MANILA, Philippines — Give Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. an opportunity to show what he might do as president, however individuals mustn’t comply with him “blindly,” Senator-Elect Alan Peter Cayetano mentioned on Wednesday.
Cayetano, who confronted Marcos within the 2016 vice-presidential elections, made the comment shortly after the Fee on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed him a winner, together with 11 different senatorial bets within the so-called Magic 12.
“He was elected. He’s set to be proclaimed. Give him an opportunity. Let’s see what he does, and let’s decide it afterward. It’s straightforward to guage him and his household earlier than this — that’s clear,” Cayetano mentioned in a press briefing.
“However now, Filipino have spoken: He’s what we would like as president. So let’s decide him based mostly on his actions when he’s already there. However as I used to be saying, let’s not comply with blindly,” he added, talking in a mixture of English and Filipino
Within the 2016 vice-presidential marketing campaign, Cayetano known as out Marcos in a debate over his latter’s household’s ill-gotten wealth.
Requested about this now, Cayetano maintained his stand on the matter.
“When you may have sure ideas, they don’t change. They don’t actually change. Did I retract?” Cayetano mentioned.
“Having mentioned that, there are points concerning the Marcos household that can stay, and it’s as much as them to reply them. It’s as much as you in media to hound them on that,” he added.
Cayetano positioned seventh within the senatorial race with 19,295,314 votes.
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