Who is Bongbong Marcos?

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — His family may have issues, but Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is out to prove he can overcome criticisms of his father's 20-year strongman rule.

Full Name: Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr

Birthday: September 13, 1957

Birthplace: Ilocos Norte

Party: Nacionalista Party

Marcos maintains he's a politician independent of his controversial father.

He gave this answer at the CNN Vice Presidential debate following allegations of human rights abuses and ill-gotten wealth during the Marcos regime.


Regarding his family's alleged hidden wealth, he said, "I cannot give what I do not have."

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