Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. paid tribute to his mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The Ilocano politiko said his mother Imelda was the “driving force” behind the creation of the CCP, of which the family matriarch is founding chair.
The CCP commemorated its 50th year as the cultural heart of Filipino art in all its forms.
“The CCP was the first Institute of its kind in the developing world. Never were our artists so well supported by government before or since. Without Imelda Marcos’ vision and love of Filipino artists and our culture, none of this would have come into existence,” Marcos said.
“Ipagmalaki ang kulturang Pinoy sa mundo!” he added.