Incumbent governor Imee Marcos is running for reelection for Ilocos Norte governor seat in 2013. Imee is one of the 2013 candidates vying for governor position unopposed.
Known also as Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos (born November 12, 1955), Imee Marcos has been Governor of Ilocos Norte since 2010.
Prior to her post 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.
Born: November 12, 1955 (age 57) in Mandaluyong City
Political Party: KBL (1980–2009), Nacionalista (2009–present)
Spouse: Tommy Manotoc (separated)
Residence: Batac, Ilocos Norte
Alma mater: Princeton University
- Princeton University (B.A.)
- University of the Philippines College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City (Bachelor of Laws)
- Asian Institute of Management in Makati (M.A. in Management and Business Administration)
About the Ilocos Norte
Ilocos Norte is one of the provinces of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. It belongs to Region I and is noted for being the birthplace of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who led an authoritarian rule over the country during the latter half of his incumbency.
Laoag City is the capital of Ilocos Norte and is located at the northwest corner of Luzon Island, bordering Cagayan and Apayao to the east, and Abra and Ilocos Sur to the south. Ilocos Norte faces the South China Sea to the west and the Luzon Strait to the north.
Ilocos Norte is composed of 2 component cities, 21 municipalities, 557 barangays and 2 congressional districts (1st and 2nd districts of Ilocos Norte). As of 2007, Ilocos Norte has 547,284 residents, who are Ilocano, Tagalog, and English speakers.
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