Bongbong to accept Cabinet post if tapped by Digong
Defeated vice presidential bet, former senator Bongbong Marcos said he’ll say be “happy and proud” to serve in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, if offered a position.
Speaking to reporters in Pampanga Wednesday (April 5), Marcos said that he simply can’t say “no” to a potential offer from President Duterte to serve the country.
“You know, you cannot… If a President asks you to serve in whatever capacity, hindi mo naman pwedeng hindian. Siyempre para sa bansa yan,” he said.
“Of course, I will be happy, I’ll be proud, and I’ll be honored to serve in any position in the Duterte administration,” added the son of former strongman president, the late Ferdinand Marcos.
Incidentally, a juicy position in the Cabinet was opened recently with Duterte’s sacking of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mike Sueno on Monday (April 3).
However, Marcos said he and his pal Duterte have not spoken in weeks, thus they haven’t discussed anything about an appointment. If anything, the ex-senator acknowledged that he is still covered by the year-long appointment ban, which will lapse next month.
“You know, the year-long ban is not yet over so that’s all a little premature, at least in my case,” he said.
Marcos also has a pending election protest against his May 2016 tormentor, incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo. He said he has a legal team that will study how his poll protest will be affected in the event he does get appointed by Duterte.
“It depends on the position I suppose we leave that to the lawyers to study. Pero ang pagkaalam ko ay it is only during an election you are abandoning your protest,” he said.