What does the Marcos family’s return to power mean in the Philippines?

  • Jonathan Head
  • BBC Southeast Asia correspondent

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Ferdinand Pong Pong Marcus Jr and his family.

The history course in the Philippines has been completed.

The ruling family, which was ousted from power 36 years ago, and accused of outrageous greed and brutality, is about to return to the presidential palace.

It is a staggering blow to those who campaigned for accountability for abuses that occurred in the Philippines, during the old Marcos era.

The Marcos family has never apologized for the abuse, and has not returned many of the treasures they were accused of stealing from the National Treasury.