MANILA - Ilocos Norte Governor and Senate aspirant Imee Marcos on Saturday appeared to court members of the LGBT sector as she branded herself as a “tunay na bakla” who should be placed in Senate.
“Kering-keri po iyan. Sa lahat ng mga nag-gagala sa buong daigdig. Maglagay ng tunay na bakla sa Senado. Ako na po iyon. kering-keri po iyan. Maraming salamat,” Marcos told the audience at the campaign sortie of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Biñan City, Laguna.
To put context, Marcos made the remarks in front of the members of the Gay Alliance for Len Alonte (GALA), a gay group supportive of Biñan City Rep. Marlyn “Len” Alonte.
On Twitter, some users reacted to Marcos’ remarks.
“Geeee who knew Imee Marcos could turn the LGBT to straights,” said Twitter user @EstebanTawagoso.
“Di naman parlorista ang hanap natin sa Senado,” said @dlaregarch.
“Sorry but NO! The LGBT Community despises you,” said @Boy01Ztar.