Ferdinand Marcos Jr was on Thursday sworn in as the Philippine president in a ceremony in Manila.
Marcos Jr (64) takes over from outgoing leader Rodrigo Duterte whose daughter, Sara Duterte, is being sworn in as vice-president.
Marcos Jr took his oath of office at midday local time in a colourful ceremony at the National Museum.
His inauguration marks a stunning comeback for the Marcos political dynasty, which was ousted after a popular revolt in 1986.
Marcos Jr’s father, Ferdinand Marcos Sr, ruled the Philippines for two decades with an iron fist.
He placed the country under martial law and took control of the country’s courts, businesses and media.
The army and police arrested and tortured thousands of dissidents and political opponents were murdered.
Marcos Sr’s rule ended in 1986 when a mass uprising saw millions of people take to the streets and the Marcos family including Marcos Jr, who was 28 at the time, fled the country for Hawaii.
Marcos Sr died at St. Francis Medical Center in Honolulu on September 28, 1989, of kidney, heart, and lung ailments, 17 days after his 72nd birthday.
Marcos Jr returned to the Philippines in 1991 and has since sought to paint his father’s presidency as a “golden period” of growth and prosperity.