President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. fulfills the dream of his mom, Imelda, to reclaim Malacañang
MANILA, Philippines – Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. took his oath because the seventeenth Philippine president at midday on Thursday, June 30, fulfilling the dream of his mom Imelda for her son to at some point reclaim the seat in Malacañang.
He’s coming residence to Malacañang, mentioned superstar Toni Gonzaga throughout one of many largest rallies of the Uniteam held in Cebu Metropolis earlier than election day. Gonzaga, who resigned as high host of ABS-CBN following criticisms to his assist for Marcos, sang the nationwide anthem on Thursday.
It was Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo who administered the oath of Marcos, a full circle too for him who spent three years from 1998 to 2001 as commissioner of the Presidential Fee on Good Authorities (PCGG) tasked in recovering the stolen wealth of the dictator Marcos’ household and their cronies.
Marcos wore a barong designed by Pepito Albert, a contemporary tackle the rayadillo which was a standard navy uniform within the Spanish period.
It’s the day the household has lengthy waited for, in accordance with Senator Imee Marcos who mentioned they’re “very, very grateful for a second probability” after their household went via what she mentioned was a “powerful time.” She was referring to the Folks Energy revolution that ousted their father in 1986 after discontent with the corruption and abuses of the 21-year dictatorship.
After coming again to the Philippines from exile, Imelda instantly ran for president within the 1992 elections. However Imelda withdrew from the race that noticed Fidel V. Ramos took the presidency. Marcos the son in the meantime reclaimed his seat as governor of Ilocos Norte. In 1995, he ran for the Senate however misplaced. He went again to Ilocos Norte as governor, and started the long-carved path to ascend to the throne, maximizing his congressional phrases, then clinching a Senate seat in 2010.
The 2016 loss for the vice presidency was “a really painful expertise for him,” Liza Marcos informed leisure host Boy Abunda. “He was like wow what occurred, you see this floor swell and [then] you misplaced,” mentioned Liza, who added she was nervous in regards to the 2022 run.
However Marcos was a transparent survey chief althroughout the marketing campaign, ending robust and changing into the primary majority president of the Philippines.
Since profitable, Marcos’ diplomatic actuations has seen him deal with worldwide orders and human rights totally different that Rodrigo Duterte did. He has appointed himself Agriculture Secretary to supervise the nation’s response to meals manufacturing issues in the course of the pandemic-induced financial disaster.
He, nonetheless, has flip-flopped on a promise to droop excise tax on oil to reply to rising gasoline costs, and as a substitute mentioned he would streamline help to essentially the most affected sectors.
The Nationwide Museum is a historic venue for the Marcoses.
The principle constructing, the Nationwide Museum of Superb Arts, is the place Marcos’ dad and mom, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former Ilocos Norte consultant Imelda Marcos, met. They met throughout a listening to in 1954 on the Philippine Congress housed inside the primary constructing earlier than.
In 1969 after the elder Marcos received a second presidential time period, the Nationwide Museum was among the many venue that protesters swarmed to oppose his management, marking the beginning of the First Quarter Storm or a interval of civil unrest within the nation.
The Nationwide Museum can be custodian for some work seized from the Marcoses by the federal government within the implementation of the 2003 Supreme Courtroom resolution that declared $658 million of their belongings stolen wealth. – MR