Bongbong Marcos is a respected politician and former senator in the Philippines 16th Congress. He is renowned for being the only son to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The celebrity has been in politics since he was very young and has been a leader alongside his father. Together with his sister, Imee, they have managed to be great politicians in the country.
At the age of 23, he was elected Vice-Governor for Ilocos Norte under his father's party of KIlusang Bagong Lipunan Party. The celebrity has keenly followed his father's footsteps in his political career. He has successfully managed to change the Filipino citizens' perspective towards the Marcos family.
- Birth name: Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos Jr.
- Celebrated name: Bongbong Marcos
- Nickname: Bongetts
- Bate of birth: September 13, 1957
- Bongbong Marcos age: 61 years
- Zodiac sign: Virgo
- Place of birth: Manila, Philippines
- Profession: Politician
- Eye color: Brown
- Hair color: Black
- Bongbong Marcos height: 5 feet 8.9 inches
- Nationality: Filipino
- Weight: 78 Kgs
- Bongbong Marcos Instagram: bongbongmarcos
Bongbong Marcos biography
The celebrity was born as the second child to his father, Ferdinand E., and mother, Imelda Romualdez. He has two biological sisters, namely Imee and Irene, and one adopted sister called Aimee. The children were brought up in a palace at Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Bongbong's godfathers were Ferdinand's cronies, and they were Jose Yao Campos and Eduardo "Danding" Cojuanco Jr.
Bongbong Marcos education
For his elementary education, Marcos Jr. went to Institucion Teresiana and Le Salle Greenhills, located in Manilla. However, in 1970, his father flew him to England to study at an all-boys Benedictine institution called Worth School. After graduating from high school, he attended St Edmund Hall to pursue a Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
However, he dropped out before completing, and he received a Special Diploma in Social Studies instead of a Degree. Later, he enrolled for a Masters in Business Administration at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He dropped out also after being elected the Vice-Governor of Ilocos Norte.
The celebrity stopped his higher-level studies in 1980 after being elected the Vice-Governor for Ilocos Norte. Through his father's financial help, he has managed to be a great leader in the Philippines. He has also been involved in some of the famous television series showing in the Philippines. Here is what he said concerning his father's ambitions to make Marcos Jr. a politician:
The only way you can explain my having entered politics is definitely because of how my father… he even said it when he was still alive. He would say, 'I have committed not only myself to the work that I have done. I have not committed only my person, but my wife and my family too.
Here are some of the shows and documentaries that he has been involved:
- 2015-Kid Kulafu as Sen. Bongbong Marcos, the director
- 2011-Thelma as himself
- 2019-The Kingmaker Documentary as himself
- 2016-Pilipinas Debates TV Series as a Vice Presidential Candidate
- 2016-Metro Manila leg as a Vice Presidential Candidate
- 2015-The Successors TV Series documentary as a Senator of the Philippines
- 2015-The Marcos Dynasty as Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr.- Senator of the Philippines
- 2012-Wasak TV Series as himself
- 2003-Independent Lens TV Series documentary as himself in the episode Imelda
- 1968-The Ed Sullivan Show TV Series as himself- Audience Bow
- 1965-Iginuhit ng Tadhana: The Ferdinand E. Marcos Story as himself
- 2016-Weekend Sunrise TV Series as himself for an episode dated May 15, 2016
- 2011-EDSA 25: Sulyap ng kasaysayan TV Movie documentary as himself
Why Miriam chose Bongbong Marcos?
In 2015, when senator Miriam Santiago chose Bongbong as her running mate, she was criticized by President Aquino III and other politicians. Being a presidential aspirant, Miriam, the regional trial court judge, appointed Bongbong to work with her. Here is what she said concerning her decision after declaring that she would vie for the presidential seat:
This phenomenon is unique not only for me but also for my running mate. It's a new development—two people from different parties are running together.
Furthermore, she said that choosing when she would be no more, her running mate would succeed her.
When is Bongbong Marcos birthday?
He celebrates his birthday on September 13 each year. Celebrating his birthday in September makes the politician one of the celebrities whose birth sign is Virgo. His astrological sign is Maiden.
Who is the wife of Bongbong Marcos?
The celebrity is married to his long-term girlfriend Louise "Liza" Cacho Araneta. Bongbong Marcos wife and the ex-senator have been together since their marriage, and they have three sons. The first son is Ferdinand Alexander III "Sandro," who was born in 1994.
Joseph Simon is the second born who was born in 1995 while William Vincent "Vince" was born in 1997 as the last born. Bongbong Marcos sons have developed a passion for politics because they have their father as a good role model.
Bongbong Marcos latest news
On March 22, 2020, the politician developed signs of COVID-19 a few days after his trip from Spain. Six days later, he tested positive for the virus and started undergoing treatment. Fortunately, after the Bongbong Marcos COVID-19 test was done again after some time, he turned out negative. He was lucky to recuperate and is spending much time in his bedroom isolating from people. Here is what he wrote on his social media after recovering:
With all the things I experienced – and I must admit I suffered – I'm still one of the lucky ones. I am. Because of the good work of our doctors, nurses, and medical technicians, all of them, I'm still here.
How much is Bongbong Marcos net worth?
The celebrity has managed to be among the wealthiest senators in the Philippines. He has amassed wealth from his political career and other endorsements. Bongbong owns real estate properties worth 303.5 million dollars, vehicles worth 16 million, jewelry worth 15 million dollars, paintings worth 16.7 million dollars, and a condominium unit worth 85.6 million dollars. His gross net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be 111 million dollars.
Bongbong Marcos is one of the most successful Filipino politicians. Bongbong Marcos achievements have significantly contributed to political stability in the Philippines. His life is a great inspiration for many upcoming politicians globally.