Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos dodged an ambush interview question on leadership from the BBC, based on a Twitter video posted Wednesday by the British public broadcaster's Manila correspondent.
The clip posted by the BBC's Howard Johnson has gone viral with 60,000 likes and 7,000 retweets as of Thursday morning.
"Mr. Marcos, can you really be a good president if you don't answer serious questions? Can you really be a good president if you're not doing serious interviews?" Johnson asked Marcos from the crowd.
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"Are you hiding something from the public? Are you hiding something, Mr. Marcos?" he asked again. Marcos kept walking.
Marcos is not obligated to answer questions from foreign journalists, said Vic Rodriguez, his spokesperson and chief of staff.
"Ang obligasyon ni presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos ay sa ating kapwa n'ya Pilipino at hindi sa mga banyaga kagaya ng BBC," he told SMNI on Thursday.
Rodriguez earlier said Marcos wouldn't attend any debate or forum with his rivals if it's meant to pit candidates against each other.
He was present during the Apollo Quiboloy-owned SMNI debates. Quiboloy, who is wanted by the FBI in the U.S. for human trafficking, endorsed Marcos for president. He also granted an interview to his wedding goddaughter Toni Gonzaga.