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

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.