- Senator Bongbong Marcos says many plans were disrupted after his father was overthrown in February 1986
- He claims the now ‘problematic’ MRT could have been extended to 8 lines
- The vice presidential aspirant also laments the decline of quality in education and the staggering fuel prices in the years that followed after his father’s term
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines would have been a better country had it not been for the Edsa People Power which took place in 1986 — This was according to Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, son and namesake of the late strongman who was toppled in the so-called historic ‘bloodless revolution’.
During his northern Luzon campaign sortie in Isabela, Bongbong Marcos told reporters that many projects initiated by his father were either discontinued or abandoned by the succeeding administrations.
The vice presidential aspirant cited the Metro Rail Station (MRT) which he claimed his father has originally planned to have 8 lines, but has now become a source of headache for commuters and concerned government agencies.
“Para magpagawa ng walong linya, pagbili lang ng bagong tren ay napakalaking problema,”Rappler’s Raymun Dullana quoted him as saying. [To have 8 new lines built, when just buying a new train is already a big problem.]
He also lamented the declining literacy rates, the staggering fuel prices and the unaddressed sustainable power sources distribution that supposedly befell upon the citizens of this country only after his father left Malacañang. (Click here to read more)