Sandro Marcos

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Sandro Marcos[1] (born Ferdinand Alexander Araneta Marcos III on 7 March 1994) is a politician. He is the representative of Ilocos Norte's 1st congressional district as of June 2022.[2] Marcos is the eldest of the three sons of President Bongbong Marcos and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos.[3]

Early life and education

Marcos was born on 7 March 1994, in Laoag, Ilocos Norte to Bongbong Marcos, then-representative of the 2nd district of Ilocos Norte, and Attorney Liza Araneta Marcos.[1] He is the eldest of the three sons. He is the grandson of the late president, Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his wife Imelda Marcos.[4]

Marcos received his primary education from Don Sergio Osmeña Senior Memorial National High School, Inc. and Padre Annibale School in Laoag. He then left for the United Kingdom and attended the Worth School from 2006 to 2013 for his secondary education. He subsequently went to the University of London, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in international relations with honors in 2016.[5] He then obtained a master's degree in developmental studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017.[6][7][8][9]

Political career

Before running for public office, Marcos worked as a member of the legislative staff of House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin Romualdez, his father's cousin.[10]

House of Representatives, first term (2022–present)

Marcos successfully ran for representative of Ilocos Norte's 1st District in the 2022 elections, defeating incumbent Ria Christina Fariñas.[11] Despite being a newcomer to the House of Representatives, he was named House Senior Deputy Majority Leader of the 19th Congress on 26 July 2022.[12][13]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Who is Sandro Marcos? (April 27, 2022).
  2. "Sandro Marcos is new Ilocos Norte representative", Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 10, 2022. 
  3. "Philippine Congress declares Marcos as next president", Reuters, May 26, 2022. 
  4. "Marcos scion gears up for Congress, learns ropes from Romualdez", Manila Standard, August 11, 2021. 
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  9. Lamentillo, Anna Mae (April 27, 2022). Who is Sandro Marcos?. Manila Bulletin.
  10. "Sandro Marcos thanks uncle Martin for mentoring him", The Philippine Star, March 16, 2022. 
  11. Mugas, John Michael. "Neophyte Sandro Marcos defeats Fariñas in Ilocos Norte 1st district", Rappler, May 10, 2022. 
  12. Cervantes, Filane Mikee. "House elects Sandro Marcos as senior deputy majority leader", Philippine News Agency, July 26, 2022. Retrieved on July 26, 2022. 
  13. Cupin, Bea. "Presidential son Sandro Marcos is both first-time lawmaker and ‘senior’ House leader", Rappler, July 26, 2022. Retrieved on July 26, 2022.