Imee Marcos, a senatorial candidate from the Philippines since 2019, was born on November 12, 1955, in Mandaluyong. She is the eldest and first child of former first lady and convicted felon Imelda Marcos and late president, tyrant, and kleptocrat Ferdinand Marcos.
Former president Ferdinand Marcos and former first lady Imelda Marcos are known to have ruled the Philippines with a dictator regime from December 1965 to February 1986.
Marcos grew up alongside her siblings, including adopted child Aimee Marcos, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, and Irene Marcos-Araneta.
After Ferdinand Marcos passed away in 1989, President Corazon Aquino approved the Marcoses’ return to the Philippines in 1991. Imee quickly entered politics, winning three terms in the House of Representatives and three terms as governor of Ilocos Norte. She earned a Senate seat in the 2019 elections.
She previously served as the province’s governor from 2010 to 2019 and as the 2nd district congressman for Ilocos Norte from 1998 to 2007.
Marcos has been connected to the family’s stolen fortune after being named as a beneficiary of several offshore holdings owned by the Marcos family, as disclosed in the Panama Papers and by evidence found during the trial of her mother Imelda Marcos.
The Philippine Supreme Court classified these assets as “ill-gotten money,” and the Presidential Commission on Good Government is working to repatriate them.