalink
    September 1, 2009 12:54 pm

    I would vote for Bongbong to be president too, but I doubt the rest of the Philippines will. If he were to be vice-president though to Noynoy, I think that would be an excellent idea.

    • September 2, 2009 3:08 pm

      set aside your doubts to others. if ever, do what you think is right. your suggestion of including Bongbong’s name to Nonoy’s secondarily is in-appropriate to the circumstances. maybe it is better to see what Nonoy could do if he really wants to be on top. it is not a joke taking the tasks of the President. Nonoy should prove his capabilities and not just ride to the clamor of the peoples power that started the biggest tragedy in the Philippines. By the way did we hear or know something he does for the country being a senator to this date? never heard. maybe they should fix first the problem of their Luisita workers before jumping to the problem of the country.

  8. nhe permalink
    September 10, 2009 4:40 am

    If BongBong Marcos cn’t succeed next year Presidential election its ok. Its much better for him to run as senator first then participate in helping the new coming administration building up our country again & in this way Marcos will show his genuine heart willing to help & 4get the passed! Just like what they did in President Cory’s funeral for the sake of our country The Philippines to move on.
    Year 2016 is the year for BongBong Marcos to run as Presidential candidate to continue the unfinished goals for people better life?

  9. Batingaw permalink
    September 14, 2009 3:04 am

    It took time to realized that Pinoys have made a great mistake in kicking the late president Ferdinand Marcos.

    If ever Bong bong runs for president he will have a good chance of winning it as there are no good choice among the candidates. Here in overseas we are already fed up with the corruption that cloacked our beloved country, maybe the Marcoses can bring up our nation from its current state.

    Go out and stand up and save the Philippines from perils from those fews that uses our masses to accomplished their bad motives. Go Bong Bong!!!

  10. Len permalink
    September 14, 2009 9:52 am

    I came across this blog. You guys might want to read it: marcialbonifacio.blogspot.com.

  11. September 14, 2009 11:10 am

    Now that the 2010 Presidential election is fast approaching, aspirants are giving and making out several propagandas to blindfolded the filipino people once more. And look pals, upon reading the GMA news lately, it seems that the real factor iu the mess of the Philippines is coming back on the screen to support Gloria by using the military troops. The same plot he did by ousting Marcos. I hope by this time the filipinos would understand who is the root in the tragedy of the peoples power hero. The Aquinos should understand this and so as the people by condemning the wrong man. It is time to rise again through the reality of the facts.

  12. September 27, 2009 7:13 am

    Ano logic ba na pag-tumakbo si Bongbong sa pagka’presidente di papayag ang mga Elite?

    Bakit ba lagi binabalikan ang Marcos regime, marcos dictartoship at martial law – ganun 2009?

    Pagkatapos po ba ng Marcos regime…wala ba na bang patayan, kahirapan at gulo sa kalsada??? at lalong walang na nga nang’ngugurap sa kaban???

    • September 28, 2009 3:01 pm

      simple, makokontrol ang panghihimasok ng aktibista na sustentado ng mga elite lalo at pulitiko. Parang pelikula may bida at kontrabido.

      Binabalik-balikan ang Marcos regime para igimmick sa publiko lalo at peoples power na mga uto uto at walang isip na magpagamit. Alam mo naman ang pinoy mahilig sa gimmick at umeksena para masabing kasama sa drama.

      Ang krimen at patayan ay hindi mawawala dahil sa kanya kanyang pagnanasa. At ang rally ay tuloy tuloy hanggang may nagpapauto. Ang pangungurakot sa kaban ng bayan ay tuloy tuloy pa rin iyan dahil mismong mga empleyado at nakakapangurakot rin. 10 is to 1 ang laban sa mga corruptor.Gobyerno, kumpanya, institusyon, etc. ay nakapangungurakot. KAYAT HUWAG MAGTAKA KUNG BAKIT PULUBI ANG PINAS.

  13. September 27, 2009 7:17 am

    Bakit pag-sinisigaw ang nakamit na demokrasya – feel na feel.

    Pero yon mga nagugutom nating mga kababayan -di ma feel ng iilan.

    Ito ba ang nakamit after Marcos regime?

    • September 28, 2009 2:44 pm

      alam mo Brod. Ang paglabas at pagbibigay kontrobersya sa pangalan ni Presidente Marcos ay taktika at gimmick ng mga aktibista sa sulsul ng mga pulitiko at negosyante na nagbibigay sa kanila ng sustento. Walang katapusan ang pagbabalik-balik sa pangalan ng yumaong pangulo dahil pang attract nila sa publiko para iangat ang kanilang manok. Ito ang panukalang sinimulan ni Ninoy sa mga aktibista na kanyang nilipon at pinaasa. Magpahanggang ngayon ay sustentado pa rin ang mga aktibista na iyan, mula pa sa Aquinos at ibat-ibang sektor ng pulitoko a negosyante. Hanapbuhay ang ginawa nila at hindi inisip na silang aktibista ang gumulo sa industriya ng pilipinas. Lalo na ngayon at tumatakbo ang anak ng kanilang puno, paulit-ulit na babalikan ang peoples power 1986 na naging simula ng paghikahos ng Pilipinas.

      Demokrasya daw ang nakamit ng bayan, kailan? Ang demokrasya ng pilipinas ay hindi nawala kailan man. Ang aktibista ang sanhi ng gusot sa Pilipinas. Sila ang dapat mawala at malansag. PERO hindi puede mangyari dahil kamatayan ang kapalit ng kanilang pagtiwalag sa sinapian grupo. Mas masahol pa sa NPA. Militar ang kalaban nila kapag sila ay tumiwalag. Gunggong at uto-uto sila na nagpagamit kay NINOY. Umayaw man sila ngayon ay hindi puede. Salvage ang mangyayari. POOR ACTIVISTS matalinong pulpol na hindi nagisip ng tahimik na pamumuhay. Pangamba ang lagi na sumasagi sa kanilang isip at puso. Wala silang magiging katahimikan. Blessed is the soul of President Marcos. He was used by his known enemy and rival.

  14. kitikits permalink
    September 28, 2009 4:29 pm

    i miss the free nutribuns,free noodles,free skimmed milk etc.that was being distributed in our town during marcos time.i was young then but i do still remember.only the marcoses can do this.

  15. kitikits permalink
    September 28, 2009 4:32 pm

    disiplina muna bago demokrasya.yan ang kinalakhan ko during marcos time.im glad i was born that time.the best pa rin ang marcos leadership.

    • May 4, 2010 6:31 am

      ehh paano kasi gusto nilang gawin ang ginagawa ni MArcos ngaun di ni kayang gawin kasi natutunan nila na makitid pala pag iisip nila…

  16. kitikits permalink
    September 28, 2009 4:37 pm

    until now pinapakinabangan pa rin ng mga sumunod na presidente ang mga projects ni marcos,like the pgh,heart center,bridges,highways etc.tsk tsk wala man lang kayong ganitong mga malalaking projects.pathetic this elite group na to hindi naman mga mukhang elite!hehe

  17. October 29, 2009 9:13 am

    del lapitan

    i regret to reject your latest comment “Noynoy, Mar and Quislings at the height of Opportunism” dated 10/28/2009 because it is potentially libelous. i am keeping it though for future reference.

  18. October 30, 2009 5:39 pm

    oh! i am sorry if you found the comment libelous.but the report has been circulated around the net and i just copied it and pasted on this blog. as you can see, the origin is posted at the beginning. anyway, i accept your restrictions.

  19. October 31, 2009 3:31 pm

    Following up my comment and apology, isn’t it right to post the report if we are really thinking about the future of the Philippines? the report is to awaken the minds of our countrymen and to get them aware of whom they are going to vote for 2010. it is in your position whether to let other members of this blog to read or not the comments.

  20. pal permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:31 am

    it seldom to hear good from marcoses these days, especially when media always has a good image on aquino’s and their converted allies and hipocrites. funny to say i’m working inside a lopez company who makes this peoples power the start of what they so called the true democracy. Buti i know even inside this well developed industrial corporation has more than a number of silent loyalies that just kept their feelings on what was going on to this country. i support marcoses until now, but i doubt bongbong could match pres. marcoses achievements. with his accomplishments as a long term politician inside the ilocos region and charisma he shows to people. but i’ll vote him as senator. it may be his stepping stone in a much wider responsibility and show his capability. i feel bad the country has a growing population of the lack discipline bec. of uncountable failure w/c greedy politicians wont be manage for their own advantage.

    • jun pascasio permalink
      November 14, 2013 11:09 am

      One of my observations on what has happened in this country is that the companies sequestered by the great President Marcos all fluorished: Meralco, ABS CBN, etc. On the otherhand, many of those sequestered by Mrs Aquino, I no longer hear anything about. Can you enlighten me about this? Maybe I just didn’t read the newspapers very often

  21. Abnoy Palaboy permalink
    June 10, 2010 11:39 pm

    I was an activist back when Martial Law was declared. I hate the guts of President Marcos back then. I don’t believe in a dictatorial government. I was elated when President Marcos was kicked out by the people power. I was an active participant in the street. I thought Cory was going to bring the Philippines back to where it was when Marcos was in power. To my dismay nothing happened during her reign. We where polarized. I realized that Cory was just a puppet of Cardinal Sin and Fidel Ramos. Nothing was done for the improvement of our kababayan life. She could not even find anything against the Marcoses on her husband death. Ramos, Estrada, Arroyo came and not one thing was ever done to alleviate the plight of our people. I came realize now, that what Marcos did was the best for our country. He was the only President that has completed a lot of infrastructure projects for the advancement of our people. I hope our people will realized that the our country was more progressive during those days. I am hoping that come 2016 Bongbong Marcos will run for President. He had the foresight, the wisdom, the experience and the vision on making our country great again. I will difinetely support and vote for Bongbong Marcos if he decide to run for President come 2016. Senator Marcos you are the only hope of the Filipino people, please run for president come 2016. Congratulation and God Bless.

  22. barak dag permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:20 pm

    a traitor like ninoy breeds a traitor, and this and that…isnt it sir!!!, and now they are in position …and havnt accomplishe something yet except going to china of this P,Noy bringing home billions of chinese investment kuno!!!…aside from visiting his ancestors place in china….I wonder what have they talked about with these chinese leaders…baka ibinibenta na ni P’Noy ang Pilipinas….heheheh

  23. barak dag permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:22 pm

    Aquino’s were chinese descent, the father is a CIA and has linkage with NPA during Marcos time…

  24. barak dag permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:25 pm

    Marcos was kidnapped by the Americans and brought to Hawaii …its a conspiracy of of the Americans, Cory and the Vatican

  25. Sam permalink
    February 1, 2012 6:11 am

    MARCOS PARIN KAMI!!!! HALOS LAHAT NG PILIPINO BOTO KAY MARCOS!!! KAHIT MGA KABATAAN AALAMIN NILA DAHIL ANG MAGULANG NAMIN MISMO ANG SAKSI KUNG SINO TALAGA SI PRESIDENT MARCOS!!! WE VOTE MARCOS!!!!

  26. March 26, 2012 6:42 am

    We should not look from the past , we should think our future as a citizen . I know that Bongbong is one of the best Senator, he has right characteristic to be a president,his brilliancy, planned for his town was totally remarkably amazing , even though his father had been a bad image for our country, I will be Marcos supporters foerver because his excellence and brilliancy as a politician.VOTE MARCOS FOR 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

    • March 13, 2014 4:00 pm

      He is the inherited by his late father President Ferdinand Marcos to lead the nation once again.Thanks!!!

  27. November 11, 2012 4:00 am

    Yes I deeply love if Bongbong Marcos will be the next President. Many people waiting for a chance to lead our country. I know the forces of anti- Marcos are very strong some are afraid to show their loyalty to him and some are trying to pull them down and continue to destroy the credibility of the Marcoses. Hope God will blessed and make a way to pass Sen. Bongbong Marcos will be the next leader in our Country.

  28. March 13, 2014 3:59 pm

    He is the son of the deposed leader and president of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos he is a former governor of Ilocos Norte then congressman senator and a candidate for the presidential election for 2016 inherited by his late father to lead the Filipino once again for the Philippines try to restore the glory to their countrymen all progress and unity will become the new society of the new millenium for the Philippines .Thanks for the information .From:Wayne

    • March 13, 2014 4:03 pm

      Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was born in Manila in 1957 he is 57 years old former governor of Ilocos Norte senator and congressman/assemblyman will become the chief executive of the Philippines soon in 2016.Thanks!

  29. March 13, 2014 8:52 pm

    He is the son of former president the late Ferdinand Marcos heis the former governor of Ilocos Norte then congressman/assemblyman and senator and a candidate for the presidential election of 2016 inherited by his late fathers footsteps to lead the Philippines once again try to restore glory to the Filipnos all countrymen to reinstated the progress peace and unity for the Philippines and toward the entire Filipinos and to the world. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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