Bongbong: My dad was ahead of his time

  • Senator Bongbong Marcos hailed his father’s legacy before students of UP-Los Baños
  • Marcos said his father was ahead of his time in his foresight to solve the country’s energy problem
  • He also blamed the succeeding administrations for failing to see the importance of his father’s initiative

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bongbong Marcos told students of the University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños that his late father was ahead of his time; at least in his foresight in research and development to solve the country’s energy crisis.

On Wednesday, Marcos visited the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology or BIOTECH at UPLB; an institute built and financed by his father in the late 70s.

It was inaugurated on September 11, 1982 and went on to become the country’s primary R & D institute tasked “to develop cost-effective and environment-friendly technologies for the production of goods and services that are comparable or better alternatives to conventional products for their use in agriculture, forestry, environment, energy, and industry.”

Ahead of his time

The son and namesake of the late strongman said he is proud that his name is connected to the work that is being conducted in the institute, and even more so that it was one of his father’s many legacies for the generation to come.

“The old man was ahead of [his] time,” ABS-CBN News quoted the vice presidential aspirant as saying; referring to his father. “”The foresight is truly remarkable.”

However, Bongbong lamented that the succeeding administration failed to recognize the significance of his father’s initiative and did not provide ample support to the program. (Click here to read more)


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