Bongbong Marcos denies raid reports

By , on November 20, 2014


Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos being interviewed at the Senate of the Philippines (Facebook photo)
Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos being interviewed at the Senate of the Philippines (Facebook photo)

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. denied reports that his mother’s office at the House of Representatives was raided for the confiscation of her art collection.

Marcos dismissed the claims as “malicious” adding that their doors are open and “all you have to do is to walk in.”

“Hindi ko malaman kung saan galing ‘yung report na ‘yun. Wala namang nangyaring ganun. Wala namang pumunta du’n. Wala namang nag-request na ganun, walang nag-raid, walang humingi ng  permiso  kay Speaker (Feliciano Belmonte). So I don’t know where that report [came] from but there’s no such thing,” Marcos said in an interview over DWIZ.

(I do not know where that report came from. No such thing happened. No one went there. No one requested for access, no one raided, and no one asked for the Speaker’s permission. So I don’t know where that report [came] from but there’s no such thing.)

Marcos also added that a raid was not necessary since the offices of his family are open to public anyway.

The lawmaker was pertaining to the office of his mother, former First Lady and now Ilocos Representative, Imelda Marcos at the House of Representatives.

He also added that even their provincial office is also open to the public, hence, there was no need for any raid.

“Ang opisina ng isang congressman nakabukas ang pinto n’yan kahit sino pwedeng  pumasok. Hindi na kailangang mag raid-raid. All you have to do is walk in. We keep our doors open because our people have to come in and be able to talk to us,” the senator said.

(A congressman’s office is always office so anyone can come in. There is no need for a raid. All you have to do is walk in. We keep our doors open because our people have to come in and be able to talk to us.)