Bongbong Marcos rolls out VP bid, could put him one step closer to Malacanang

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Bongbong Marcos rolls out VP bid, could put him one step closer to Malacanang
Is Bongbong aiming for a return to the Malacanang Palace?

Nearly 30 years after the People Power Revolution which ousted his father from Malacanang, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator, on Friday launched his bid for the vice presidency in the May, 2016, elections.

If he wins, the younger Marcos may well be one step closer to Malacanang Palace, which he considered his home for more than 20 years during the term of his father, the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

His father's presidency was marred with corruption and the most cruel human rights violations.

Bongbong's key to economic development

Marcos, 58, declared his VP candidacy at the Puerto Real Garden in Intramuros, Manila, where his hands were raised by his 86-year-old mother, Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda R. Marcos; former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada; and Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile.

In a news article from, Marcos said that the current Aquino government have paid lip service to the welfare of the Filipino people, who now suffer from the effects of corruption and neglect.

He said the key to the economic development of the Philippines is the roadmap of his father, the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, which is to hasten the construction and installations of  infrastructures such as roads, airports, fast and reliable communications connections, and networks, and drug-free society because they are the backbone to progress.

Marcos, who belongs to Nacionalista Party (NP), started his political career as Ilocos Norte vice governor from 1980 to 1983, then moved on to being its governor from 1983 to 1986.

He also became congressman for the the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte from 1992-1995, and again from 2007 to 2010.

He won a senatorial post in the 2010 elections where he placed 7th with 13,169,634 votes.

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