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2023, September 13.  President Ferdinand (Bong Bong) Marcos, 66th Birth Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of 40, Miniature Sheets of One




16p - Ferdinand (Bong Bong) Marcos  -  40,000

55p Souvenir Sheets of One  -  4,000



First Day Covers:  Manila





President Ferdinand (Bong Bong) Marcos  -  66th Birth Anniversary

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. (born September 13, 1957, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines) Filipino politician who has been president of the Philippines since 2022. Prior to becoming president, he served in government from the 1980s to the 2010s as senator, congressman, governor, and vice governor.

Nicknamed Bongbong, he is the scion of a prominent political family in the Philippines. He was born to Ferdinand Marcos, who would rule the Philippines for 20 years, and to Imelda Romualdez Marcos, who would wield great power as first lady during her husband’s rule.

Bongbong started his political career in 1981 when he became vice governor in his home province of Ilocos Norte. After serving in that role, Bongbong continued to steadily build his reputation in government, becoming governor of the province twice (1983–86 and 1998–2007), a member of the House of Representatives for Ilocos Norte’s 2nd district twice (1992–95 and 2007–10), and a member of the Senate (2010–16).

In 2021 Bongbong announced his bid to become the country’s president through a video he posted on YouTube and Facebook. During the 2022 presidential campaign, Bongbong emphasized the unity of the country.

During the campaign Bongbong heavily leveraged social media platforms—including TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook—to get his messages out and to garner support.

The presidential election was held on May 9, 2022, and Bongbong was officially declared the next president on the 25th. He reportedly won by a landslide with more than 31 million votes, On June 30, 2022, Bongbong was sworn in as the 17th president of the Philippines,




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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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