Martial Law Legacy

Who better to lead the country after 2010 than someone with a mandate for greatness in his blood? Who better to say that yes, the Philippines can be great again? Who can command the devotion and loyalty of entire provinces based merely on his political pedigree?

Why, Ilocos Rep. Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos, Jr., of course.

Say what?

Say what?

With both parents prominent in national politics during the Marcos regime (being, in fact, the Marcos regime) surely, the fruit cannot fall far from the tree? That, at least, is what his mother former First Lady Imelda Marcos who has been “practically pushing him to run for a higher office” reckons.

Which makes sense, I guess. After all, both Bong Bong and Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III carry their fathers’ names, and the attendant shoes that have to be filled. Both have silly nicknames, and both have served in local politics. Imelda is also sort of like Pres. Corazon Aquino in that she is also a widow. That’s pretty much it, I guess. But still, if Sen. Aquino can cash in on People Power nostalgia, then Bong Bong should be able to as well.



  1. Traditionally, every Filipino male 1st born is offered up to the Political gods and is made to run for office, in some way, shape or form (case in point above, but is Mar R. a 1st born? How about Mikey? Or Sonny? Maybe even Willy?). We’re kind of like the Irish but instead of preisthood, our calling is either to the upper house (or lower house if we really have to start from the bottom), then we eventually earn prominence in the political arena not for our public works but who can sport the tightest shirt in the senate (when not in session, of course – see Chiz Escudero and company).

    It is funny how the Indio population gauge our local political heroes. Use a little product to shine up the hair, do a few push ups to pump the guns and barrel the chest before coffee at a hotel lobby, don a short sleeve plaid shirt by Faconnable, then it’s off to the races.

    Image is everything and if those political aspirants knew that from the get-go, there would have been a heck of a lot more smartly dressed kids in the late 70’s at my pre-school.

    I digress.

    I say go out and exercise your right to vote and cross your fingers Johnny’s suggestion will remain as such.

  2. there are no good politicians. whoever sits will have his way on deceiving people. philippines politician are corrupt. there are no exceptions. 🙂

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