Decades after the name of the Marcoses was "stained", president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. now has an opportunity to clean their name, said Senator-elect Robin Padilla on Tuesday (Jun 28).
According to Inquirer, Padilla was asked about his expectations of the Marcos administration during an interview at the Senate. “Syempre, ilang dekada din na dinungisan ang kanilang pangalan. Ito rin ‘yung pagkakataon na kanyang linisin ang kanilang pangalan (It has been decades since their name was stained. This is the time for him to clean their name)"
He added, “Alam ko, batid ko na gagawin niya ang lahat. Naniniwala ako na gagawin niya ang lahat para sa bayan natin (I know and believe that he will do everything for our country)"
The former actor also said Marcos' appointment of himself as the head of the Department of Agriculture (DA) was the “best” decision in the country.
Marcos had pledged during his campaign to bring the price of palay or unmilled rice to P20 per kilo. However, recent assessments suggest that rice prices may increase by as much as P6 per kilogram by the end of the year, while the rising cost of production could in turn dissuade farmers from planting the staple.
Outgoing DA Secretary William Dar also said that Marcos' goal is “not yet possible”.