First, he continues to block efforts to retrieve the ill-gotten wealth amassed by his family.
That's hundreds of billions that could have been used for free medicines, healthcare, and social interventions for the poor. Do we want a president that blocks efforts to return the people's money to the public coffers?
Second, his non-payment of taxes. Marcos had vast sources of income after holding office as vice governor, governor and even after being appointed a board member of Philcomsat, with a paycheck amounting to $9,700.
Ang municipal clerk sa isang munisipyo nagbabayad ng tax. Ang ordinaryong guro nagbabayad ng tax. Siya na mayaman, hindi nagbabayad ng tax?
Third, Marcos had always been complicit in Martial Law. As then governor of Ilocos Norte, he tolerated human rights violations in his province. During the EDSA uprising, he was in military fatigues, ready to attack Filipinos who were demanding his father’s removal from office.
To this day, the younger Marcos shows no remorse over the atrocities and failures of the Marcos dictatorship.
True, a son is not accountable for the sins of his father. Bongbong Marcos has his own sins that make him undeserving of the presidency.

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