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Marcos takes helm in Philippines, silent on father's abuses

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, praised his father's legacy and glossed over its violent past as he was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday after a stunning election victory that opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his family's image.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., right, waves beside wife Maria Louise, left, and son Sandro as they arrive at Malacanang Presidential Palace after the inauguration ceremony, on June 30, 2022. (Gerard Carreon / AP)

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