Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Sunday, June 12, that he will exert all means to unravel the truth about the May 9 national elections as he plans to file an electoral protest on June 28.
“Kung sinabi man ni PNoy (President Aquino) na gagawin niya ang lahat para hindi ako mapaupo, gagawin naman natin ang lahat para lumabas ang katotohanan. The TRUTH will always come out,” said Marcos in a post on Facebook on Independence Day. (If Aquino said that he will do everything so that I will not win in the elections, what I will do is I will reveal the truth).
“My main thrust in filing for an electoral protest is to not run after anyone. Just like all of you, all we want is the truth. I owe it to those who voted for me,” said Marcos, who lost to administration candidate Leni Robredo in the vice presidential race. “I will not allow this kind of cheating.”
Marcos said that they are now gathering pieces of evidence and affidavits which they will present during the filing of an electoral protest. “For now, we are discussing on what grounds we will file the case,” he said in a press conference held last Saturday, June 11.
Also, Marcos thanked incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and those who supported him in the national elections.
“I would like to thank all those who have supported me, who helped me in this campaign. I think the swell of support was overwhelming, talagang nakakataba ng puso na tinanggap ang ating mensahe ng pagkakaisa;
“At habang buhay ay hindi na natin makakalimutan ang lahat ng mga nangyari sa kampanya. Para sa inyo itong pagsusumikap ko,” Marcos said.
Marcos said that he and Duterte talked a bit about the recent national elections but not on the technical side during his visit to Davao City recently. He also posted a photo of him and the president-elect after their meeting.
“Salamat sa aking matalik na kaibigang si Rody Duterte. Ito ang tunay na walang iwanan,” he said. (I would like to thank my best friend Rody Duterte. Truly this is no goodbyes).
When asked if he is ready to join the Cabinet team of Duterte, Marcos said that he will serve at the pleasure of the president.
It would be recalled that Duterte has been vocal about inviting Marcos to join his Cabinet instead of Robredo.