For presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., it is not necessary to take a stand on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
“I don’t think there is a need to make a stand, we are not involved...except for our nationals,” Marcos told reporters in an ambush interview in Pasay City.
Marcos, however, said he is worried for the Filipinos who are affected by the conflict.
“I’m worried about our nationals. Marami na raw napunta sa Poland but there are some who do not want to be repatriated so that’s the problem for the Philippines,” he said.
At a rare UN General Assembly called some hours earlier, the Philippines voted to condemn Russia’s attack against Ukraine.
Marcos’ running mate, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, said as a local chief executive, she would support and follow the stand of the national government on the matter.
President Rodrigo Duterte will talk to security officials and other businessmen about the situation between the two countries. — BM, GMA News