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Born lucky: Bongbong blessed to be part of ‘exceptional’ Marcoses


Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. feels he hit the jackpot in the genetic lottery when he was born to two of the most infamous characters  in contemporary Philippine history: the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and incumbent Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos.

In an interview on “Umagang Kay Ganda” on Monday (Oct. 19), Marcos said he feels lucky to carry his father’s surname.

“Napakalaking swerte ko na ako’y pinanganak na Marcos. Sinasabi ito sa lahat ng kilala ko na ako na yata ang pinakaswerteng tao dahil napanganak ako na Marcos,” he said.

The senator, who’s running for vice president, said there are things he might not have experienced if he were not born into the Marcos family.

“Exceptional naman talaga ang aking naging pamilya. Marami akong naranasan, marami akong nakita na kung hindi ako anak ng tatay ko at nanay ko, hindi ko nakita , hindi ko naranasan,” he said.

The senator’s late father was known for declaring Martial Law in 1972. Aside from causing the death and disappearance of several critics of the authoritarian regime, the Marcoses were also accused of accumulating several billions of dollars worth of ill-gotten wealth.

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