MANILA, Philippines – Senator-elect Imee Marcos and her son Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Joseph Manotoc joined other newly elected officials who took their oath of office before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Tuesday, June 25.
Like other officials who went to the Palace that day, the Marcoses were with members of their immediate family, a few of them no strangers to the place they called home for nearly two decades, when the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos ruled the country.
The Marcos family had a reunion of sorts with their patriarch when they took a family picture with his portrait that hung on a wall of the Palace Reception Hall, alongside portraits of other former presidents and the incumbent.
The other members of the Marcos family who were with the mother and son were former First Lady Imelda Marcos, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr and son Sandro, Irene Marcos-Araneta, and Imee’s two other sons, Borgy Manotoc and Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc.
Senator-elect Imee Marcos visited Malacanang Palace today with her family to take her oath of office as Senator before President Duterte. Led by Former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos, the family gathered in front of the portrait of Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos. pic.twitter.com/yATdRJoky1— Imee Marcos (@ManangImee) June 25, 2019
Ilocos Norte Senior Board Member Matthew Marcos Manotoc takes his oath as Governor before President Duterte in Malacañang today, June 25, while his mother, Senator-elect Imee Marcos, looks on. pic.twitter.com/CkGTLjdyky— Imee Marcos (@ManangImee) June 25, 2019