Imee Marcos may seek a Senate seat in 2019

Wednesday March 07, 2018 ()

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos on Tuesday, March 6, 2017, said she may run for senator next year since her brother, former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., is not willing to drop his election protest against Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo.

Imee told reporters who attended the Pandesal forum in Quezon City there's a 50-50 chance that she will seek a Senate seat. She said:

Imee Marcos


"Napag-usapan na ito sa pamilya namin dahil itong protesta ni Bongbong is taking forever. Maaaring iba na lang ang tatakbo sa national office dahil ayaw na rin niyang iabandona ang kanyang protesta."

Imee, however, did not reveal under what party she will run.

The governor had hinted on a Senate run in her speech during the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City on February 24.

When asked whether running for Senate is her way of reviving the Marcos legacy, Imee said her decision will not affect what her father, former president Ferdinand Marcos, has done for the country during his term:

"Yung pagtakbo sa political office eh wala namang kinalaman sa legacy. 'Yung legacy eh mananatili yan kahit anong gawin mo sa politika. At the end of the day, my father's legacy will stand on its own and will be judged generation after generation."


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