Ferdinand Alexander ‘Sandro’ Marcos – A star is born!

Articulate and charming. Those two words alone describe how Ferdinand Alexander ‘Sandro’ Marcos came across to his audience at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines yesterday while delivering a speech on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on behalf of his father Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr.

Senator Marcos was downed by food poisoning during a Father’s Day dinner the previous night.

The younger Marcos who is currently living and studying in the United Kingdom exhibited a slight struggle with the Tagalog portions of the speech. But people were nonetheless clearly taken by Sandro, who drew swoons from the audience when less than a minute into reading his father’s speech he stumbled into its first Tagalog words. His sheepish smile as he paused to regain his composure following that slight hitch drew even more swoons!

Caught in an ambush interview afterwards, the younger Marcos held his own clearly communicating his ideas on what it means to be the son of a senator (and one who is the only son of a former president) and to be of an age where the prospect of following his elders’ footsteps into Philippine politics was a possibility he could credibly talk about.

To Sandro, a son of a politician being open to a career in politics is the most natural thing. Call it dynasty politics if you will, but it is as natural as at least one of a lawyer’s kids likely going to law school or a farmer’s son learning his father’s trade. If one is exposed to something growing up, that something will naturally be top of mind when the time comes to choose a university course or career.

One can easily see the difference between bad breeding and good breeding — in the manner with which one respects the intelligence of his or her audience. We can’t help but compare: on one hand, the polished poise and eloquence of a Marcos scion and, on the other, the shrill infantile showbiz-speak of Kris Aquino.

The elephant in the room in this instance is the obvious question: Which of the two was raised well?

More imporantly…

Which of the two families would Filipinos choose to represent the character of their society?

Democracy, after all, is about giving the greater public access to choice. The choices Filipinos make in the coming elections — and, for that matter, the many others that will follow it — will define their character as a people.

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Sick Amore
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Also saw this in my newsfeed. Never thought of BBM’s son up until today. But the news is more about him possibly following his father’s footsteps and nothing about BBM’s speech about BBL. That food poisoning is bad timing. Sandro carrying himself well and taking international politics must have brought up the dynasty issue (and best of all because he is his father’s son). It’s not every day anyway that people get to meet young ones with his charm and character. Besides, it’s the people and media who made a fuss over him. It’s not that that’s what he wanted… Read more »
Grimwald
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Nah, Josh seems better. Josh is always quiet.

T
Guest

i do hope i’d be still alive to see if there’ll be a sandro vs bimby slug-out in the 2052 elections

Grimwald
Member

Slug-Out of epic proportions dapat!

MIMI
Guest

BIMBY AGAD DI PO BA PWEDENG SANDRO VS JOSH MUNA

Bimbim
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Never….please please .. Never to Aquinos.

gerry
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marcos yan, in no doubt, matalino at makabayan

neil tristan yabut
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for the nth fucking time, it’s called FILIPINO, dammit!

mga bobo

ChinoF
Member

Filipino, nothing more than a cover term attached to Tagalog. But it’s Tagalog through and through.

ChinoF
Member

Try to speak Filipino, what comes out is Tagalog. When you speak Bisaya, it’s not Filipino, it’s called Bisaya.

neil tristan yabut
Guest

but how about when they are written? does writing a filipino sentence still come out as tagalog?

neil tristan yabut
Guest
i already explained the meaning to Chloe: 1. you don’t consider the details 2. you don’t follow the rules 3. you don’t appreciate the political (and linguistic) processes that went into creating filipino as a national language 4. you just complain and complain. or are you complaining because you can’t understand? hay bobo. hayy sobrang bobo. puro reklamo. wala namang isinasalang sa solusyon. even ateneo de manila made a survey on the prevalence of local languages, and named filipino as tagalog (hindi man lang filipino/tagalog), which is ok, because some of their respondents might have finished high school way before… Read more »
neil tristan yabut
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‘Tagalugin mo na lang.’?

well that’s wrong.

you’re gonna use this as a reference, an oft-used expression?

raise your game, man!

neil tristan yabut
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even tagalog has a lot of loan words, both from both local and foreign languages. how do you explain that?

andrew
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i’ll explain, because of Spain control for 300 years.

go down south sa batangas para makarining ka ng pure tagalog ang gamit.

example:
straw = patulayan (ung ginagamit sa pang sipsip sa chuckie/moo)
“aba’y mayroon ka bang patulayan?”
“wag kang sumabat hindi ka naman kapulong.”:D
“naalala ko pa noong mga panahon na iyon.”

may batagueno akong tropa. ganyan magtagalog.

we still have purist baka hindi mo lang na-e-encounter.

Naknak
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Agree. But for me, oficial language should be both Tagalog and English. Pwede naman dalawa e. Siguro dahil universal language na ang English (and all countries study English) and majority of Filipinos are more fluent in Tagalog than in English dahil exclusive iyon sa bansa natin (used in pre and post-colonial times), they choose Tagalog which they changed to Filipino. The “mother tongue” (native dialect) is the second language. Filipino is a Tagalog-based language so it doesn’t made sense that they have to change Tagalog to Filipino.

neil tristan yabut
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1. no one’s questioning the existence of more than 1 official language. at issue is the difference between filipino and tagalog
2. no one changed tagalog to filipino. tagalog is still tagalog, albeit in several dialects. the government created filipino based on tagalog. and filipino has no dialects.

Presidente Emilio
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Sana ibalik din ang Spanish.

andrew
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Filipino is used internationally so that our foreign friends won’t get confused.

if germans speak german, French speak French, then Filipino speaks Filipino. it doesn’t mean na tagalog ung language. it only means you speak a Filipino dialect. it may be ilocano, bicolano, ilonggo, etc.

yan ang understanding ko.

eto ung link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKxwFhhmH2A

andrew
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mas ok ung ginawa ni lee kuan yew sa singapore. english ung medium of instruction sa schools. ung sa constitution natin ganito: (mga natandaan ko lang nabasa ko na un eh) 1. Tagalog is the official dialect 2. it should be the “secondary” dialect for non-tagalog people So, kung bisaya ako, kelangan ko pang matuto mag tagalog then english. so, lumalabas 3 dialects ang alam ko. So, kung tagalog ako, then english kaagad secondary ko. may problema kasi yan adre, dahil sa law na ito, it always favors the tagalog people. ang kultura na pag-gamit ng PO at OPO ay… Read more »
neil tristan yabut
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1. Tagalog is the official dialect
2. it should be the “secondary” dialect for non-tagalog people

seriously? wrong! read again

boy
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ayaw nag saba2 diha tristan, alingog-ngog kay ka da

Carmela
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I’ll have what he’s having.

andrew
Guest

eto ung link sa youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKxwFhhmH2A

the difference between Filipino and Pilipino

neil tristan yabut
Guest

fyi, english was never a national language of the philippines. in fact, the americans during the commonwealth opposed it because it’ll be expensive for them.

english, however, is still maintained as an official language of the republic, and as a medium of instruction in schools.

get your terminologies right. or do i have to teach you the basics?

neil tristan yabut
Guest

of course no one is asking mr. youngblood the hard questions, such as: ‘why are you not helping in returning the money stolen by your grandfather?’

Jim DiGriz
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Aaaaaw, shut up already about this constant stolen money crap. I can’t fucking hear it anymore. And yes, so there was no money ever stolen since. Holy shit!

ChinoF
Member

One family raises someone with better bearing, decorum and breeding than others. And that becomes a media darling. Is that how rare bearing, decorum and breeding in the Philippines have become?

marius
Guest

Exactly ChinoF. What a depressing indictment of the entire society. I’ve watched Jerry Springer shows featuring trailer trash who were, nevertheless, quite eloquent. Doesn’t mean I’d want to vote them into the White House.

d_forsaken
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This kid is far-fetched more better, in terms of breeding and confidence, with the ability to think independently and creatively, than Kristina Bernadette Aquino y Cojuangco (The Bitch-Whore) and James Carlos A. Yap Jr. (Bimby the Spoiled Kid) combined.

andrew
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lol. ok naman ito si kid marcos. araw-araw ba naman mag-english eh. talagang hasa yan.
about breeding, cultured kasi sa UK nag-aaral eh.

as long as our culture is dysfunctional (feudal minds), hindi tayo mag progress like other 1st world. malamang our present state is like the middle-ages of UK mixed with progessive ones.

Alexis
Guest

Magkano tong article na ‘to? My God.

Kyle Vincent Vinluan
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Guys wait. I just want to go back to the question “Which of the two families would Filipinos choose to represent the character of their society?” Both families have their own black sheeps like any other family. How black the black sheeps are also varies. Because if I will answer the question I’d say neither. I’d rather trim the question to: Which among the patriarch of the two families should represent the society? I’d answer this with it depends. If you admire being brilliant or a visionary, pick FM. If you want a fast-to-the-death guy who is also articulate, pick… Read more »
Hahacienda
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After all the so-called analysis of the complex and seemingly intractable problem called “The Philippines”, with those cute arrows going this way and that and all the points and counter-points, it all boils down to one solution: BRING MARCOS BACK. Great!

f
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benign0 revealed as trash); fan of personalities, of the marcoses

Who Cares?
Guest

ambot ninyo! This thread of argument doesn’t help for our country’s progress! Comparing one from another? Very Filipino attitude that doesn’t make us rich nor improve! Y’all Mr and Ms know it all, shut the fuck up!

Xandro
Guest

Lesbian siya? PWede siyang double ni Charice

Pinedo Liberato
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Filipino is the ethnic or race group and Tagalog is the language. When someone ask, “What’s your nationality, race, or ethnicity?” I always answer, “Filipino.”

Ma Ru
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The rich are good communicators and always has high confidence. Perks of being rich.

A star? Poor shallow assessment. Ano to, showbiz?

lally
Guest

The future young President of the Philippines…Matalino at Gwapo….total package saan ka pa….. 🙂

Jerry Lynch
Guest

Does anyone really give a shit?

lally
Guest

Good role model dapat ito ang tularan at kainggitan ng mga kabataan…..Mag aral mabuti para makatulong balang araw sa bansa…..

marius
Guest

Which of the two families would Filipinos choose to represent the character of their society?

Whichever one is most adept at bullshit and theft, if history is anything to go by. Being shafted by someone who can lie fluently makes the Filipino feel that all is right with the world.

kashi
Guest
Speaking english is not bad if you are a filipino. My young son speaks and communicate well in english, he goes to a grade school, not an international school but a good one. I trained him. He needs to communicate well while he is young, he is in grade 4 and could talk to whoever in english and talk on topics like marine life of mamals. It’s not being rich for one to speak english, it’s how you want yourself to be educated and being smart. Now, he is learning to speak tagalog. Whenever he talks english people who hears… Read more »
Danielle
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Marcos parin. tatlong dashing, well-breed male Marcoses pa yan….in the future…..