In the latest two-part episode of The Howie Severino Podcast, sociologist Randy David discussed how personalities close to Ferdinand Marcos could have won the presidency as early six years after he was ousted by the EDSA Revolution in 1986.
Asked about the restoration of the Marcos family following the electoral victory of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., David mentioned discontent in 1992 and a feeling of exclusion in 2022.
David pointed out that if the votes received by Marcos crony Danding Cojuangco and Imelda were put together, they'd have more than Cory Aquino's anointed and eventual winner Fidel Ramos.
"At ito pa ang nakakagulat talaga. Ako mismo, personally ang sinuportahan ko sa eleksyong 'yun ay si dating Sen. Jovito Salonga na talagang kasama nina Ninoy Aquino 'yan at Pepe Diokno. Talagang hindi mo matatawaran ang kaniyang patriotism, ang kaniyang talino. Biruin mo mas maraming botong nakuha si Imelda Marcos kaysa sa kaniya. Halos nasa dulo si Senator Salonga," David said.
"So paano nangyari ito? Nasaan ang euphoria ng EDSA? Anim na taon pa lang ang nakararaan. So 'yun pa lamang, should have already given us an inkling of what was coming," he added.
"Maraming mga Pilipino ang hindi nakuntento sa nangyayari. Ang tingin nila parang hindi sila kasama, hindi sila bahagi ng ating lipunan. It was not so much the inequality but rather the worsening exclusion," David said.
To hear more of his expert and historical analysis, listen to the two parts of this episode of The Howie Severino Podcast. —NB, GMA News