Despite their grandfathers having beef in politics in the past, the grandchildren of two famous political opponents proved that love knows no boundaries. Earlier this week, a Marcos heir tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend from the Manglapus clan.
In a private ceremony held on Makati City last Wednesday, the grandchildren of late Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and Raul Manglapus were wed, ending the decade-long Marcos and Manglapus clan feud which rooted way back in the 1960s.
According to reports, the Marcos heir is none other than Imee Marcos’ second son, Michael Ferdinand Manotoc. On the other hand, the bride is Carina Amelia Manglapus who is a direct descendant of Raul Manglapus.
Back in the 1960’s, Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and Raul Manglapus were rivals in politics. Both Marcos and Manglapus fiercely fought for the 1965 presidential election. The beef has gone so far that when Marcos secured the presidential seat, he exiled Manglapus to the United States, which became his home for 14 excruciating years.
Aside from this, Marcos also banned Manglapus’ immediate family from seeing him in the US. Due to this, Manglapus’ family resorted to a backdoor escape with the use of a small raft. Meanwhile, Manglapus remained in the US, afraid his freedom will be compromised as there is a warrant of arrest waiting for him should he come back to the Philippines.
In spite of their ancestors’ political rivalry, the newly-wed couple proved that their love conquers all. The Marcos heir is a 2014 graduate from the University of the Philippines-Law while his bride graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in creative writing.
The wedding ceremony was reportedly attended by the immediate family and friends of the couple. Though it was a private gathering, the wedding was not hushed. It attracted the attention of people online because of the interesting circumstances surrounding the couple’s love story.
After their wedding, a traditional celebration called “bales” was also held at the San Augustin Church in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. This tradition is commonly executed when an Ilocano couple ties the knot outside their hometown.
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