Ferdinand Emmanuel Romualdez Marcos, Jr., also known as Bong-Bong Marcos is the only son of Ferdinand E. Marcos, the former president of the Philippines (1965-1986), and former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos. He is currently the representative and former governor of Ilocos Norte. He is married to Louise Araneta Marcos and resides at Batac, Ilocos Norte.
Marcos attended Georgetown Preparatory School in Rockville, Maryland for high school, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Oxford University. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
His political career started with his election to Ilocos Norte’s vice-gubernatorial post in 1980. His term expired in 1983. When he was elected as governor, and he served in office until 1986. He then was elected as Representative of the 2nd district of Ilocos Norte in the Congress of the Philippines, serving from 1992 until 1995. After an unsuccessful run for a seat in the Philippine Senate. He again was elected to the gubernatorial post in 1998, serving for three consecutive terms ending in 2007.
He ran, unopposed, for the congressional seat in the 2007 Philippine Elections, which was previously held by his older sister Imee. He is the founder of Confederation of Ilokano Associations Incorporated.
On November 20, 2009, the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan forged an alliance with the Nacionalista Party (NP) between Bongbong Marcos and NP Chairman Senator Manny Villar at the Laurel House in Mandaluyong City. Bongbong as such became a guest senatorial candidate of the NP. Bongbong was later on removed as a member by the KBL National Executive Committee on November 23. 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.
- Born : September 13, 1957
- Birth place : Manila, Philippines
- Nationality : Filipino
- Political party : Nacionalista (2009–present); KBL (1980–2009)
- Spouse : Louise Araneta-Marcos
- Residence : Batac, Ilocos Norte
- Alma mater : Oxford University; University of Pennsylvania
- Profession : Politician
- Religion : Roman Catholic
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