MANILA, Philippines — “Let’s us unite on the bottom after which we’ll clarify that Marcos is flawed,” presidential candidate Leodegario “Ka Leody” de Guzman urged his fellow contenders on Wednesday.
He was referring to former Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and his claims about his efficiency as a public official.
On the similar time, he known as “foul” the decision of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’ for Vice President Leni Robredo to withdraw from the race.
“I believe it’s foul to announce in public that you really want her to resign,” De Guzman informed reporters in Filipino. “If he needed her to withdraw, he ought to have simply despatched her a letter and talked to her in secret.”
“But it surely’s foul. I believe it’s not good. If he needs to win and never Marcos he ought to simply marketing campaign. Let’s unite on the bottom and assist one another marketing campaign in opposition to Marcos. And let the votes go to whichever candidate,” he added.
Shifting his deal with Marcos, the labor chief stated: “If in Ilocos Norte, which is a small province, he dominated twice, as vice governor after which governor, and after his phrases the poverty incidence there was nonetheless so large, it means he was not in a position to make such a small province develop. And now he’s dreaming of main an entire nation to progress?”
“And let’s additionally clarify, let’s assist one another in explaining that the Marcos years weren’t the golden years,” he added.
These years, he went on, had been “a time of darkness and a time of martial regulation, repression.”
“[It was] a time when greater than 3,000 of our countrymen had been killed, a time of unjustified imprisonment, a time of stealing, a time once we had been deep in debt — from 500 million [pesos] when he took workplace till it grew to become 20 billion,” De Guzman stated.
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