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Late Philippine dictator's son to run for vice president in elections next year

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. gestures during his speech as he talks about the Bangsamoro Basic Law during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines meeting in Manila, Philippines. The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after they were ousted in a "people power" revolt. Marcos asked Filipinos in a statement Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to judge him based on his 26-year career in government as a provincial official and national lawmaker. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. gestures during his speech as he talks about the Bangsamoro Basic Law during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines meeting in Manila, Philippines. The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced that he will run for vice president in next year's elections in a new gauge of his family's political clout nearly three decades after they were ousted in a "people power" revolt. Marcos asked Filipinos in a statement Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to judge him based on his 26-year career in government as a provincial official and national lawmaker. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)  (The Associated Press)

The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced he will run for vice president in next year's elections.

Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. asked Filipinos in a statement Monday to judge him based on his 26-year career in government as a provincial official and national lawmaker.

He did not touch on allegations of massive corruption and rights violations against his parents in a country which still marks the anniversary each year of their ouster in a 1986 "people power" revolt as a triumph of democracy.

His father died in exile in Hawaii in 1989 without admitting any wrongdoing.