The camp of presidential aspirant ex-senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. purposely did not attend a debate on the GMA-7 television network because the host of the event, television broadcaster Jessica Soho, “has always been biased against the Marcoses.”
The spokesperson of Bongbong, son of thelate dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., defended the decision of the former senator to decline the invitation to appear in the show.
“Presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos’ duty is to the Filipino people and not to a particular TV show or program host,” lawyer Victor Rodriguez said in a statement on Saturday.
Of the top 5 front-lining presidential candidates invited to the show, only Vice President Leni Robredo, Sens. Panfilo Lacson and Manny Pacquiao, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno accepted and sat down for a one-on-one interview with the veteran journalist.
GMA News Public Affairs’ Presidential Interviews will be aired on Saturday night.
“We will continue with our way of communicating direct to the people in so many equally significant shows, platforms and forums where all the attendees are allowed to present their visions, plans and platforms freely, unfiltered and unhindered by any biases.” he said.