BONGBONG MARCOS FOR PRESIDENT?
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.