Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

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The Honorable
Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.
Bongbong Marcos.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's Second District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Imee Marcos
Succeeded by Imelda Marcos
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1995
Preceded by Mariano R. Nalupta, Jr.
Succeeded by Simeon M. Valdez
Governor of Ilocos Norte
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Rodolfo C. Fariñas
Succeeded by Michael Marcos Keon
In office
1983–1986
Preceded by Elizabeth M. Keon
Succeeded by Rodolfo C. Fariñas
Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte
In office
1980–1983
Personal details
Born Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.[1]
(1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 56)
Manila, Philippines
Political party Nacionalista (2009–present)
Other political
affiliations
KBL (1980–2009)
Spouse(s) Louise Araneta Marcos
Children Ferdinand Alexander Marcos III
Joseph Simon Marcos
William Vincent Marcos[2]
Alma mater University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website bongbongmarcos.com[1]

Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr. (born September 13, 1957), widely known as Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician and senator in the 16th Congress. A member of the Nacionalista Party,[3] Marcos chairs several senate committees, including the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works, and is a member of several other committees.[4]

He is the second child and only son of Ferdinand E. Marcos, the former president of the Philippines (1965–1986), and former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos. He is a former congressman and former governor of Ilocos Norte before his election to the Senate in 2010. Marcos also previously served as Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Marcos family visit of The Pentagon in 1982.

Ferdinand R Marcos Jr was born on 13 September 1957. He is the second child of Ferdinand E. Marcos (1917–1989), former President of the Philippines, and Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez. Marcos attended La Salle Green Hills in the Philippines from elementary until his freshman year in high school. He completed his high school at Worth School in England. He obtained a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) degree from the University of Oxford.[5] He also obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Marcos appeared on his father's true-to-life story film, Iginuhit ng Tadhana, as himself, along with Vilma Santos as his sister Imee Marcos, Luis Gonzales as his father and Gloria Romero as his mother. The film was released before 1965 elections.

Political career[edit]

Vice Governor – Province of Ilocos Norte (1980–1983)[edit]

His political career started with his election to Ilocos Norte's vice-gubernatorial post in 1980. His term expired in 1983.

Governor – Province of Ilocos Norte (1983–1986)[6][edit]

Congressman – 2nd District, Ilocos Norte (1992–1995)[edit]

He then was elected as Representative of the 2nd district of Ilocos Norte in the Congress of the Philippines, serving from 1992 until 1995.

Governor – Province of Ilocos Norte (1998–2007)[edit]

He again was elected to the gubernatorial post in 1998. He ran against his father's closest friend and ally, Roque Ablan Jr., and served for three consecutive terms ending in 2007.

Congressman – 2nd District, Ilocos Norte (2007–2010)[edit]

He ran, unopposed, for the congressional seat in the 2007 Philippine Elections, which was previously held by his older sister Imee.[7] He is the founder of Confederation of Ilokano Associations Incorporated.

Senator – 15th & 16th Congress (2010–2016)[edit]

He placed 7th overall in the 2010 elections with 13,169,634 votes.

2010 senate campaign[edit]

On November 20, 2009, the KBL forged an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) between Marcos and NP Chairman Senator Manny Villar at the Laurel House in Mandaluyong City. Marcos became a guest senatorial candidate of the NP through this alliance.[8] Marcos was later removed as a member by the KBL National Executive Committee on November 23, 2012.[9] As such, the NP broke its alliance with the KBL due to internal conflicts within the party, however Bongbong remained part of the NP senatorial line-up.[8] He was proclaimed as one of the winning senatorial candidates of the 2010 senate elections. He took office on June 30, 2010.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Louise Cacho Araneta, with 3 sons: Ferdinand Alexander III (born 1994), Joseph Simon (born 1995) and William Vincent (born 1997).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr.". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Resume of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr.". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Senatoriables". NacionalistaParty.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "List of Committees". Senate of the Philippines. February 5, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Resume of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr.". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Resume of Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr.". Senate of the Philippines. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Priest’s rival claims victory". Inquirer.net. May 17, 2007. 
  8. ^ a b Mendez, Christina (December 9, 2009). "Nacionalista Party breaks alliance with Kilusang Bagong Lipunan". Philstar.com. 
  9. ^ Echeminada, Perseus (November 24, 2009). "Bongbong ousted from KBL after joining Nacionalista Party". Philstar.com. 

External links[edit]

Official social media

Government offices
Preceded by
Rodolfo C. Fariñas
Governor of Ilocos Norte
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Michael Marcos Keon
Preceded by
Elizabeth M. Keon
Governor of Ilocos Norte
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Rodolfo C. Fariñas
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Imee Marcos
Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Imelda Marcos
Preceded by
Mariano R. Nalupta, Jr.
Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
1992–1995
Succeeded by
Simeon M. Valdez