Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has set his eyes on criticizing the Marcos family for the “greatest robbery of a government” as he warned voters against their return and asked them to “Google” their atrocities against the Filipino people.
Trillanes is a staunch critic of President Duterte even before he won the seat in Malacañang, but he has seemingly turned his attention to former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is aspiring to follow his father’s footsteps and win the presidency next year.
He’s running against opposition standard-bearer Vice President Leni Robredo, who has Trillanes’ full support.
“FACT: Nasa Guiness (sic) Book of World Records si Marcos (Marcos is in the Guinness Book of World Records) for GREATEST ROBBERY of a gov’t amounting to $5-10 billion,” he posted on Facebook on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
“Don’t take my word for it. I-google nyo. Paki-share para marami makaalam (Google it. Share so many will learn),” Trillanes said.
The Magdalo Party chair seems to be hinting at the fact that Marcos’ supporters are using social media as a reference to claiming that the Martial Law years, which started the spate of human rights violations and abuses in the country, are the golden years of the Philippines.
Marcos’ supporters are drumming up support for the former senator with many of them accused of faking records to justify their stand that the country was much better during the Marcos years.
Trillanes asked voters to choose wisely who they will vote for in 2022.
He followed his appeal with the hashtag #LeniKiko2022 to show support for the tandem of Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
The Guinness Book of World Records is a reference book that publishes annually a list of world records of both human achievements and extremes of the natural world.
In one of its entries, it called the late President Ferdinand Marcos, as the perpetrator of the “Greatest Robbery of a Government” for looting between $5 billion and $10 billion of the Philippines’ coffers.
But that didn’t stop the return of the Marcoses to politics with siblings Bongbong and Imee winning seats in the Senate.
The younger Marcos ran and lost against Robredo as vice president in 2016. His electoral protest was unanimously junked by the Supreme Court in February this year after an almost five-year battle.