There is no reason to expect that Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. would be a 'good' president. Like all of his contemporaries, he is the epitome of the traditional politician. Filipinos — especially northerners — point out that he has done much to improve their lives. That does not demonstrate principled leadership. It's an example of the same old partisan politics — reallocating and redistributing as much of the country's wealth that he will allow to his 'kababayans.' They overlook the fact that Marcos is NOT a representative of Ilocos; he is a SENATOR of the REPUBLIC. That is an office that serves the NATION; ALL Filipinos, NOT his local network of relatives, friends, cronies and hangers-on. His office represents ALL ethnic groups; it isn't limited to people born in the Ilocos region. Understanding that the President of the Republic represents ALL Filipinos should come first.
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