Imee Marcos Biography

Imee Marcos is a Filipino politician who ran and won as senator in the May 13, 2019 election under the Nacionalista Party of the Philippines. Previously, she was governor of Ilocos Norte Province. She is a daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos and current Ilocos Norte Congresswoman Imelda Marcos and sister of former senator Bongbong Marcos

Imee Marcos
Imee Marcos (Photo Credit: CNN Philippines)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> María Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos
Nickname –> Imee
Birthdate –> November 12, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace –> Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Residence –> Batac, Ilocos Norte
Father –> Ferdinand Edralin Marcos
Mother –> Imelda Romualdez
Spouse –> Tommy Manotoc (separated)
Sons –> Borgy Manotoc, Matthew Joseph Manotoc, Michael Manotoc
* Matthew is the current governor of Ilocos Norte
Brother –> Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos
Sister –> Irene Marcos-Araneta

Educational Attainment
Elementary – Institucion Terciana (Now Saint Pedro Poveda College), Assumption Convent
High School – Assumption Convent, American School Makati (Now International School Manila)
College – Princeton University; University of the Philippines College of Law (Not graduated from both schools)
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Work Experiences
2010-present – Governor, Ilocos Norte
1998-2007 – Congressman, 2nd Second of Ilocos Norte
* Former President, CREAM Content Distribution, Inc.
* Former Chairperson, Kabataang Barangay
* Consultant/Writer, Children’s Television Workshop for Asia
* Director General, Experimental Cinema of the Philippines

Achievements and Awards
* As member of Congress, she authored 30 bills passed into law.
* Producer of the award-winning film Walang Himala starring Nora Aunor

Advocacy
* Federalism
* Death Penalty
* Rights of LGBTQ
* Suspension of Value-added Tax (VAT)
* Lower Prices
* Use of alternative vehicle fuels

Scandals and Controversies
* Imee is accused of falsifying her graduation from three schools including Princeton University, UP College of Law, and California Boarding School. She also claimed in her bio-data that she finished MA MBA from the Asian Institute of Management but AIM denied ever offering such a course.
* Issues of unexplained wealth contained in the “Panama Documents”
* Issues of corruption in Ilocos Norte under her administration which was investigated by Congress
* Torture and murder of activist Archimedes Trajano, a student who was found dead with proof of torture after he questioned Imee’s appointment as Kabataang Barangay National Chairman in 1977

See also: Other candidates for Senator in the May 13, 2019 Philippine Election

See also: Top Government Officials under President Duterte

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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