By Danfe Lean Grace Elopre

PHOTO: Malacañang Palace Archives

For neophyte Senator Robin Padilla, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s presidency is considered a 'special benefit’ as he now has a 'chance’ to clean his family’s name under his regime.

When asked about his expectations in Marcos Jr.'s administration during an interview at the Senate on Tuesday, Padilla found Marcos Jr.'s presidency a chance to scrub their tainted name. 

“Syempre, ilang dekada din na dinungisan ang kanilang pangalan. Ito rin ‘yung pagkakataon na kanyang linisin ang kanilang pangalan,” he said.

Padilla also shared his massive trust in Marcos Jr.’s capability to rule the Philippines for the next six years.

“Alam ko, batid ko na gagawin niya ang lahat. Naniniwala ako na gagawin niya ang lahat para sa bayan natin,” he added. 

Meanwhile, Marcos Jr. previously claimed that he is beyond thankful to be a Marcos as he sees their family name an advantage and a blessing despite past controversies involving his father and late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.’s numerous cases of human rights abuses. 

Marcos Jr. took his oath of office as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines today, June 30, at the National Museum of Fine Arts.