Bongbong Marcos

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr.[1][2] (born September 13, 1957), also known by his initials BBM, is a Filipino politician who most recently 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 Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.[1]
In 1980, the 23-year-old Bongbong Marcos became Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte, running unopposed under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party of his father, who still ruled the Philippines under martial law at the time.[3] 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.[4]
After the death of his father Ferdinand Marcos in 1989, President Corazon Aquino eventually allowed the remaining members of the Marcos family, including Bongbong, to return to the Philippines in order to face various charges.[5]
Eventually, Bongbong ran for and was elected Governor of Ilocos Norte again in 1998. Later on, he was elected as Representative of the Second District of Ilocos Norte from 1992 to 1995, and again from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, Marcos was elected as Senator of the Philippines under the Nacionalista Party.[6]
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 lost to Leni Robredo.[7] In response, Marcos filed an electoral protest at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. In 2021, Marcos’ petition was unanimously dismissed after the pilot recount of the chosen provinces of Negros OrientalIloilo, and Camarines Sur which resulted in Robredo widening her lead even more by 15,093 additional votes.[8][9]

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