Imee Marcos, a senatorial candidate from the Philippines since 2019, was born on November 12, 1955, in Mandaluyong. She is the daughter 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 ruled the Philippines with an autocratic regime from December 1965 to February 1986.
Marcos grew up along with her siblings; Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., a former senator; Irene Marcos-Araneta; and Aimee Marcos, an adopted child.
President Corazon Aquino authorized the Marcoses’ return to the Philippines in 1991 following the passing of Ferdinand Marcos in 1989. Imee soon entered politics and was elected to the House of Representatives for three terms and served Ilocos Norte for three terms as governor. In the 2019 elections, she won a seat in the Senate.
She formerly held the positions of 2nd district congressman for Ilocos Norte from 1998 to 2007, as well as the governor of the province from 2010 to 2019.
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.