Former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Speaks Stand on Publicizing SALN
BONGBONG MARCOS – Presidential aspirant and former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is not in favor of making his SALN public for political purposes.
The May 2022 Election is a few months away and interviews about the presidential aspirants have started. Their stand on certain national issues was revealed and the public is being given more basis in choosing who to give their support to in the upcoming poll.
There are ten (10) presidential candidates that remain on the official ballot of the Election 2022 according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). One of them is former Sen. Bongbong Marcos who is running under Partido Federal ng Pilipinas. Several other national parties also expressed support to Marcos Jr.
Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid is surrounded by issues and controversies regarding the regime of his late father, his tax evasion cases, and the alleged ill-gotten wealth of his family. Petitions seeking to cancel his candidacy were filed before the Comelec and some have already been junked.
Recently, former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. spoke on one of the issues in the political arena – the making of a president’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) public. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the standard-bearer of PFP is against it for political purposes. He is open to do it if it will be given to the “agents of the board”.
According to former Sen. Marcos, he learned his stand from what happened to ousted former Chief Justice Renato Corona. He claimed that there was no issue in the SALN of the then Chief Justice but it was allegedly manipulated to make it look like there is.
Marcos Jr. stressed that what happened to Corona was not an objective judgment or effective decision but a “political decision”. According to the report, the presidential aspirant is willing to given his SALN but to the agents of the board or the board itself “but not to the public”.
“Kasi kung lahat lahat ng politiko may kalaban, eh makakahanap yan, makakagawa ng issue,” Marcos Jr. said in a forum.
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