MARCOS' GRANDSON, MICHAEL MANOTOC PASSES BAR

'Mike' Manotoc tells Lola Imelda: Sorry, I didn't top the Bar like Lolo! A grandson of the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is one of 1,174 examinees who passed the 2013 Bar exams. Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc, a son of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former basketball coach Tommy Manotoc, passed the Bar on his first try. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines. Mr. Marcos himself was a lawyer and also a graduate of the UP College of Law. In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, the younger Manotoc said he was able to talk to his mother Imee and his “lola” - former First Lady Imelda Marcos - immediately after receiving news that he passed the Bar. He said the former first Lady had gone to Church to pray for him. “I said sorry because I did not top the Bar, unlike Lolo. They said it doesn’t matter. I guess they’re very proud.” In her Facebook page, Imee said: "Proud of my 4th generation UP Law son Atty. Michael Marcos Manotoc for passing the Bar Exam. Even if i didn't want him to be a lawyer, i am so happy he is one now!" Manotoc is simply “Mike” to his family, according to his half-brother, ANC news anchor and sportscaster TJ Manotoc. TJ's mother is former Ms. International Aurora Pijuan. TJ describes Mike as the most stubborn among his siblings, which is why they were not surprised that he went to law school. “We hardly saw him when he was studying, naka-baon sa books.” He said Mike is truly Ilocano – kuripot (stingy) as shown by what happened today when the Bar exam results were released. He is now part of the SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law office, together with the Bar exams second placer, Mark Xavier Oyales.

ALSO: From 96th in class, Nielson Pangan lands no. 1 in 2013 Bar exams

Nielson Pangan, a 2013 graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law, was ranked 96th in his class, according to Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te, quoting UP officials, yet he topped all the law school valedictorians who took the Bar with him. "Ang rank ko is nasa half," Pangan confirmed, adding there were 200 students in his batch, of which 170 graduated. 5,293 examinees took the grueling licensure exam in October last year. More than topping the 2013 Bar exams, Pangan claimed to focus his energies on being a good lawyer than passing the actual exams. In a phone interview on GMA News TV's Balitanghali, Pangan said he did not expect to top the Bar exams. "Hindi ko talaga inasahan. Until now I am shocked. Hindi ko alam kung anong nangyari," he said. Pangan, who is the first UP law graduate at number one since Joan A. de Venecia in 2005, said he felt happy that UP copped five of the top ten places in the 2013 Bar exams.

ALSO: Fifth placer took grueling Bar exams while pregnant

In January, Tercel Gephart gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Less than three months later, she was among the Top Ten in the 2013 Bar examinations. GMA News Online spoke to Gephart last October, on the final day of the grueling examinations that took four Sundays to complete. Back then, the expectant mother was seven months pregnant. Gephart, a graduate of the University of San Carlos in Cebu, admitted that she didn’t intend to get pregnant while reviewing for the Bar, but took the news of a baby in stride. “I'm seven months along. We didn't actually intend on getting pregnant. We didn't intend to, but they say it's good luck,” Gephert told GMA News Online.And good luck it was: Gephart was the fifth highest scorer in the Bar exams, garnering a grade of 83.90 percent.

ALSO: UP Law graduate tops bar exams

A graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law topped the 2013 bar examinations, besting 1,173 other successful examinees. Supreme Court (SC) Justice Arturo D. Brion, chairman of the examinations committee, announced yesterday that only 22.18 percent of the law graduates who took the bar examinations passed the tests UP’s Nielson G. Pangan got a rating of 85.80 percent to emerge as 2013 bar topnotcher. Bar Topnotchers: Other bar examinees who made it to the top 10 are: 2. Mark Xavier D. Oyales, UP; and Dianna Louise R. Wilwayco, Ateneo de Manila University, 85.45 percent; 3. Rudy V. Ortea, University of Batangas, 84.20; 4. Eden Catherine B. Mopia, UP, 84.05; 5. Tercel Maria G. Mercado Gephart, University of San Carlos, 83.90; 6. Manuel Elijah J. Sarausad, University of Cebu, 83.80; 7. Katrine Paula V. Suyat, San Beda College in Manila, 83.75; 8. Michael T. Tiu Jr., UP, 83.70; 9. Marjorie Ivory S. Fulgueras, AdeMU, 83.65; and 10. Cyril G. Arnesto, UP, 83.60.

ABOUT: Michael Marcos Manotoc

Mike, 23, wants to think that he is like everyone else, trying to survive law school – that his classmates and professors are not misjudging him for being the grandson of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Unavoidably, though, his being a Marcos sometimes makes law school more emotionally challenging for him than for the others. He is, after all, the first Marcos to attend UP Law after his grandfather’s presidency. It gets "a little strange" when his family is discussed in class. For instance, in Constitutional Law, they studied the powers of the President and ended up discussing Marcos v. Manglapus. It was a case filed by his family, then exiled in Hawaii, to petition the government to allow them to come home. In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, the younger Manotoc said he was able to talk to his mother Imee and his “lola” - former First Lady Imelda Marcos - immediately after receiving news that he passed the Bar. He said the former first Lady had gone to Church to pray for him. “I said sorry because I did not top the Bar, unlike Lolo. They said it doesn’t matter. I guess they’re very proud.” In her Facebook page, Imee said: "Proud of my 4th generation UP Law son Atty. Michael Marcos Manotoc for passing the Bar Exam. Even if i didn't want him to be a lawyer, i am so happy he is one now!" Manotoc denied he and the other fourth generation Marcoses are being groomed to follow the footsteps of the politicians in the family. However, he did not discount the possibility he may join public service in the future. He is now part of the SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law office, together with the Bar exams second placer, Mark Xavier Oyales.


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Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos with Borgy Manotoc (left) and Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc (right) Photo courtesy of Imee Marcos' Facebook account

MANILA, MARCH 24, 2014 (ABS-CBN) by Ira Pedrasa - 'Mike' Manotoc tells Lola Imelda: Sorry, I didn't top the Bar like Lolo

A grandson of the late former President Ferdinand E. Marcos is one of 1,174 examinees who passed the 2013 Bar exams.

Ferdinand Richard Michael Manotoc, a son of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former basketball coach Tommy Manotoc, passed the Bar on his first try.

He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines.

Mr. Marcos himself was a lawyer and also a graduate of the UP College of Law.

In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, the younger Manotoc said he was able to talk to his mother Imee and his “lola” - former First Lady Imelda Marcos - immediately after receiving news that he passed the Bar.

He said the former first Lady had gone to Church to pray for him. “I said sorry because I did not top the Bar, unlike Lolo. They said it doesn’t matter. I guess they’re very proud.”

In her Facebook page, Imee said: "Proud of my 4th generation UP Law son Atty. Michael Marcos Manotoc for passing the Bar Exam. Even if i didn't want him to be a lawyer, i am so happy he is one now!"

Manotoc denied he and the other fourth generation Marcoses are being groomed to follow the footsteps of the politicians in the family. However, he did not discount the possibility he may join public service in the future.

He is now part of the SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law office, together with the Bar exams second placer, Mark Xavier Oyales.


Bar 2ng placer Mark Xavier Oyales with Mike Manotoc Both are now with SyCip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan. Courtesy of Mr. TJ Manotoc.

Asked if he will help the Marcos family in the litigation of several cases, he said: “I don’t think I can since I’m an employee of SyCip and you can’t take on other clients.”

He said he wants to pursue for now a career in the private sector.

'A TRUE ILOCANO'

Manotoc is simply “Mike” to his family, according to his half-brother, ANC news anchor and sportscaster TJ Manotoc. TJ's mother is former Ms. International Aurora Pijuan.

TJ describes Mike as the most stubborn among his siblings, which is why they were not surprised that he went to law school. “We hardly saw him when he was studying, naka-baon sa books.”

He said Mike is truly Ilocano – kuripot (stingy) as shown by what happened today when the Bar exam results were released.

TJ said new hires in the law firm are “by tradition, presumed fired on the eve of the Bar results.” They can only come back if they pass the Bar.

Mike, however, still clocked in for work today. “Para hindi absent (at may sueldo), mga kuripot,” TJ said.

He said the entire family is “extremely happy that all his years and sacrifice have paid off."

Mike Manotoc is only one of many UP graduates who passed the Bar this year.

The 2013 Bar topnotcher, Nielson Pangan of UP, got a grade of 85.8%.

Four others from the state university placed in the top ten.

FROM GMA NEWS NETWORK

From 96th in class, Nielson Pangan lands no. 1 in 2013 Bar exams March 18, 2014 3:00pm 12.2K 173 1 15.3K

MANILA -Nielson Pangan (photo), a 2013 graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law, was ranked 96th in his class, according to Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te, quoting UP officials, yet he topped all the law school valedictorians who took the Bar with him.

"Ang rank ko is nasa half," Pangan confirmed, adding there were 200 students in his batch, of which 170 graduated. 5,293 examinees took the grueling licensure exam in October last year.

More than topping the 2013 Bar exams, Pangan claimed to focus his energies on being a good lawyer than passing the actual exams.

In a phone interview on GMA News TV's Balitanghali, Pangan said he did not expect to top the Bar exams.

"Hindi ko talaga inasahan. Until now I am shocked. Hindi ko alam kung anong nangyari," he said.

Pangan, who is the first UP law graduate at number one since Joan A. de Venecia in 2005, said he felt happy that UP copped five of the top ten places in the 2013 Bar exams.

"I am really happy for my school for placing the top again to redeem ourselves. Maraming nagsasabi na nawawala na ang UP, but here we are and I'm really proud of my school," he said.

"We were reminded na galingan namin, pero from the start, ang focus namin is to train to be good lawyers. So minsan, wala nang pakialam sa Bar. Parang ganon ang dating... But our batch tried to excel rin," he added.

When asked for his plans after passing arguably the most difficult of professional licensure exams, Pangan said he will continue to work for the law firm Migallos and Luna Law Offices.

96th in class

According to the law office's website, Pangan, who was born in Manila in 1987, took up B.S. Business Administration major in Legal Management at New Era University, and graduated magna cum laude in 2008.

Pangan then entered UP College of Law, and graduated in 2013, it added.

Meanwhile, he admitted that he found the change in the exams to be the most challenging part.

"Talagang nahirapan kami especially noong nagbago ang format..." he said.

For last October's Bar exams, the Supreme Court decided to change the rules once more. This time the exams were mostly being made up of essay questions rather than multiple choice.

The exams consisted of 20 percent multiple choice questions (MCQ) and 80 percent essay-type questions. The 20-percent MCQ portion of the exam was divided into four or five fact situations, from which the MCQs were asked.

The 80-percent essay portion, on the other hand, was divided into eight divisions of 10 points each, with a maximum of two facts per division from which questions were drawn.

The high court only introduced multiple-choice questions during the 2011 Bar Exams. However, for two years, or until the 2012 exams, results for the MCQ weighed more (60 percent) than the results for essay-type questions (40 percent) in computing for the final grade.

In August last year, or two months before the exams, the SC came up with guidelines for the examinees, among them a reminder not to use carabao English and an advice to construct sentences using only five to six words to increase readability.

The latest Bar exams' passing rate was 22.18 percent, according to 2013 Bar chairman and SC Associate Justice Arturo Brion at a briefing in Manila on Tuesday. That was a significant jump from the 17.76 pecent passing rate in 2012, a 12-year low.

A total of 5,293 examinees hurdled the four Sundays of the exams, from the original 5,593 who were admitted to take them in October last year. According to the SC, 5,641 law graduates applied for the 2013 Bar exams. —Amanda Fernandez with a report from Mark Merueñas/KG, GMA News

Fifth placer took grueling Bar exams while pregnant By PATRICIA DENISE CHIU, GMA NewsMarch 18, 2014 1:59pm 808 192 0 1064


Tercel Mercado-Gephart’s year is off to a good start.

In January, Tercel Gephart gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Less than three months later, she was among the Top Ten in the 2013 Bar examinations.

GMA News Online spoke to Gephart last October, on the final day of the grueling examinations that took four Sundays to complete. Back then, the expectant mother was seven months pregnant.

Gephart, a graduate of the University of San Carlos in Cebu, admitted that she didn’t intend to get pregnant while reviewing for the Bar, but took the news of a baby in stride.

“I'm seven months along. We didn't actually intend on getting pregnant. We didn't intend to, but they say it's good luck,” Gephert told GMA News Online.

And good luck it was: Gephart was the fifth highest scorer in the Bar exams, garnering a grade of 83.90 percent.

Aside from the usual pressures of taking the Bar, Gephert said she was faced with some unique challenges because she was pregnant when she took the exams.

“It's very tiring! When you're pregnant you just want to sleep, and the morning sickness, and the walking back and forth during the exam, it’s tiring and stressful,” she said, adding that she felt relief when the exams were over.

But despite the long hours, the new mother who is now a lawyer recalled that the pressure of taking the exams were lessened considerably by the fact that she reviewed with friends, who were understanding of her pregnancy.

“It was tiring pero it's better kasi we're a group of friends who took it, and we would help each other, like during lunch we would review together,” Gephert said. — KBK, GMA News

FROM MANILA BULLETIN

UP Law graduate tops bar exams by Rey G. Panaligan March 19, 2014

Manila, Philippines — A graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law topped the 2013 bar examinations, besting 1,173 other successful examinees.

Supreme Court (SC) Justice Arturo D. Brion, chairman of the examinations committee, announced yesterday that only 22.18 percent of the law graduates who took the bar examinations passed the tests

UP’s Nielson G. Pangan got a rating of 85.80 percent to emerge as 2013 bar topnotcher.

Bar Topnotchers

Other bar examinees who made it to the top 10 are:
2. Mark Xavier D. Oyales, UP; and Dianna Louise R. Wilwayco, Ateneo de Manila University, 85.45 percent;
3. Rudy V. Ortea, University of Batangas, 84.20;
4. Eden Catherine B. Mopia, UP, 84.05;
5. Tercel Maria G. Mercado Gephart, University of San Carlos, 83.90;
6. Manuel Elijah J. Sarausad, University of Cebu, 83.80;
7. Katrine Paula V. Suyat, San Beda College in Manila, 83.75;
8. Michael T. Tiu Jr., UP, 83.70;
 9. Marjorie Ivory S. Fulgueras, AdeMU, 83.65; and
10. Cyril G. Arnesto, UP, 83.60.

In a press conference, Justice Brion said the standard passing average of 75 percent had to be lowered by the SC, acting as a full court, after considering the structure of grades obtained by those who took the tests, the difficulty of the questions on multiple choice, and precedents during previous bar examinations.

Brion said most of the difficulties arose from the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) that comprised about 20 percent of the total examinations.

He explained that the MCQs consisted of two types – one on the absolute knowledge of law and the other on the absolute knowledge of law and an analysis of what the examinees know.

He said that had the passing grade not been lowered by the SC to 73 percent only 694 examinees would have passed the tests.

Thus, he recommended a re-study of the MCQs in future bar examinations “probably starting this 2014.”

Last year’s bar examination given during the four Sundays of October was the 112th tests given by the SC since 1900. It was held for the third time at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

The examinations dealt on eight subjects – Political Law and Public International Law, Labor and Social Legislation, Civil Law, Taxation, Mercantile Law, Criminal Law, Remedial Law, and Legal and Judicial Ethics.

The 2013 bar examiners are Atty. Ramon S. Esguerra (Political and International Law), Atty. Soledad F. Nograles (Labor and Social Legislation), Justice Japar D. Dimaampao (Civil Law), Atty. Jose Mario C. Buñag (Taxation), Atty. Ricardo B. Blancaflor (Mercantile Law), Judge Juanita T. Guerrero (Criminal Law), Justice Apolinario D. Bruselas Jr. (Remedial Law), and Justice Jose C. Reyes Jr. (Legal Ethics).

Following the release of the bar examinations result, Malacañang congratulated the passers.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the Palace is one with the new bar passers in their success.

We congratulate them and we are one with their parents and families in celebrating their success, Coloma said. (With a report from Madel Sabater Namit)

FROM RAPPLER.COM

Michael Marcos Manotoc BY CARMELA FONBUENA POSTED ON 03/18/2014 3:11 PM | UPDATED 03/18/2014 5:54 PM 47 Comments 6K


Editor's Note: In 2009, Newsbreak wrote about some students at the UP College of Law, including then 23-year-old Ferdinand Richard Michael Marcos-Manotoc, a grandson of former president Ferdinand Marcos. Manotoc took the Bar in 2013, and is among the 1,174 aspiring lawyers who passed. We are republishing it here. (READ: UP tops the 2013 bar examinations)

MANILA, Philippines – Mike, 23, wants to think that he is like everyone else, trying to survive law school – that his classmates and professors are not misjudging him for being the grandson of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Unavoidably, though, his being a Marcos sometimes makes law school more emotionally challenging for him than for the others. He is, after all, the first Marcos to attend UP Law after his grandfather’s presidency.

It gets "a little strange" when his family is discussed in class.

For instance, in Constitutional Law, they studied the powers of the President and ended up discussing Marcos v. Manglapus.

It was a case filed by his family, then exiled in Hawaii, to petition the government to allow them to come home.


TJ Manotoc--the son of 1970 Miss International Aurora Pijuan and sportsman Tommy Manotoc--is not as handsome as his half-brother Borgy. However, he’s sexy because he exudes class effortlessly. Manotoc started out as a sportscaster for ABS-CBN. He got his fair share of groupies during his sports stint. He is currently an anchor for Studio 23’s News Central. He recently ended his Mornings@ANC stint and is now Ces Drilon’s co-anchor in ANC’s The Rundown.


Borgy Manotoc: the 30-year-old commercial model and entrepreneur is the grandson of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos and Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos. He is also the eldest of three sons of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and a nephew of Sen. Bongbong Marcos. With a background that includes events planning, Borgy is now helping his mom endorse a campaign aimed at making the province they hail from one of the country’s prime tourist destinations. He has been tasked with organizing promotional activities that target the youth. When asked if he would follow the footsteps of his mother, Borgy said, “Those are big footsteps. My mom has done a lot.” ‘Mahilig sa sapatos, pareho ng Lola’ - Imee SOURCE: Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Tue, Mar 20, 2012


Sportsman Tommy Manotoc is a Filipino golfer and former basketball coach. Manotoc is currently the president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP).[1][2][3] He occasionally writes as a sports columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and was a TV panelist for the PBA coverage from 2000 to 2002. As basketball coach, Manotoc has won six PBA titles, including a grand slam with the fabled Crispa Redmanizers.WIKIPEDIA.


Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc

"The whole family wanted to come back to the Philippines, but Cory – through her emissaries – decided that allowing our family to return would be detrimental to national security," he explains.

The Supreme Court favored President Corazon Aquino and junked the argument of the Marcoses that she abused her discretion.

Since some professors are also human rights lawyers, they would sometimes attack the Martial Law regime. "I don’t think they ever censor themselves for me," Mike says, laughing to downplay his situation.

All these are new to Mike.

By going to International School in Manila for high school, and later New York University to pursue political science, he was effectively shielded from very strong opinions against his grandfather.

"It’s the first time I’ve actually seen the more passionate opinions first hand," he says.

He tries to shrug it off: "I’m getting used to it. I try not to get emotionally involved. It’s just politics. You have very passionate opinions on all sides. Wherever my allegiances lie, I respect their opinions and try to learn as much as I can. These are legal luminaries that know so much more about [the law] than I do."

He admits it also hits him sometimes, especially during the week of final exams, when he feels most vulnerable. "Just to be honest, you know, with their opinions being so strong about my family, will they really be able to treat me fairly? Will they be able to be objective with the grandson? Or will they just take advantage of the situation? If I really want to take it seriously, sometimes I question if I will be able to deal with that situation."

His mom, former Ilocos Norte Rep. Imee Marcos, is his sounding board. When Mike gets upset, she would tell him, "I would understand if you want to leave."

But Mike is not discouraged. He bounces back by recognizing how his grandfather’s critics – despite their opinions – have so far been fair to him.

In his first year at the College, nobody has confronted him personally, and he gets from his professors "equal torture" as his classmates during recitations.

"At the end of the day, it’s just me. Whoever you are, however you conduct yourself, how you deal with people, they will judge you on that basis. Good or bad. I appreciate that a lot," he says.

Besides, Mike knew as early as 12 that this was the path he wanted to take.

After an informal internship at the Office of the Solicitor General in 2008, he decided that he’d like to join that office later.

It’s a decision that, he says, made his mom shake her head. "She wants, more than anything else, just a comfortable life for her children. She’s aware of the emotional difficulties that come along with public service, that there are so many great people in the public sector who don’t get enough recognition for what they do," Mike explains.

What does Mike tell his mom? "'But they need people, Mom,' I tell her something corny like that," Mike says, laughing again. – Rappler.com

IMEE MARCOS MANOTOC


Michael, Matthew and Borgy Manotoc with their fabulous mom, Gov. Imee Marcos, at the St. Augustine Church in Paoay.

Imee Marcos (born November 12, 1955), is a Filipino politician who has been Governor of Ilocos Norte since 2010. She served three terms as Representative of the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007.

She formerly belonged to the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan or KBL political party, the same party that supported her father, President Ferdinand Marcos.

Subsequently she joined the alliance of the Nacionalista Party of Manny Villar in support of her mother and her brother.

She is the sister of Ilocos Norte Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., who replaced her as the Representative for the 2nd District of Ilocos Norte.

IMEE (Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos) is the first child of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, former president of the Philippines (1917-1989) and his wife, former First Lady Imelda Romualdez-Marcos. Both parents ruled the Philippines together from 1965 to 1985.

Imee was born on November 12, 1955 in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila. She has a younger brother, Ferdinand "Bong-Bong" Marcos, Jr., currently a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, and two younger sisters, Irene Marcos-Araneta, a socialite, and Aimee Marcos, who was adopted and works as an entrepreneur and musician.

Marcos, who turned 10 the day after her father was elected president in 1965, grew up as a young child at Malacañan Palace, the official residence of the president of Republic of the Philippines.

In an interview with Filipinas Magazine in 1999, she admitted that she was not comfortable living at the Palace because it was too confining, very formal and fixed. She also added that it is not necessarily the most appropriate place to bring up a kid but it was quite nice.

While living at the Palace, Marcos attended regular schools in Manila, then was tutored at the Palace because they found it difficult to go out because of protest rallies outside Malacañang This she found the most boring thing that happened, to learn without classmates.

Education

Marcos went to the Institucion Teresiana (Poveda Learning Center) from Kindergarten to Grade IV where she earned First Honors. She attended Assumption Convent at Herran St. in Manila for Grade V to First Year High School where she also earned First Honors. Then, she went to the American School in Makati.

Imee, her brother Ferdinand Jr. (Bongbong) and sister, Irene had been studying in England before Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 on September 21, 1972. They stayed there for a few years until they finished their studies.

But they came home for Christmas and summer holidays. Imee was just about to turn 17 years old at that time. Bongbong was sent ahead of Imee and Irene to England to continue their studies.

In England, they had to live by themselves. "We were much concerned about adopting to a new and very cold environment. I was clueless. I wasn't aware of what was going on because we were struggling to cope in England without our parents, so it wasn't very real to us that things actually changed in the Philippines in an important way," she candidly recalls.

In London, she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Acting and Playwriting, (with Distinction). She took up Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK (with Distinction). She also went to the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, Mayfield, Sussex, England British Kingdom (GCSE Examinations –(7) UK Firsts,(3) Seconds). Marcos completed her secondary education at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California where she graduated valedictorian of her class.

She completed a B.A. degree in Religion and Politics at Princeton University.

Imee became the most visible among the three Marcos children when she returned to the Philippines.

She was chairperson of the Kabataang Barangay or youth organization. Then, she earned her M.A. in Management and Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management in Makati. She did her graduate study in anthropology, sociology, literature, arts, history and theater at Princeton University in New Jersey and the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Marcos also studied French and Dialectical Arabic at the Royal University of Rabat in Morocco, as such she speaks ostensibly with French, Spanish, Latin, Arabic, Portuguese, aside from her knowledge about Ilocano, Waray, English, Tagalog and basic Mandarin and Japanese. She also studied Writing: screenplay; children's literature; painting and art; and interior design at the National University of Singapore College of Extramural Studies.

Imee was counsel at the Center for Legal Aid at the U.P. College of Law. She was also a consultant for corporate taxation of the Independent Realty Corp., Anchor Corp., Prime Holdings, MidPasig Realty Corp. She was columnist of The Manila Bulletin in Manila, publisher of the Filpino Film Review, publisher and editor of the Kabataang Barangay Foundation, Makati, Metro Manila, and Special consultant to the chairman of the board of ABS-CBN, RPN 9 and IBC 13. From 1979-1986, she was consultant to the minister of the National Media Production Center in Quezon City. Then, from 1981 to 1986, she was director general of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines.

Prior to politics, Imee was producer for eleven years (1975–1986) of two famous Filipino children shows namely: Kulit Bulilit and Kaluskos Musmos - where Batibot originated. For five years (1981–1986), Imee was director-general of Experimental Cinema of the Philippines and produced: Oro, Plata, Mata; Himala; Misteryo sa Tuwa and Soltero. She co-produced with Marilou Diaz-Abaya the movie Brutal with Peque Gallaga, Scorpio Nights; and with Tikoy Aguiluz in The Boatman.

Imee also produced and wrote animation featuring Nonoy Marcelo's "Da Real Makoy and Lam-Ang", among others.

Imee also held the following positions:

President/Executive Producer of Renegade Filmamakers - (1996 to present) Founding Chair of the Kabataang Barangay Foundation - (1975–1986) Producer of Metro Magazine - (1975–1986) Consultant/Writer of the Children's Television Workshop for Asia and New York - (1977–1979) Marcos has dabbled in drama, appearing in the Cultural Center of the Philippines' production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

In 2007, along with some industry luminaries, Imee Marcos established the Creative Media and Film Society of the Philippines (CREAM). A year after CREAM evolved into CREAM Content Distribution, Inc., a production company that specializes in animation, game and film production. She is currently the president of CREAM.

Personal life

Former Congresswoman now Ilocos Norte Governor Marcos was once married to businessman Tommy Manotoc, an avid golfer and former Professional Basketball Coach.

They have three sons: Fernando Martin ("Borgy"), a commercial model and a DJ; Michael, a student at New York University; and Matthew Joseph, a student at Claremont McKenna College. And her stepson Tommy "TJ" Manotoc, whose also sportscaster and news anchor. Imee Marcos and Manotoc are now separated.


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