Explained: What the coming to power of Bongbong, son of the infamous President Ferdinand Marcos, means for the Philippines and the region

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the ousted former dictator of the Philippines, has won the biggest ever landlide in the presidential elections of the country, marking an extraordinary full circle in its modern political history. β€œTo the world: Judge me not by my ancestors, but by my actions,” Marcos Jr was quoted … Read more

After 36 years, a Marcos is again on the path to power

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the former Philippines dictator, appeared sure to win the country’s presidential election Monday, with a commanding margin vote that heralded a remarkable revival for a family once forced into exile but that also raised profound questions about the future of Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy. The Marcos family … Read more