Asian Writers' Circle

The Marcos family's last gasp

With President Rodrigo Duterte in power, the Marcos family is ascendant in Philippine national politics again.

The remains of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos have been buried at the national heroes' cemetery; his only son and namesake has a live election protest against the incumbent vice-president; his eldest daughter Imee, governor of his home province of Ilocos Norte, is polling well among likely candidates for the Senate; and his wife Imelda, at 89, is in her third term as representative of the Marcos' old congressional bailiwick.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline 'The Marcos family's last gasp'. Print Edition | Subscribe