Minority leader clarifies meeting with Marcos son

January 29, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 120 views

MINORITY Leader Marcelino “Nonoy” Libanan said that they got instruction from Speaker Martin Romualdez to brief presidential son Vincent “Vinny” Marcos on the roles of lawmakers and the work of every group.

Vinny Marcos, the youngest son of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., was designated as special assistant to Speaker of the House.

In a statement, Libanan clarified the circumstances surrounding his recent meeting the young Marcos.

“The truth is, we were advised that Mr. Vincent ‘Vinny’ Marcos had been designated special assistant to the Speaker, and the Speaker merely asked us to brief the young man on the role and work of the House minority bloc,” Libanan said.

“We must stress that even if the majority and minority blocs have differing views, we in the House can all agree to disagree without being disagreeable,” Libanan said.

The young Marcos, who is turning 26 years old in May, previously worked as a software engineer in Singapore before he returned home to help his father in the 2022 elections.

He is a nephew of Romualdez, who is a first cousin of the President.

Romualdez and Libanan both hail from the Eastern Visayas region.