Son on Bongbong as president: It's up to him

Posted at 09/12/2013 7:21 PM

MANILA -- The 19-year-old son of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. does not mind if his father runs for president in 2016.

Ferdinand Alexander Marcos made the statement in an interview on the ABS-CBN show "Tapatan ni Tunying" after his grandmother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, said Bongbong is fit to become the Philippines' top official.

Xandro said he will support his father, whatever his decision will be come 2016.

"It's up to him, siya talaga 'yung magdedesisyon. Pero close naman kami so kahit ano ang gusto niya eh susuportahan namin," he said in the interview, which was done last July and aired on ABS-CBN on Thursday.

The younger Marcos went on to praise his clan, saying that he has learned a lot from them.

"Marami akong natututunan sa kanila," he said.

Bongbong is the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, who placed the Philippines under martial law from 1972 to 1981.

While he is not closing his doors on the idea of following in his father's footsteps, Bongbong said it is too early to say if he will decide to run for President in the next elections.