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Baste issues an apology to Marcos 

baste issues an apology to marcos

Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte has offered an apology for his critical remarks about President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., as disclosed by Senator Imee Marcos on Tuesday, January 30.

Senator Marcos shared that Baste, the youngest son of former president Rodrigo Duterte, personally contacted her to express regret for his comments made over the weekend.

“Mayor Baste reached out to me. He was very sorry. I understand him because he was very emotional. Imagine your father and brother being in jail, your emotions will surely revolt,” she said.

The mayor from Davao, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, urged President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who is the brother of Senator Marcos, to step down from his position.

“Instead of opening up new opportunities, especially for those in the lower classes to improve the lives of the Filipinos, they are focusing on themselves,” he said.

“Mr. President, if you don’t have love and aspirations for your country, resign,” he added.

Senator Marcos distanced herself from the apparent verbal conflict between her brother and the former president, whom she regarded as a “close friend.”

“I would not take part of it. Let them handle that. It is sick. That is the only thing I can say,” she said.

Marcos Jr. and his predecessor, Duterte, publicly exchanged accusations of substance dependency against each other. 

Prior to his official visit to Vietnam on Monday, the president made critical remarks about the 78-year-old father of his former running mate, Vice President Sara Duterte.

“I think it’s the fentanyl,” Marcos said when asked for a reaction to the former president’s accusation against him that he is a “drug addict.”

“Fentanyl is the strongest painkiller you can buy. It is highly addictive and it has very serious side effects and PRRD has been taking the drug for a very long time now,” he added.

In response, the former president alleged that his successor is a drug addict, making this claim during a prayer rally organized by his supporters in Davao City.

“When I was the mayor, the (Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency) presented evidence to me. Your name was on the (drug) list. I didn’t want to reveal it because we were friends, or if not friends, at least acquaintances,” Duterte said.

Nevertheless, the PDEA refuted this claim the following day, emphasizing that the president’s name has never been included in their drug watch list.


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