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Lito Atienza Won’t Work with Bongbong Marcos if They Win

Vice Presidential aspirant Lito Atienza said that he rather give up his seat than work with presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Atienza stated on Friday that if both candidates win their separate elections, he will be unable to cooperate with them. Instead of serving with Marcos, the son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Atienza stated he would prefer to give way to the next vice presidential candidate with the highest votes.

“Iba po ang ugali ni Bongbong eh. Sabi nga ng kanyang sariling ama, nung siya’y lumalaki pa lamang bilang isang batang lalaki ay tamad,” the lawmaker and former Manila mayor told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

“There are great big chances I would not serve with him, even President (Rodrigo) Duterte calls him pothead. Biro mo babantayan ko pa ang aking president. Siguro yung sumusunod sa’kin yun ang ating paglingkurin. Wala po akong gagawing iba kundi bantayan ang presidente. Lugi na naman ang bayan,” he added.

Duterte has also referred to Marcos as a “spoiled” and “weak leader,” and Atienza has urged Marcos’ spokesperson, lawyer Vic Rodriguez, to take part in a discussion against him in order to demonstrate that Martial Law was beneficial to the country.

“If you prove me wrong, I will retire from politics altogether and apologize to the nation. But if I prove you wrong and I’m able to prove Marcos indeed abused the Filipino people, kaya siya tinatawag na the biggest crook in the world… Nakakahiya ang biggest thief in the world ay Pilipino,” he said.

He dares him to a face-to-face discussion that will reportedly appear on television or in public, rather than on social media. He recommended Plaza Miranda. After President Duterte alleged a presidential contender running in 2022 used cocaine, Marcos declared he tested negative for drug usage.

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