The Marcoses’ power in Ilocos Norte is in danger of waning unless the younger generation steps up and runs for elective posts in 2019.
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has admitted that her family is having a difficult time looking for successors. At a forum last week in Malate, she said no one among her younger relatives appear to be interested in becoming politikos.
Imee noted that her own son, Sangguniang Panlalawigan board member Matthew Marcos-Manotoc, is reluctant to run for governor.
“We’ve been recruiting Bongbong’s son. So if this goes on, let’s see, sino pa mabu-bully or mapapakiusapan or maiiyakan ng lola (Imelda). Tingnan natin,” Philippine Star editor Marichu Villanueva quoted Imee as saying.
Imee is considering running for senator in 2019 since she is already on her third and final term as governor.
Her mother, former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos, is also on her last term in Congress.