The Marcoses are having a hard time looking for successors who can continue the family’s political lineage. The clan’s younger members are not interested in running for public office, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said. The governor is banking on Bongbong Marcos’ son Sandro Marcos to get a position. She said this after Nationalista Party mate, Senator Cynthia Villar confirms that she is one of the 3 senatorial candidates of NP.
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The problem with my family is that it’s a very, very reluctant dynasty. The young ones are too lazy to join public office. We really can’t find anybody who’s willing to run for office, Gov. Marcos explained.
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The Ilocos Norte governor, however, mentioned that her son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc is part of the provincial board as a Senior Board Member and “some cousins who are also in politics,” but the family is trying to convince more members to join politics.
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We’ve been recruiting Bongbong’s son. So if this goes on, let’s see who else we can bully or appeal to, or who else can be convinced by their grandmother. Perhaps, former First Lady and now Congresswoman Imelda Marcos may have to shed some tears to persuade them to follow their footsteps. They actually have better chances in national posts just like her.
Marcos, the governor, is now on her last term as the provincial chief of Ilocos Norte. Senator Villar attests that her chances of winning can only deteriorate if both she and her brother vie for the same position. Otherwise, it’s a sure win for her.