Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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May 23, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., known as Bongbong Marcos, born in Manila on September 13, 1957, is a Filipino politician who will be sworn in as president on June 30, 2022. Sara Duterte, who is the daughter of current president Rodrigo Duterte, will be his vice-president. He was elected as a member of the Philippine Federal Party (PFP). Son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos, he was vice-governor of Ilocos Norte from 1980 to 1983 and governor of Ilocos Norte from 1983 to 1986 then from 1998 to 2007, as well as a member of the House of Representatives from 1992 to 1995 then from 2007 to 2010 and senator from 2010 to 2016. Following the 1986 Philippine Revolution, he went into exile with his family in Hawaii, where his father, Ferdinand Sr., died. In the 2016 Philippine vice-presidential election, he narrowly lost to Leni Robredo. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has been widely criticized for his historical manipulations and revisionism in an effort to whitewash his family's image and reputation. Her association has also been accused of covering up the human rights abuses and looting that took place during her father's presidency. He was also convicted of tax evasion.

Biography

Birth and family

Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., nicknamed Bongbong, was born in Manila on September 13, 1957, to Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr. and Imelda Romualdez. His father was a representative of the second district of Ilocos Norte when he was born. Two years later, he became a senator.

Youth and studies

In 1970, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sent to England, where he studied at the Worth School, a Benedictine institution in West Sussex reserved for boys. In 1972, his father declared martial law throughout the Philippines. In 1978, he was a student at Oxford University, where he received not a diploma but a “special certificate”. In 1986, he advised his father to bomb the police and military camps supporting the revolution, which the latter refused. After her father's death in 1989, President Corazon Aquino allowed the remaining members of the Marcos family to return to the Philippines to face various charges. Bongbong Marcos is one of the first to return to the Philippines. He returned in 1991 and was soon sought after for political office, beginning with the family's traditional stronghold in Ilocos Norte.

Beginnings in politics

On October 5, 2015, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. announced via his website his candidacy for Vice President of the Philippines in the 2016 general election. He is running as an independent candidate. Prior to his announcement, he had declined an invitation from presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay to become his running mate. On October 15, 2015, presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago confirms that Marcos will be her running mate. Ferdinand Marcos finishes second in the hotly contested vice-presidential race, losing to Camarines Sur representative Leni Robredo, who wins by 263,473 votes, one of the tightest margins since Fernando's win. Lopez in the 1965 vice presidential election. He filed a fraud complaint but it was dismissed in 2021.

2022 Presidential Candidacy

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. officially launches his campaign for the 2022 Philippine presidential election on October 5, 2021. On November 16, he announces that his running mate will be Sara Duterte, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte and mayor of Davao. The Marcos family remains powerful in the Philippines, mainly exerting its influence in the north of the country, where it owns large properties. During the campaign, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. does not give interviews to the major media of the country and does not participate in any debate with the other candidates. the