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Did Bongbong Marcos just admit that he’d get arrested if he traveled to the US?

In an interview with a lesser-known journalist, Marcos said if he wanted to visit a city like San Francisco, he first had to ask a judge in Hawaii for permission

Malacañang aspirant Bongbong Marcos has seemingly admitted that he can’t travel to the United States without getting arrested.

In an interview with a lesser-known journalist, Marcos said if he wanted to visit a city like San Francisco, he first had to ask a judge in Hawaii for permission.

“Kung pupunta ako San Francisco, kailangan ko dumaan ng Hawaii kausapin ko yung judge ‘dun bago ako tutuloy sa San Francisco.” he explained.

He no longer does it because he knows authorities can arrest him in US territory anytime, and he isn’t willing to take the risk.

“Baka may makaisip lamang na ‘Sige, ikulong natin ‘to.’ Kaya nilang gawin ‘yun. Dati ginagawa nila saamin ‘yun eh.

“Kaya sabi ko don’t take the risk anymore. Tapos kung kasama ko ang family, there’s no need to take the risk.” the former senator said.

There have been talks on social media that Marcos and selected family members aren’t allowed to step foot in the US.

In October 2012, a US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a contempt judgment against Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. His mother, Imelda, and the estate of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos for violating an injunction that barred them from dissipating assets of the estate.

Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Loretta Ann P. Rosales said that US lawyers told her that the Marcoses were no longer welcome in the country.

“The contempt ruling means that the US courts are taking seriously the disrespect shown by the Marcoses. More than the heavy fines, this is a big embarrassment to the family who has shown no remorse for the deeds they made,” she said.

Supporters of Vice President Leni Robredo are using this issue as another reason she deserves the presidency over the dictator’s son.


Written by Gianni Russo

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