HIGHLIGHT: Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong Marcos Jr. remains positive amid new tirades thrown his way by fellow candidates. This was due to Marcos’ absence during the last vice presidential debate organized by ABS-CBN last Sunday.
He gamely dismissed said attacks as mere tactics in order to put him a dark light due to his remarkable ratings in pre-election surveys.
During a commencement exercise in Bulacan State University, which the senator along with presidentiable Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago attended, Marcos told reports that he takes everything as merely a result of him doing things right.
“You know, when all your opponents are attacking you, you must be doing something right. That’s how I take it,” Marcos said after his guest speaker duties in the commencement exercises of Bulacan State University.
Aside from his absence during the debate, Marcos was also criticized for also being absent during Senate hearings about corruption issues. Issues about his family's alleged ill-gotten wealth was also discussed and brought up by Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV.
The senator defended himself of the allegations that he tried to run away from being confronted regarding corruption issues and his family's wealth.
“Bago pa nasabi sa ’kin na magkakaroon ng debate, marami na kami nai-schedule [na sorties] dahil ‘di naman nga namin alam na magkaka-debate. At nakakahiya dahil ang mga iniskedyul namin ay napakaraming tao, hindi naman pwede basta i-cancel na ganun,
(Before there was even a debate, I already had scheduled sorties because we didn't know that there will be a debate. It's a shame if we reschedule when there are already a lot of people who were involved, we can't cancel it that easily,)” Marcos shared.
Marcos takes solo lead in Pulse Asia Survey published today.