In inaugural address, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is silent. about his father’s abuse

Manila, Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the eponymous son of a deposed dictator, praised his father’s legacy and covered up his violent past when he was sworn in as Philippine president on Thursday after a stunning election victory that opponents say was achieved by laundering his family’s image .

His rise to power, 36 years after an army-backed “People Power” uprising kicked his father out of office and into global disgrace, is turning politics in Asian democracy upside down, where a holiday, monuments and the Philippine constitution recalling the end of the tyrannical rule of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

But in his inaugural address, Mr. Marcos Jr. the legacy of his late father, who he said had accomplished many things not done since the country’s independence.