Marcos son: Martial law legacy not an election issue

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Marcos son: Martial law legacy not an election issue

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In his first public appearance since announcing his 2016 campaign, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr said his family name will help him vie for the Philippines’ second highest position. He said widespread allegations of corruption and human rights abuse during his father’s regime are not election issues. “Many cases have been brought to court here and in the US. But if you talk to people, they are not concerned about that. Filipinos are concerned about their lives today. They want answers: ‘Why are there drugs in our streets? Why is the crime rate going up at an alarming rate? Why is the educational sector miserable? Why is distribution of wealth not happening? Why is the government not doing anything?’” He added: “This is what people are worried about, and that’s what I will address.”

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