Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos on Monday said President Aquino “had not been nice” to her family.
The widow of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos said she hoped the Filipino people would be wiser in choosing the next president in 2016.
“All I can say is something personal; they have not been nice to the Marcoses,” Rep. Marcos said. She is set to attend Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday.
“I’m sure that after six years, people will be smarter in choosing a president who will do great things for them, so this country will be great again,” she added, echoing the battle cry of her husband who ruled the country with an iron fist for 20 years.
Rep. Marcos declined to answer questions about the candidacy of her son Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, who is believed to be considering a run for Vice President.
“I don’t want to talk about elections. …. Let’s wait until October, let’s see what will happen,” she said.
“When you talk about the nation, you talk about democracy, when you talk about democracy , you talk about justice for all, not for one,” she added.
Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines under martial law from 1966 to 1986, and it was under his administration President Aquino’s father, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., was assassinated.
Imelda Marcos’ family is subject of the government’s civil forfeiture case, for which her prized paintings and jewellery were ordered seized by the Sandiganbayan. The fabulously valuable family treasures are believed to be part of the late dictator’s alleged ill-gotten wealth.
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