After three decades of history, the Philippines is returning the son of dictator Marcos to power

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Thirty-seven years after the overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a historic popular uprising, the Philippines elected his son Ferdinand Marcos Jr. aka Bangbang president by a landslide.
The Marcos family, which has gained worldwide notoriety for widespread corruption and human rights abuses, will once again be able to return to power in this Southeast Asian country, a dream that was once unthinkable.

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The Philippine English daily Philster writes that the slogan “Marcos family is never again” is still there, but it was swept away in a tidal wave of “unity of the people” in Monday’s election.

Although the final announcement is yet to be made, preliminary results released by the Philippine Election Commission show that former senator Bambang Marcos is on track to win the presidential election by a margin of 16 million votes ahead of his nearest rival.

Incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo received 14.7 million votes, compared to Bangabandhu’s 36 million in 61 percent of the vote.

Marcos Jr. lost to Leni Robredo in the 2016 vice presidential election. But before this year’s presidential election, 84-year-old Bambang Marcos was ahead in all opinion polls.

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The Marcos family, which has gained worldwide notoriety for widespread corruption and human rights abuses, will once again be able to return to power in this Southeast Asian country, a dream that was once unthinkable.

The Philippine English daily Philster writes that the slogan “Marcos family is never again” is still there, but it was swept away in a tidal wave of “unity of the people” in Monday’s election.

Although the final announcement is yet to be made, preliminary results released by the Philippine Election Commission show that former senator Bambang Marcos is on track to win the presidential election by a margin of 16 million votes ahead of his nearest rival.

Incumbent Vice President Leni Robredo received 14.7 million votes, compared to Bangabandhu’s 36 million in 61 percent of the vote.

Marcos Jr. lost to Leni Robredo in the 2016 vice presidential election. But before this year’s presidential election, 84-year-old Bambang Marcos was ahead in all opinion polls.

Protesters stormed the presidential palace and found a large collection of marquee oil paintings, gold-plated bathtubs, 15 mink coats, 506 designer gowns and 3,000 pairs of shoes by Marcos’ wife, First Lady Emelda Marcos.

Details of how the Marcos family illegally transferred millions of dollars to Swiss banks and bought countless properties in Manhattan, New York City, were later leaked to various documents.

A 1986 video shows that when the Marcos family was forced to leave the presidential palace during the coup, 26-year-old Bambang stood by his father’s side like a devoted son.

However, in 1982, his father wrote in a diary expressing his concern for his son: She is very lazy and lazy. “

In 1975, Bambang went to study philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) at Oxford University. In Britain, the course is said to be the gateway to a career as a politician. But in the end he did not graduate, although he did not acknowledge the matter.

The BBC quoted a report by the Philippine news portal Veraphilus as saying that after failing the test twice, Philippine diplomats lobbied for a special diploma in social sciences.

However, the controversy over the degree did not stop Bangabandhu’s political career. After overcoming the shock of the coup, he is now going to be the president of the country.