The Philippine President
President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. was voted as the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines on 09 May 2022 and vows to be a leader for every Filipino and stands steadfast behind his vision of uniting the nation and delivering a brighter future for the people.
He has dedicated his life to serving the Filipino people for over two decades. His long and faithful service has been one characterized by his genuine care for the welfare of his constituents, and a firm determination to elevate the quality of life of every Filipino.
President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., commonly referred to as Bongbong and by the initials BBM, was born on the 13th of September 1957 in the town of Batac, Ilocos Norte. He attended La Salle Greenhills elementary school (1964), and completed his secondary education at Worth School in West Sussex, England (1974). He earned a Special Diploma in Social Studies from Oxford University (1978). Bongbong subsequently enrolled at the Wharton School of Business for a Master of Business Administration, which was eventually cut short due to him being elected in 1980 as Vice Governor of his home province, Ilocos Norte.
Bongbong is the only son and namesake of the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. and former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos. He has three sisters: Imee, Irene and Aimee.
In 1993, Bongbong married Louise “Liza” Cacho Araneta. They are blessed with three children: Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro”, Joseph Simon and William Vincent “Vinny”.
Government Service Record
- served as Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1980 to 1983;
- served as Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1983 to 1986 and 1998 to 2007;
- served as Representative of the 2nd District of the Province of Ilocos Norte from 1992 to 1995 and 2007 to 2010; and
- served as Senator from 2010 to 2016.