By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte would respect the decision of Congress on the proposed bill declaring September 11 a non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte to observe the birth anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his spokesman said.
On Wednesday, the House of Representative approved on third and final reading House Bill No. 7137 designating September 11 as President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Day in Ilocos Norte.
“Yan naman po ay katungkulan ng Kongreso. Rerespetuhin po kung ano ang magiging desisyon ng Kongreso,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press briefing Thursday.
“Alam naman niyo po bago maging batas yan dapat pumasa sa mababang kapulungan atsaka sa Senado. So, rerespetuhin ng Presidente kung ano maging desisyon ng mga policy makers sa Kongreso,” added Roque.
Imee Marcos, daughter of former strongman Marcos and close ally of Duterte, is currently serving her first term as senator.