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Bongbong Marcos: Election is one of the best course of vs political dynasties

FILE PHOTO: Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. mentioned Saturday that he believes that the election remains to be the “finest type of anti-political dynasty course of,” as he questioned why sure people ought to be banned from looking for an elective authorities place as a result of their relations are in politics.

“Could magandang anti-political dynasty rule tayo, ang tawag election, at kung ayaw ng tao ay matatanggal din naman ang political dynasty kahit matagal na sila dyan,” he mentioned in a DZBB interview for presidential contenders.

(We have now a great anti-political dynasty rule referred to as the elections, and if folks don’t need political households to steer, they may ultimately be faraway from energy.)

“I feel election is one of the best type of anti-dynasty course of para sa akin. Ang problema kasi, ang nakikita ko sa political dynasty, paano mo ngayon sasabihin na ang isang tao ay hindi maaaring tumakbo dahil sa pangalan niya? Binawasan mo ang pagpipilian ng tao,” he added.

(I feel the election is one of the best type of anti-dynasty course of. The issue with banning political dynasties is how would you inform an individual that he can’t run due to his identify?)

Marcos, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and whose household has many members concerned in politics, mentioned that anyone ought to be allowed to run for an elective put up, noting that even the kids of some politicians could be wonderful public servants.

He additionally described efforts to ban political dynasties as a “slippery slope.”

“Para sa akin slippery slope ‘yan eh. Kapag inumpisahan mo ngayon, o sige lahat ng might parehong pangalan, o lahat ng magkapitbahay, o lahat ng magkaibigan, ganun ang gagawin natin. The place can we draw the road? ‘Yan ang magiging problema,” he mentioned.

(I feel that may be a slippery slope. If you’ll begin prohibiting it, we might do the identical for these with the identical identify, those that are neighbors, or buddies. The place can we draw the road? That would be the downside.)

The previous senator additionally famous that political dynasties ought to first be outlined by regulation.

“First outline to me what a political dynasty is. Maraming galing sa isang pamilya ay nasa isang (There are numerous folks from the identical household in an) elective place or appointed positions,” he mentioned.

The 1987 Structure signifies that “the State shall assure equal entry to alternatives for public service and prohibit political dynasties as could also be outlined by regulation.” Nevertheless, no enabling regulation has been handed defining political dynasties.


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