Having been a public servant since 1980, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has held several positions in both the legislative and executive branches of government : as a Senator (6 years), Congressman (6 years), Governor (12 years) and Vice-Governor (3 years).
Here’s the list of government positions that BBM occupied through the years:
• 2010-2016: Senator of the Philippines
• 2007-2010: Congressman, Ilocos Norte (2nd District)
• 1998-2007: Governor, Ilocos Norte
• 1992-1995: Congressman, Ilocos Norte (2nd District)
• 1983-1986: Governor, Ilocos Norte
• 1980-1983: Vice-Governor, Ilocos Norte
BBM’s brand of governance is defined by forward thinking policies.
As a legislator, BBM authored landmark laws such as the Philippine Archipelagic Baselines Law (R.A. 9522). With the ongoing international disputes, this crucial piece of legislation defines what constitutes the Philippine territorial sea.
When he was a Governor, BBM transformed Ilocos Norte into a first-class province by capitalizing on the strengths of the land and its people. He looked for new and modern opportunities to develop the province and pursued these to the end.
Despite its dry landscape, BBM modernized both the agricultural and tourism landscape in Ilocos Norte. Under his watch, the province became both an agricultural exporter and tourism hotspot.
As an advocate of renewable energy for sustainable development, BBM built wind farms in various areas of the province to sustain not only the energy supply of Ilocos Norte but also for the rest of Luzon.
Born on 13 September 1957, BBM is the second child of former Philippine President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos and former Congresswoman Imelda Romualdez Marcos.
BBM studied his elementary at La Salle Greenhills and finished his secondary education at Worth School in Sussex, England. He completed his undergraduate studies at Oxford University and graduated with a Special Diploma in Social Studies. He also earned units in Business Administration at the Wharton School of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
BBM is married to Louise Araneta-Marcos with whom he has three sons: Ferdinand Alexander, Joseph Simon and William Vincent.