MANILA — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said on Thursday that it is about time to end his family’s decade-old feud with the Aquinos.
In a statement during an interview with radio DWIZ, Marcos said that both the families’ reconciliation will be beneficial for the country.
“That’s something that would be good for the country. Kasi alam naman natin itong away na ito na hanggang ngayon ay tuluy-tuloy pa. Ito’y sagabal sa pagkakaisa dito sa bansa. Kailangan we have to get past it…put it behind us. Ang daming kailangang gawin,” he said.
(That’s something that would be good for the country. We all know that this feud continues up to now. This prevents us from uniting the country. We have to get past it…put it behind us. There are so many things we need to do.)
“I mean siguro sa pamilya Marcos, wala na ‘yung political fight na yan. Hindi naman ito personal. ‘Yung talagang naglalaban was my father and Ninoy Aquino, ‘60s, ‘70s pa ‘yun so dapat lampasan na natin ‘yun at hindi na ‘yan ang issue ngayon. Wala tayong makukuha sa tuluy-tuloy na pagsusumbatan na Aquino-Marcos for no good reason. We’ll get nothing out of that,” Marcos said.
(I mean, for the Marcos family, this political feud is already over. It’s not personal. It was only my father and Ninoy Aquino who fought in the ‘60s and ‘70s so we should get past it already and stop making an issue out of it. We won’t gain anything from continuing to revive the Aquino-Marcos feud for no reason. We’ll get nothing out of that.)
Marcos was pertaining to Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., father of now President Aquino, who was assassinated upon his return to Manila from a three-year self-imposed exile in the United States in 1983.
His death paved the way for the first People Power revolt in 1986 which ended the dictatorship of the President Ferdinand Marcos.
Marcos, however said that the unfortunate event happened in the past, something that should no longer be revived.
“We have to unify the country and the country to be unified has to move forward,” he said.
“Hindi tayo pwedeng paulit-ulit, na balik nang balk for 35 years ago kung anong nangyari du’n. Alam na nating lahat kung anong nangyari 35 years ago, gawan natin ng paraan kung ano ang mangyayari ngayon,” the senator added.
(We can’t revive this over and over again—going back to 35 years ago and what happened then. We all know what happened 35 years ago. We need to make way for things that should be happening now.)