Bongbong Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Bongbong Marcos.jpg
Marcos Jr. in 2012
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Preceded byImee Marcos
Succeeded byImelda Marcos
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1995
Preceded byMariano Nalupta Jr.
Succeeded bySimeon Valdez
Governor of Ilocos Norte
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded byRodolfo Fariñas
Succeeded byMichael Marcos Keon
In office
Preceded byElizabeth Keon
Succeeded byRodolfo Fariñas
Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte
In office
Personal details
Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.

(1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 64)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyPFP (2021–present)
Nacionalista (2009–2021)
Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1980–2009)
Louise Araneta
(m. 1993)
ParentsFerdinand Marcos Sr.
Imelda Marcos
RelativesMarcos family
WebsiteOfficial website
YouTube information
ChannelsBongbong Marcos
GenreNews, Vlogs
Subscribers1,260,000 (estimate)
Total views51,400,000 (estimate)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2020
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2021

Updated: October 20, 2021

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr.[2][3] (born September 13, 1957) is a Filipino politician who most recently served as a senator from 2010 to 2016. He is the second child and only son of the dictator and kleptocrat Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.[2]

In 1980, the 23-year-old Marcos Jr. became Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte, running unopposed under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party of his father, who was ruling the Philippines under martial law at the time.[4] He then became Governor of Ilocos Norte in 1983, holding that office until his family was ousted from power by the People Power Revolution and fled into exile in Hawaii in February 1986.[5]

After the death of his father in 1989, President Corazon Aquino eventually allowed the remaining members of the Marcos family to return to the Philippines to face various charges.[6]

In 1992, he was elected as Representative of Ilocos Norte's 2nd congressional district from 1992 to 1995. Marcos ran for and was elected Governor of Ilocos Norte again in 1998. After nine years, he returned to his previous position as Representative from 2007 to 2010, then became Senator of the Philippines under the Nacionalista Party from 2010 to 2016.[7]

In 2015, Marcos ran for Vice President of the Philippines in the 2016 election. With a difference of 263,473 votes, 0.64 percent difference, Marcos Jr. lost to Camarines Sur representative Leni Robredo.[8] In response, Marcos filed an electoral protest at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, with claims and accusations of cheating. In 2021, Marcos' petition was unanimously dismissed after the pilot recount of the chosen provinces of Negros Oriental, Iloilo, and Camarines Sur which resulted in Robredo widening her lead even more by 15,093 additional votes.[9][10] Later that year, Marcos announced his candidacy for President of the Philippines in the 2022 election.[11]

  1. ^ "Bongbong takes a bride". Manila Standard. Kamahalan Publishing Corp. April 19, 1993. p. 4. Retrieved October 10, 2021. Rep. Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos II wed his fiancee, Louise 'Lisa' Araneta Saturday [April 17] at the Church of St. Francis in Siesole [sic], Italy.
  2. ^ a b "A dynasty on steroids". The Sydney Morning Herald. November 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos Jr". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Ellison, Katherine W. (2005). Imelda, steel butterfly of the Philippines. Lincoln, Nebraska.
  5. ^ Holley, David (February 28, 1986). "Speculation Grows: Marcos May Stay at Luxurious Hawaii Estate". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Archived from the original on September 21, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Mydans, Seth (November 4, 1991). "Imelda Marcos Returns to Philippines". The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 12, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "List of Committees". Senate of the Philippines. February 5, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bongbong Marcos running for vice president in 2016". CNN. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  9. ^ "Marcos heir loses bid to overturn Philippine VP election loss". The South China Morning Post. Agence France-Presse. February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  10. ^ "Supreme Court unanimously junks Marcos' VP poll protest vs Robredo". CNN Philippines. February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  11. ^ Cite error: The named reference CNN was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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