Ferdinand Marcos' son eyes presidency

Ferdinand Marcos' son eyes presidency
This photo taken on July 2, 2014 shows Philippine Senator Ferdinand Marcos (L) sitting with his mother former first lady Imelda Marcos (R) and sister Governor Imee Marcos as they attend mass during the birthday celebration of the former first lady at a church in Laoag City, Ilocos sur province, northern Philippines.

The son of former Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos hinted yesterday he may run for president in next year’s election, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback, reported AFP.

Mr Ferdinand Marcos Jr, popularly known as Bongbong, said he would not seek a second term as senator and was aiming for “higher office”, which in the Philippines could only be president or vice-president.

But when asked if he would run for either of the two posts, Mr Marcos said: “It’s extremely difficult to make a decision at this point.”

However, public opinion surveys currently show there is little support for Mr Marcos Jr as president.

Mr Marcos Sr ruled for two decades until 1986 when millions of people took to the streets in the famous “people power” revolution.


This article was first published on Aug 27, 2015.
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