“Yung nakita ko ‘yung ibang tatakbo, nakikinig ako sa kanila, sabi ko, hindi yata napag-isipan nang mabuti ‘yung kanilang sinasabing plataporma o plano para sa COVID at para sa ekonomiya,” said presidential aspirant former senator Bongbong Maros.
This verbal assault on his rivals by the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in an exclusive interview with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and broadcaster Erwin Tulfo aired on PTV-4, was feasted on by critics as one of the funniest jokes in the 2022 election.
While the nine other candidates were hot in attending and participating in presidential debates where they showcased their plans and programs and platforms of governnance, Bongbong Marcos was a perennial no-show in all the events.
Instead of attending presidential debates, Bongbong campaigns like a broken record nationwide speaking only about his platform of natioonal unity as if the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is a disunited government.
Critics say Bongbong skips the debates because he has no program of governance to present to the people.