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Marcos returns after 36 years to Philippines presidency

Newsman:  The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the daughter of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte became the new leaders of the Philippines that an alliance   ushers in six years of governance.  The son of Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. returned to the presidency 36 years after the “People Power” revolt ousted his father and sent him into exile for filching billions and mass human rights abuses. Sara Duterte, 43, is the outgoing mayor of Davao City shares the power as Vice President.

 Marcos Jr. 64, A former provincial governor, congressman and senator, has defended his father’s legacy and steadfastly refuses to apologize for or acknowledge the atrocities and plunder during the dictatorship. His mother Imelda Marcos, twice unsuccessfully attempted to retake the seat of power after returning with her children to the Philippines from exile in the United States, where her husband died in 1989.

Sara Duterte, 43, is the outgoing mayor of Davao City, which was her father’s constituency before he was elected president in 2016.

She is a lawyer and reserve officer in the Philippine army, Duterte has carved out her own political career and considered more levelheaded and pragmatic than her father as said.

Duterte’s party originally wanted her to succeed him, but she chose instead to run for vice-president.

A mother of three, she has been the longtime mayor of Davao, an economically vibrant city where the elder Duterte first carved a political name with his populist rhetoric and often bloody approach against criminality, especially the widespread trafficking and use of illegal drugs, before he rose to the presidency in 2016.

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