Bongbong Marcos Jnr listens to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark his late father’s 100th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte, on September 10, 2017. File photo: AFP
Bongbong Marcos Jnr listens to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark his late father’s 100th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte, on September 10, 2017. File photo: AFP

Philippines’ Marcos Jnr will take presidential oath at venue linked to father’s brutal legacy

  • The former Philippine Congress building was once the scene of violent protests by student activists who accused Marcos Snr of cheating his way to a second term in 1969
  • Playwright Bonifacio Ilagan, who participated in student protests and was jailed during Marcos Snr’s dictatorship, says he continues to be labelled as an agitator out ‘to embarrass’ son Marcos Jnr

Bongbong Marcos Jnr listens to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark his late father’s 100th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte, on September 10, 2017. File photo: AFP
Bongbong Marcos Jnr listens to the national anthem during a ceremony to mark his late father’s 100th birthday in Batac, Ilocos Norte, on September 10, 2017. File photo: AFP
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