Toni Gonzaga Asks Bongbong Marcos: Will You Change History Books?


President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said there was no reason to revise history when it comes to his late father's presidency, adding that he would only order a rewrite of history books "only if they are wrong."

Speaking to Toni Gonzaga in an interview aired on ALLTV on his 65th birthday, Marcos said family can back up everything they say about the administration of his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

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"Kapag sinasabi nilang historical revisionism, sabihin mo 'Banggitin mo yung isang halimbawa na may sinabi ako na hindi totoo'. Pagkatapos niyong gawin yun, marami akong ipapakita na sinabi ninyo na hindi totoo, and I will prove it," he said.

"We recognize naman the problems that happened, the abuses that occurred like in any war, all of these things that are already part of history.... There's no reason to revise history," he added.

Critics have accused the Marcos family of seeking to revise history as Marcos Jr. successfully ran for president in the May 9 elections.

Asked if he was going to change textbooks now that he is in power, Marcos Jr. said: "Only if they are wrong."

"Factual naman e. You can check facts. Let's talk about facts, not political opinion. What are the things that actually did happen that we can show, we can prove?" he said.

"Lahat ng aming sinasabi kaya namin patunayan. Kaya paano naman nagiging revision of history?" he added.

Marcos Jr. also said he was not hurt by accusations that his father was a dictator, claiming that there were more consultations with various sectors during his father's time than in any other administration.


"That's why for me, you can say what you want, that's your opinion. You're wrong," he said. "It would hurt me if they were right, but they were wrong."

Marcos Jr.'s older sister, Sen. Imee Marcos, also earlier rejected criticisms that their family was seeking to revise history, saying they will just tell their "side of the story."

Martial law victims have opposed Marcos Jr.'s presidential candidacy, saying it's like "spitting on the graves" of those who died during his family's rule.

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