Marcos scion draws flak for remark on 'grueling' campaign


Posted at Apr 16 2019 11:35 AM


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MANILA -- The eldest son of former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos has drawn flak online anew for a comment on campaigning under the sweltering summer heat. 

Sandro Marcos recently shared on social media photos of him campaigning around Ilocos region, his family's bailiwick. His aunt, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, is running for senator. 

"Man having to campaign during the summer is grueling #SunburntLyf," the 25-year-old Sandro said in a tweet last April 10. 

The remark did not sit well with some social media users, whose comments alluded to the Marcos family's wealth allegedly plundered from public coffers. 

"Kaunting tiyaga lang brod. Isipin mo na lang ang mga magsasaka at ordinaryong manggagawa na kumapal na ang balat sa trabaho at sa pagbibilad sa araw," read one comment by @itsjustaglitch.

"Tapos sa huli mapupunta lang sa pagbabayad ng ninakaw ng angkan nyo ang pinaghirapan nila. O di ba ang liit lang ng problema mo?" it added. 

(Just be patient, bro. Think about the farmers and ordinary workers whose skin had hardened due to their work and exposure to the sun. In the end, their suffering would just end up as payment for what your family stole. Doesn't your problem seem petty?) 

Other replies to Sandro's tweet are the following. 

During the 2016 elections, Sandro made headlines for accusing the Aquino administration of cheating in the elections in favor of his father's opponent, Vice President Leni Robredo. 

Sandro also mistakenly shaded 2 circles for president on his ballot, invalidating his vote for the country’s top post.

The Marcos scion earned his master's degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017. 

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