Aimee Marcos

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Aimee Marcos
Born (1979-05-02) May 2, 1979 (age 43)
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Aimee Romualdez Marcos (born May 2, 1979) is a Filipina musician and public figure known as the drummer of indie music band The Dorques. She is the adopted [1] daughter of the late former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and former first lady [2] Imelda Marcos. [3] [4] [5]

She was the only member of the immediate Marcos family to still be a minor when martial law was formally lifted in 1981 and when the Marcoses went into exile in Honolulu in 1986, [6] [7] and has stayed away from politics. [4]

She is currently living in Cagayan de Oro with her husband, Cid Bernedo, and their son. [8]

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