Bongbong Marcos’ own academic credentials were criticized. He then clarified the issue by explaining that he got a special diploma from Oxford University in England. He did not finish his master’s degree at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania because he was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte. Recently, his son, Sandro finished his graduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. Critics can only frown on his new credential.
[VIDEO]: Sandro Marcos earns master’s degree from London University
Sandro Marcos’ Educational Credential
Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, 23 said that he earned his Master’s Degree in Development Studies. The young Marcos is grateful his parents, Bongbong and Lisa Marcos. The couple is with him in the pictures posted in social media.
The London School of Economics one of the top universities in the world. It ranked second in the annual QS World University Rankings in Social Sciences and Management 2018. Just after Harvard University. Bongbong Marcos is so proud that he posted about his son’s graduation on his Instagram account. That immediately went viral on Facebook.
Sandro’s Potential in Politics
The younger Marcos campaigned for his father in his vice presidential bid in 2016. He is known as the crush of the town via social media for his good looks and intelligent views on issues. He can also stand in front of the public on behalf of his father. In many instances, he was a crowd drawer.
His Father’s Son
Despite the tremendous noise on social media that pertains to Sandro’s new educational credential, the mainstream media was still too slow to pick up the news. Of all the prominent online publications, he was finally featured on CNN Philippines. He’ll definitely shed off the past black media propaganda that ruined the presidency of his late grandfather. Just like his father who stormed them all with own achievements in public service and legislation.
Showbiz runs in Bongbong Marcos’ family. His sister Imee spearheads the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines in the early ’80s and that produces the TV kiddie show Kaluskos Musmos that stars Herbert Bautista initially. Imelda Marcos, his mother passes a screen test at Sampaguita Pictures in a movie with Fred Montilla. He himself stars in Iginuhit ng Tadhana when he was three years old. Despite being a public personality, he remains a hands-on person, especially in politics and family.
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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos – Bongbong & Family — Iginuhit ng Showbiz (12 April 2010)
Iginuhit ng Tadhana
Many people didn’t know that Bongbong Marcos played himself in Iginuhit ng Tadhana. It is produced by Sampaguita Pictures as a campaign pitch for his father the late Ferdinand E. Marcos when he first ran for the presidency in 1965. Gloria Romero plays Imelda, Luis Gonzales as Ferdinand, Vilma Santos as Imee and Gina Alajar as Irene.
Bongbong Marcos’ public persona is evident his three sons; Ferdinand Alexander, Joseph Simon, and William Vincent. Sandro, the eldest already appears in various press conferences, delivers speeches on behalf of his father, and braves interviews at his best. All of them seem to have interests in politics more than show business – even if they are sought-after in the field.
Marcos’ wife, Liza who is related to the Aranetas connected with the Liberal Party attests that her husband is a hands-on person. He would help change the diapers of their children when they were babies. Liza and Bongbong met and matched in New York City. She speaks highly of him as the best husband and father. No doubt that he can be better than his great father as president of the Philippines someday.
Bongbong Marcos knows well that his son Sandro is hardworking, Simon is unique and Vincent is persistent. That’s a good trait of a leader – to know the best of each human being. He believes in the talents, hard-working nature, sacrifices, humility, hospitality and capabilities of Filipinos that he continues to nurture during his stint in the senate. Take the case of the OFW plight, Bangsamoro revision, and public services projects he championed. They are all for the advancement of the Filipinos he loves so dearly.
In an interview before the 2016 election, Sandro Marcos, the eldest son of Bongbong Marcos says that whatever position their patriarch seeks next is not a problem to the family. He trusts that his father knows better when to run for Vice President or President. He opted for the Vice Presidency but stays without a post while the electoral protest against Leni Robredo is ongoing. A VP stands on solid ground as a potential acting President, should there be the need for it. It is important to scrutinize the character of a more likely president in the near future should he wins his election petition.
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[VIDEO]: The then 19-year-old son of Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Sandro does not mind if his father runs for president in 2016 or whenever he feels when the right time is. Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos is now 22 being born on March 7, 1994.
The Son Believes in His Father
Sandro said his father always tells him not to hold a grudge against anyone. Instead, the best way is to reach out and offer a helping hand. This is despite the harshest and most painful criticisms faced. Sandro believes in his father and his ideals that he can win the trust, the hearts and minds of everybody, including the Anti-Marcoses, the haters, the doubters, and the still-undecided this way. The young Marcos is that his father will continue to reach out to every Filipino with or without a position. In a separate interview, Bongbong Marcos expresses that it’s the people who decides when he can be president.
Ferdinand E. Marcos is not Corrupt but the Aquinos
In the 20 years that the late Marcos was in power, the government spent a bit more than P600 billion to build more roads, bridges, ports, airports, schools, hospitals, dams, irrigation and hydroelectric and other infrastructure facilities than were built by all his predecessors combined. Cory Aquino for one has spent twice that amount in only six and a half years. She left nothing but a few flyovers. Her son PNoy also misused over P150 billion in DAP funds alone. Yet Marcos’s more corrupt enemies are the accusing him of corruption.
Media Propaganda Taints the Good Name of Marcos
The record shows that Marcos fell after he opposed against the American bases. He did not fall because of corruption but in defending the rights of Filipinos. He “became corrupt” only after he fell through wrong media broadcasts. As soon as he was ousted, the Aquinos blamed to Marcos the authorship and results of their own corruption. The mindset continues to this day. Their biggest corruption, however, goes beyond money. It involves the sale of national sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is one of the fundamental issues Bongbong Marcos is up against with the help of Digong’s current administration. Too bad, many people here and abroad are still misinformed – but at least, Sandro believes in his father which is the most important thing on earth.
The late former Senator Joker Arroyo, the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, and Bongbong Marcos opposed the conviction and removal of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona at Aquino’s direction. He paid off 188 congressmen to sign the Articles of Impeachment against the late former CJ Corona without reading the document. Each of the senator-judges received P50 million or more from the so-called P150-billion or so Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). The Supreme Court declares it as unconstitutional. Except for Bongbong Marcos, all the senators running for Vice President received the P50-million. But Robredo accuses Marcos having the history of corruption without looking at the mirror first.
Sandro Marcos: My dad has always taught me not to hold a grudge against anyone 16 April 2016#PogiNiSandro Ferdinand…
Ferdinand Alexander Marcos or Sandro is the eldest son of Bongbong Marcos and Atty. Lisa Araneta. He may be young but the brilliance in him can’t be hidden from the camera as he answers impromptu questions as honest as he could possibly do. So for the media, better refrain from doing ambush interviews with him if you are not prepared on how to handle his answers.
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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos’ eldest son takes questions from the press after delivering a speech on behalf of his father at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines forum on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
Ready to Take on the Challenge
Sandro Marcos was not just replacing his father speaking in front of PUP spectators about BBL but Bongbong Marcos who has the great public speaking capability of his grandfather, former President Ferdinand Marcos. But he did it well with flying colors in his own way and ability.
He Apologizes on behalf of his father
Food poisoning made Bongbong Marcos miss his engagement but Sandro saves it by doing the speech himself. He seems not intimidated at all. In fact, he enjoys every bit of it right after he passes his comfort zone. It is evident that public life for him is just normal.
Sandros’s aura in front of the public is addictive. You just want to find out more after seeing a glimpse of hi, He would be someone to watch out for as he grows older.
When reporters throw questions at him, he simply answers them back with great enthusiasm. There were no questions unanswered. He was able to satisfy all the reporters who gathered around him right after his BBL speech at PUP.
Bongbong Marcos’ Nature is also his
Bongbong Marcos character reflects Sandro’s. After all, they are father and son. Good breeding is really important in nurturing future leaders and Marcos did a good job on that. No doubt.
The young Marcos is young, handsome. intelligent and witty but you can feel the humility in the tone of his voice. It signifies how he is raised at home. Firm in discipline but humble in many other ways. That is clearly a Bongbong Marcos culture.