Bongbong open to running for president

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 21 2015 09:59 PM | Updated as of Nov 04 2016 05:49 PM

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. on Saturday said he is open to running for president in 2016.

Speaking to dzMM, Marcos said running for re-election is his default option in 2016, but he noted that he is also mulling on running for the country's top post in 2016.

"Ang iniisip ko lamang ay magre-reelection sa Senado. Iyon ang aking tinatawag na default setting, pero siyempre maraming nagsasabi na dapat akong tumakbo, na kaya naman siguro manalo,'' he said.

''Pinapakinggan ko naman silang lahat at syempre nakakataba ng puso na malakas ang suporta nila sa atin. Pag-aaralan natin ng mabuti iyan."

Marcos said he is taking his time in deciding which government post to seek in 2016, noting he still studying the political situation in the country.

He added he still busy with his work as a senator to think about his plan for 2016.

"Sa palagay ko mula ngayon, hanggang sa pag-file sa Oktubre, sa kahit anong posisyon ay palagay ko, marami pang mangyayari sa larangan ng pulitika kaya't pagmasdan muna natin at tiganan natin,'' he said.

Marcos' mother, former first lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, had for several times in the past declared her desire for her son to follow in the footsteps of his father, the late former President Ferdinand Marcos.