Imee Marcos Biography

Imee Marcos is a Filipino politician who is running for senator in the May 13, 2019 election under the Nacionalista Party of the Philippines. The incumbent governor of Ilocos Norte Province, she is a daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos and current Ilocos Norte Congresswoman Imelda 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 a Provincial Board Member of Ilocos Norte representing the 2nd District
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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