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Imee Marcos Credits 'Very Open-Minded' Millennials for Family's Revival

Millennials, do you agree?
by Ara Eugenio
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Photo/s: ScreenGrab: News5 Deretsahan: Sen. Imee Marcos

For Sen. Imee Marcos, daughter of late dictator Ferdinand, the "hostility" of those campaigning against her family's return to political power is no longer felt, crediting "very open-minded" millennials.

These millennials can discern truth from smear campaigns, the eldest of the Marcos children claimed in a recent interview with journalist Luchi Cruz-Valdez. 

"Parang hindi na namin masyadong nararamdaman yung ganyan at yung sinasabi mong hostility. Kasi sa totoo lang, yung mga millennials very open-minded. Nagtatanong nga ano yung katotohanan at hindi rin naniniwala sa lahat ng paninira, mga batikos," she said. 

In 2019, wherein the millennial vote was said to have largely determined the course of the midterm elections, Imee won a Senate seat, duplicating the feat of her younger brother, Bongbong, in 2010.

Bongbong Marcos' vice presidential bid in 2016 may have failed, but he spent the last five years lodging multiple electoral protests against Vice President Leni Robredo. The Supreme Court recently affirmed her victory.

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When asked whether she would vie for a higher position next year, the eldest Marcos child said no. "Si Bongbong ang tatakbo. Kung ano ang tatakbuhan, ayan antay-antay muna."

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"Ako, medyo may trabaho ako. At least I have a job until 2025," she said. That same year also happens to be the time Filipino taxpayers will have finally paid off billions of foreign debts her father's regime incurred 39 years before, data from think tank Ibon Foundation showed. 

Bongbong could run again for senator or vice president, and he is also open to the presidency, Imee said, later on reiterating that her family isn't dying to return to Malacañang.

"Unang-una, hindi naman kami nagpapakamatay na bumalik sa Malacañang. There isn't a great sinister strategic plan somewhere to go back to Malacanang at all. Talagang ayaw namin sana ng pulitika eh," she said, giving full credit to the "Solid North", their strong political base in northern Philippines provinces, for their return to politics even after her father's disgraced exit from the presidency. 

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"Hindi ko kayang baguhin ang kasaysayan. Ang akin lamang, eh kinakailangan yung side namin kasi nga tinatanong nga ng marami. [Kung] merong revisionism yun, I don't think so," she said.

"'Yun din yung duty ika nga, na sabihin kung anong alam namin, ano yung side para magkaroon tayo ng kabuuhan ng katotohanan at ng kasaysayan," she added.

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