The Rise of Bongbong and other Marcoses

bMarcos-sept22-2Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has achieved a distinguished career in government, having served in several positions in both the executive and legislative branches of government.  For the past 25 years, he has been active in public service, and has always kept his focus on serving the Filipino people.

In 2010, Bongbong won a seat in the Philippine Senate, placing seventh overall. He currently chairs the Senate Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Public Works.

In 2007, Bongbong was elected to Congress, where he was appointed Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. During his term, he authored the Philippine Archipelagic Baselines Law (Republic Act No. 9522).

From 1998 to 2007, Bongbong served as Governor of Ilocos Norte, where he served for three consecutive terms. During his tenure, he transformed Ilocos Norte into a first-class province of international acclaim, by showcasing its natural and cultural destinations. It was also during his stewardship that Ilocos Norte pioneered wind power technology which, to this day, serves as an alternative source of energy not only for the needs of his province, but for the other parts of Luzon as well.

In 1992, Bongbong served as Congressman in the Second District of Ilocos Norte, during which he authored the law establishing the Philippine Youth Commission. He was also instrumental in advancing the cause of cooperatives by devoting most of his Countryside Development Fund (CDF) to organizing the cooperatives of teachers and farmers in his home province.

Prior to that, he served as Governor of Ilocos Norte from 1983 to 1986, a post he assumed after being elected Vice-Governor of the province in 1981.

Bongbong attended the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA, where he has earned units towards a Masters in Business Administration degree. He also completed his undergraduate studies in Oxford University in England graduating with a Special Diploma in Social Studies.

He is married to lawyer Louise Araneta-Marcos with whom he has three sons: Sandro, Simon, and Vincent.

LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Postponement of the SK elections was enacted into law (RA 10632).
• SK Reform Bill (SB 2401) passed on third and final reading

Worked on the passage of local bills:
• House Bill No. 3017 or the Binan City Legislative District
(Signed into law as RA 10658 on March 27, 2015)
• House Bill No. 5209, or the SK Elections Postponement
(Signed into law as RA 10656 on March 25, 2015)
• House Bill No 4769 or the General Trias Cityhood (Approved on Third Reading
in the Senate and sent back to the House of Representatives)

Pending bills:
• House Bill No. 4400 of the Pres. Cory C. Aquino Avenue
• House Bill No. 4398 or the Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Avenue
• House Bill No. 1042 or the Gov. Benjamin Romualdez Diversion Road

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