Bongbong: Next President should not be revengeful

Senator Bongbong Marcos believes that the next President of the Republic should not be revengeful. “We should do away with what we have been seeing in the past few years when recent administrations adopted a deliberate campaign of vengeance against their political foes, practically making it a national policy,” the senator said today in a radio interview.

He said that next President should not make it a government policy to jail political opponents. Marcos said such policy, adopted in the past and present administrations, is counterproductive and divides Filipinos.

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sent her predecessor President Joseph Estrada to jail on charges of plunder. Arroyo met the same fate under the Aquino administration.

The Aquino administration had also actively sought the impeachment of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, who is an appointee of Arroyo.

However, he said if President Aquino had indeed violated the laws, then he should face charges that may be filed against him after his term but the next administration should not have a direct hand in the filing of such charges and should treat them as any ordinary criminal case.

“What the next President should strive is to unite the country so that every Filipino could work together for the good of our country – not for personal gain, not for the benefit of a party, but for the benefit of the entire nation,” Senator Bongbong said.