Marcos Myth: Bongbong Marcos Is Already Dead and Got Replaced By A Clone?

Have you watched science fiction films wherein the plot revolves around people who unlocks the mysteries of human cloning? Well, our featured topic in this article has a touch of interesting cloning rumors. The people involved in this urban legend is considered to be very powerful and influential, that's why it is hard not to be captivated by this intriguing urban myth. Are you ready to revisit the past with the Bongbong Marcos Clone issue?

Who is Bongbong Marcos?

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Romualdez Marcos, Jr. or most commonly known as Bongbong Marcos was born on September 13, 1957. A Filipino senator of the Philippines. The only son and second child of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos. His family has been the topic of numerous urban legends but in this article, we will be focusing on the alleged rumors being thrown at him for the longest time.

The Urban Legend
At the time of former Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, rumors about their projects and doings, and even their lives were widespread in the Philippines. Some stories about them were distorted, as for example the San Juanico Bridge Legend, where Imelda Marcos ordered children's blood be mixed with the cement as sacrifice; the Manila Film Center Legend, where 26 (or more or less than hundred) construction workers were alleged been buried in the building and not rescued or been dug up just to meet the completion date set by Imelda Marcos; and Bongbong Marcos Legend, for which this article is about.
According to rumors, Bongbong Marcos was already dead, and the person we can see sitting in the Senate is only a clone of 'him'. The legend spread in late 1970s and in early 1980's.
  • The first version of the legend has it that Bongbong Marcos had a fisticuff with an Indian-national classmate. In the said fight, he was stabbed accidentally by his classmate to death. Strangely, there was no news about his body been returned in the Philippines. 
  • The Second version says, that he was killed in a road accident in Manila (other stories suggest, it happened in London) when he was a teenager. 
  • The third version has it that Bongbong was abducted by rebel armies from Mindanao, and he was killed there.
In continuation of the legend, Imelda Marcos convinced one of his nephews, who closely resembles his son, to undergo a plastic surgery and pretend to be Bongbong Marcos in replace. - source:
Bongbong Marcos Airs His Side

Bongbong Marcos rarely speak about this issue. Here's a video wherein he talks about the cloning issue surrounding his identity.


The legend were passed on to different generations since then. There is no concrete detail to where this legend originated from. Many believes that the alleged cloning of Bongbong Marcos has something to do with politics. It is common that the male child is expected to inherit and continue the legacy of its family.What more if you come from the Marcos family who is known for their supremacy? It is believed that Bongbong needs to continue his father's legacy as his sisters may not be able to do it during that time.

I believe that there are always two sides to every story and it is quite interesting to note that during the Martial Law era from the Marcos Administration, people were so scared to retaliate at first and it is claimed by some that numerous rumors were created against the Marcoses to taint its reputation and anger the citizens even more, in preparation for the revolution against Marcos. This story is going to be talked about for a very long time and this will be passed to the next generation whether we like it or not, Do you know why? The Marcos Administration is one of the most controversial Filipino moments of all time and it is expected that people won't forget to spread the intriguing tales from the Martial Law era.


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