Bongbong Marcos

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May 28, 2022

Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. (Manila, September 13, 1957), often referred to by his nickname Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician who served as a senator from 2010 to 2016. He is the second child and only son of former President and dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former first wife Imelda Marcos. ruled the Philippines under a state of emergency. He then became governor of Ilocos Norte in 1983, holding that position until his family was overthrown by the People's Power Revolution and fled into exile in Hawaii in February 1986. After his father's death in 1989, President Corazon Aquino eventually allowed the remaining members of the Marcos family may return to the Philippines to face various charges. He and his mother are currently facing arrests in the United States and its territories for defying a court order to pay $ 353 million in restitution to victims of human rights abuses in his father's dictatorship. Marcos was elected to the 2nd Ilokos Norte from 1992 to 1995. Marcos ran and was re-elected governor of Ilocos Norte in 1998. After nine years, he returned to his previous position of representative from 2007 to 2010, and then became a senator under the Nationalist Party from 2010 to 2016. In 2015, Marcos ran for vice president in the 2016 elections. With a difference of 263,473 votes and 0.64 percent of the difference, Marcos lost to the representative Leni Robredo. In response, Marcos filed an election protest with the Presidential Electoral Court. His petition was later unanimously rejected after a pilot recount of selected provinces led to Robredo increasing the lead by 15,093 additional votes. In 2021, Marcos announced he would run for president of the Philippines in the 2022 election under the Federal Party of the Philippines. His campaign has been criticized by fact-checkers and disinformation activists, who say his campaign was driven by historical negationism aimed at renovating the Marcos brand.