|ILOCOS NORTE GOVERNOR Imee Marcos|
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — Governor Imee R. Marcos, eldest daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady now Congresswoman Imelda R. Marcos, turned 60 on November and looks forward to more years in public service.
Born as Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos on November 12, 1955, Governor Marcos is mother to three children, Fernando Martin “Borgy” Manotoc, Michael Manotoc and Matthew Joseph Manotoc.
She had served as leader of the Kabataang Barangay and congresswoman of Ilocos Norte, among others. At the provincial capitol, she gave thanks for the achievements of the province recognizing that it has been a “blockbuster year (not only for me) but for Ilocos Norte.”
“It has been a blockbuster year for the province as we have won a lot of awards this year. Hindi ako mahilig sumali sa mga contests, hindi rin ako naghahabol ng awards pero parang biglang nananalo tayo,” said Governor Marcos in a short speech here.
Last September, Ilocos Norte government has been cited as one of the 10 Galing Pook Awardees of 2015 for its flagship youth program locally known as “Sirib Express.”
Governor Marcos, who studied in London, the United States and the Philippines, attended the Princeton University, the Asian Institute of Management and the University of the Philippines, among others, has been named as an Outstanding Governor of the Philippines by Superbrands Marketing International Inc.
With her achievements, she expressed her gratitude to the employees of the Provincial Capitol for their hard work and efforts.
“Awards natin ang mga ito, hindi naman magaling yung governor kung hindi magaling ang tauhan,” she said.
Governor Marcos later joined farmers at Dungtal, Laoag City in harvesting their crops during the conduct of a program for agricultural development in rural areas, the “Paspas Dur-as Biag ti Away!”The program, launched on November 5, continues to provide further agricultural support including distribution of seeds, machineries and post-harvest facilities to Ilocano farmers.