Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. should return to the Filipino people money stolen by his father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano also said the senator should also apologize to the people for the mistakes of his father who placed the country under martial law in his more than two decades of rule.
In “Ikaw na Ba: The DZMM Vice Presidential Interviews,” Cayetano said that aside from apologizing, Marcos should return his family’s ill-gotten wealth.
The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is still trying to recover money and properties stolen by Marcos that Cayetano said amounts to billions of pesos.
It was his late father who committed the plunder but Cayetano said the senator inherited the ill-gotten wealth.
He clarified that although he is not blaming the younger Marcos, the Marcoses should at least settle the issue of ill-gotten wealth.
Cayetano and Marcos are running for vice president in the May election in a six-man race that includes Senator Chiz Escudero, Senator Gringo Honasan, Senator Antonio Trillanes and CamSur congresswoman Leni Robredo.
Marcos is running second to Escudero in surveys for vice presidential preference. He would be a step away from the presidency if he wins in May.
If the issue of the ill-gotten wealth is not settled and Marcos becomes president, what will the PCGG do? he said.