LOOK: Marcos comic book shows 'abuse' of US soldiers

Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

BULACAN - Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. also has a comic book for his vice-presidential campaign.

This comes on the heels of a controversial comic book released by supporters of administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas.

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In the 20-page comic book, the Marcos family is portrayed as having been unfairly treated during the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, especially when they were flown to Hawaii.

The drawings show that they were harassed and dragged by American soldiers, with some pointing their guns at the Marcoses.

The younger Marcos is depicted as trying to put up a resistance against the US soldiers, who says threats to the Marcoses were the reason why they were to be flown to Hawaii.

"What threat?! No! We have to go back home now! Bakit niyo kami ginaganito? May sakit ang tatay ko," Marcos was quoted as saying in the comics.

The comic book further says that the accusations and allegations against the family are all lies.

"Kung anu-anong pambibintang na ang pinaratang sa pamilya nila na halos ay panghinaan na niya (Bongbong) ng loob," the comic book reads. "Lahat ng panlilinlang at kasinungalingan ay ginawa nang mga sundalong Amerikano para takutin ang pamilya Marcos. Walang nagawa si Bongbong kundi maluha na lang."

It also depicts the desire of Marcos Jr., wearing a cape like a superhero, to go back to the country to serve the Filipino people.

"Natauhan si Bongbong at pinangakong pagbalik niya ay itutuloy ang pagaasikaso at paglilingkod sa bayan," the comic book reads, revealing how Marcos slipped through authorities by using a fake name and passport.

Drawn beside him is a lady whose name was not written but says, "Magtago ka muna sa men's room. Pag tinawag kita, ibig sabihin paalis yung eroplanong sasakyan mo. Gamitin mo na muna yung pangalan na nasa pasaporte para hindi ka nila mahalata."

Marcos flew to Hong Kong from Hawaii then to Manila where he was greeted by a large crowd. When he won as governor of Ilocos Norte in 1998, Marcos was quoted as saying that he will follow the footsteps of his father.

"Ang asikasong naibuhos ng tatay ko noon ay asikasong maaasahan ninyo ngayon," Marcos says in the comics.

The senator said the comic book was produced by his camp and re-produced by some of his supporters. He said its contents are true.

"Talagang aping-api kami noong nasa Amerika kami, iniipit kami ng mga Amerikanong sundalo," Marcos said. "Pero di naman ako sinasabi na maawa kayo sa amin, pinapakita lang namin ang naging buhay namin."

The first half of the comic book is mostly about his childhood and education abroad where he also experienced hardships being away from his family. There are also portions about how he met his wife, Atty. Liza Marcos, and his achievements during his term as governor and senator.

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