- The son of senatorial aspirant Loren Legarda, Lorenzo Legarda Leviste, wrote an open letter, which was published by Rappler
- He expressed his dismay and disgust over the decision of his mother to run for senate under a Marcos and Duterte slate
- Legarda's son said that her mother "is a woman who lived through Martial Law" and that she used to teach him to value truth and justice
- He said that he is in grief because for him, his mother "spits in the faces" of thousands of people whose lives were allegedly destroyed by the Marcoses and the Dutertes
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In an open letter published by Rappler, the son of senatorial aspirant Loren Legarda, expressed his "disgust" over the decision of his mother to run for senate under the UniTeam slate.
Lorenzo Legarde Leviste did not mince words in narrating the circumstances on why he considers the act of his mom as "unthinkable, unconscionable, unforgivable."
He reiterated an alleged statement from his mother, "So I am on their ticket. Does that make me a fascist?"
Lorenzo was in utter disbelief, saying that his mother was a "woman who lived through Martial Law; she was once a journalist who taught me to value truth and justice."
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Calling it reckless, he said that for his mom, it would just be another election year, a "convenient opportunism."
"There is no understanding that another Marcos presidency would mean the end of everything for the Philippines. The end of history, ang hangganan ng kasaysayan," said Lorenzo.
For Loren Legarda's son, his mother running under the UniTeam where Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte are at the helm is a "spit in the faces" of thousands of people whose lives were allegedly destroyed by the Marcoses and the Dutertes, including the millions of people whom today are fighting on the front lines to stop them.
As per Manila Bulletin, Loren Legarda shares the top two spots in the surveys for senatorial candidates with Raffy Tulfo, another strong contender running as an Independent.
Inquirer also reported that Legarda has gotten the support of One Bangsamoro Movement.
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, also popularly known as BBM, is a Pinoy politician famous for being the only son of the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos. He served as Ilocos governor from 1998 to 2007 and then as congressman after stepping down as governor.
A week ago, the camp of former senator and presidential election frontrunner Bongbong Marcos issued a statement stating their reasons why they turned down the debate challenge of VP Leni Robredo. In a statement, the spokesman for BBM, Atty. Vic Rodriguez, claimed several reasons why such a debate would never happen. Atty. Rodriguez also claimed that Mrs. Robredo allegedly is aware of what those reasons were.
Earlier, VP Leni issued a debate challenge to BBM, adding that she’s ready to do it anytime and anywhere. The camp of BBM might already be smelling victory which is why they refuse to take part in any debate. In their UniTeam Festival Rally in Cebu City last April 18, authorities estimated the crowd attendance at 300,000. Celebrities also graced the event, among them were Toni Gonzaga, Andrew E, DJ Loonyo, Bugoy Drilon, Daryl Ong, Mark Herras, Bayani Agbayani, Rodjun Cruz, and bands Aegis, Shamrock and Hale.