Sandro insist he’s a normal congressman despite being PBBM’s son

Published July 4, 2022, 2:00 PM

by Ellson Quismorio

Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos may be the presidential son, but he still wants to be treated like a normal congressman.

Ilocos Norte 1st district Rep. Sandro Marcos (Contributed photo)

Rep. Marcos was among the 59 participants Monday, July 4 of the second day of the executive course on legislation for new members of the 19th Congress.

In a chance interview, the newbie solon was asked if he has been treated differently by his House of Representatives colleagues based on the face that he is the son of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

“I don’t think so. Nung may konting dinner…noong nag-dinner ako, sinabi ko naman sa karamihan ng mga congressman na sana they treat me just as their equal (During a dinner with congressmen, I told most of them that I hope they treat me just as their equal),” he said.

“I understand naman that being the presidential son puts me in the in this unique situation as well aa being a representative of Ilocos Norte,” noted the 28-year-old.

“But so far, karamihan naman ng mga tao dito ay nakikila ko na noong ako ay nagtrabaho bilang staff ni (I’ve already met most of the people here when I worked as a staff of) majority leader and incoming Speaker Martin Romualdez,” he said.

So non-special is Rep. Marcos’s view of himself that he joked that he would still be willing to “make coffee” for the congressmen, just like the old days.

“Kaya ang biro ko sa kanila, eh noon, ako ang gumagawa ng kape nila, ako gumagawa ng bills, ako nag-aayos ng kung anu-anong batas. Eh kahit congressman ako, ako pa rin gagawa ng kape nila (I tease them that back then, I used to make them coffee, I prepare their bills, and fix whatever laws. Even if I’m a congressman now, I’d still make coffee for them),” he said.

Romualdez, Leyte’s 1st district representative, mentored the younger Marcos in preparation for his candidacy as Ilocos Norte congressman. The latter won his seat during the May 9 polls.