Bongbong Marcos (BBM) is a Filipino politician who served as a senator from 2010 to 2016. He was born Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. on September 13, 1957.
He is the only son of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., former president, tyrant, and kleptocrat, and former first lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.
In 1980, Marcos Jr., then 23 years old, was elected vice governor of Ilocos Norte, running unopposed for his father’s Kilusang Bagong Lipunan party, which was then controlling the Philippines under martial law.
In 1983, he was elected governor of Ilocos Norte, a position he held until his family was deposed by the People Power Revolution and forced to flee to Hawaii in February 1986.
Following his father’s death in 1989, President Corazon Aquino ultimately permitted the Marcos family’s remaining members to return to the Philippines to face different accusations.
He and his mother are being detained in the United States and its territories for refusing to pay US$353 million in reparations to victims of his father’s dictatorship’s human rights abuses.
Marcos has three sons with Louise “Liza” Cacho Araneta, a member of the renowned Araneta family: Ferdinand Alexander III “Sandro” (born 1994), Joseph Simon (born 1995), and William Vincent “Vince” (born 1996). (born 1997). Despite his Ilocano origin, he is unable to communicate in the Ilocano language.