We all know or read or heard about the former Philippines Dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the atrocities committed by him and his wife, Imelda Marcos.
Ferdinand was known for his corruption and suppression of democratic processes. His wife Imelda Marcos appointed her relatives to lucrative government jobs. She was known worldwide for accumulating more than 3,000 pairs of shoes.
Thousands of people took to the streets to support a non-violent military rebellion. Marcos family were airlifted to USA. It is believed they took more than $15 billion with them.
After the death of Ferdinand Marcos, the then President Corazon Aquino allowed the family to return to Philippines.
They have 3 children. One of them is Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. He is known by his nickname Bongbong. Last weekend he was elected as President of the Philippines.
A family which was driven out of power is returning to Malacañang – the Presidential Palace in Manila. Many people believe he won because of his strong friendship with the current President Rodrigo Duterte family. The Duterte machinery is strong.
Opponents believe Bongbong and his people have deceptively-edited videos and uploaded in YouTube. These persuaded millions of Filipinos to have sympathetic opinion of Bongbong. In addition, the administrations from 1986 till date failed to bring significant improvements to the poor Filipinos.
Will wait and see what Bongbong has to offer to the Filipinos.