Introduction:

Bong Bong Marcos is a well-known figure in Philippine politics, and has had a significant impact on the country’s political landscape. He is the son of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who ruled the Philippines for more than two decades, and has followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a political leader himself. In this article, we will take a closer look at the life and political career of Bongbong Marcos.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. commonly known as Bongbong Marcos, is a Filipino politician and the son of the late Filipino strongman, President Ferdinand E. Marcos. He is a former Senator of the Philippines, and is currently involved in Philippine politics.

Early Life and Education

Bong Bong Marcos was born on September 13, 1957 in Manila, Philippines. He is the second child of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. He completed his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Manila University and Loyola School, respectively, and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, UK.

Political Career

Bong Bong Marcos began his political career in the early 1980s, serving as governor of Ilocos Norte and later as congressman for the province. In 2010, he was elected as a Senator of the Philippines and served for one term. He ran for vice president in the 2016 Philippines election, however he was defeated by Leni Robredo.

Controversies and Criticisms

Despite his political achievements, Bongbong Marcos’ political career has been marred by controversies and criticisms. He has been criticized for his role in the human rights violations that occurred during his father’s regime, and for alleged corruption. He also has been involved in electoral fraud cases during 2016 vice presidential election which he was contesting, however the cases are still ongoing.

Conclusion:

Bong Bong Marcos is a prominent figure in Philippine politics and has had a significant impact on the country’s political landscape. He has had a long political career, serving as governor, congressman and senator. While his political career has been successful, it has also been marked by controversies and criticisms. The issue of his father’s regime, its human rights violation and alleged corruption that happened during those times are still being debated till now and continues to be source of political debate.