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Afraid of Jessica Soho? Bongbong Marcos skips GMA Network interview but will sit down with Boy Abunda

Earlier this week, Marcos and running-mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte only answered three questions during a virtual caravan

Partido Federal ng Pilipinas’ bet Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr had citizens laughing after he refused to appear on GMA News Public Affairs’ Presidential Interviews.

Marcos was in the teaser of the program, but host Jessica Soho never got the chance to interview him on his policies.

24 Oras invited the top presidential candidates according to surveys but Vice President Leni Robredo, Sens. Panfilo Lacson and Manny Pacquiao, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno were the only ones to accept.

The program asked the aspirants about “their intentions behind running for the position, the controversies have thrown at them, their stand on pressing issues and their concrete plans should they be elected.”

Vic Rodriguez, Marcos’ spokesperson, also declined to answer questions on the former senator’s refusal to be interviewed. Earlier this week, Marcos and running-mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte only answered three questions during a virtual caravan.

The netizens said that Marcos’s decision not to appear only shows how weak he is. #MarcosDuwag then trended on social media.

Years ago, Marcos sat down with Soho, and he did not look good answering questions about the martial law era.

In the 2016 vice-presidential debates, Marcos left the staged battered.

The dictator’s son’s camp said shortly after that he declined an interview with Soho because the host is “biased against the Marcoses.”

“The reason why Bongbong Marcos decided not to join the Jessica Soho show is founded on our belief that the hostess of said popular talk show is biased against the Marcoses,” said Rodriguez in a statement.

“Therefore, we believe her questions will just focus on negativity about BBM which the UniTeam dislike and will not subscribe as it hopes that the discourse in any forum about this coming elections must focus on how the aspiring presidents will solve our country’s lingering problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and what their plans are for our country to roll up from economic stagnation,” he added.

He said Marcos would continue interacting with the voters on various platforms.

“We will continue with our way of communicating direct to the people in so many equally significant shows, platforms, and forums where all the attendees are allowed to present their visions, plans, and platforms freely, unfiltered and unhindered by any biases,” he added.

However, Marcos agreed to an interview with Boy Abunda in his return to television.

Written by Charles Teves

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