Incoming Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri viewed the inaugural of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as a “rebirth of the golden age of Philippine politics.”
Zubiri said the event was “an age where we looked up to and respected our institutions and offices of government.”
He also said Marcos’ invoked national pride due to many factors.
Firstly, according to him, was the choice of the venue was “brilliant” because the National Museum “is steeped in history and tradition,” adding the edifice was used by “our country’s great leaders of the past.”
Secondly, Zubiri said the military parade showcased the country’s air, sea and land assets together with the proud men and women of the Armed Forces.
“They invoked national pride and showed us as a strong republic ready to defend our nation from any aggression both from external and internal threats,” he said.
Zubiri said the parade of healthcare frontliners, overseas workers, and other civil sectors of the country and “honoring them with that recognition shows our respect and love for the real people who make this country great.”
He noted that the speech of the President focused on unity as the key to address adversity.
He said Marcos indicated that there was nothing that cannot be achieved if the government and the people worked together as one.
“It also showed Marcos would be a listening President and would be consulting with all the sectors to achieve a consensus,” Zubiri said.
“And I most especially like his emphasis on agriculture and education which will be the backbone of our growth as a nation,” he added.