Son of Bongbong Marcos earns master's degree from London university

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 14) — The son of former senator Bongbong Marcos finished his graduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, social media posts said.

Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos, 23, posted on Instagram on December 12 a picture of him in a toga, saying he earned his Master's Degree in Development Studies.

The young Marcos thanked his parents, Bongbong and Lisa Marcos, who were with him in the photo.

"Finally, the conclusion to endless sessions in the library until early morning. At the end of the day, I could not have done any of this without these two people by my side. Thanks Mom and Dad for the constant support (and occasional push). Never going to forget everything I've learned from this amazing university, on to the next challenge," he said.

The London School of Economics is regarded as one of the top universities in the world. In 2018, it ranked second in the annual QS World University Rankings in Social Sciences and Management, after Harvard University.

The elder Marcos, posted about his son's graduation on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

The younger Marcos was active in campaigning for his father in his vice presidential bid in 2016. He made waves on social media for his looks and his views on issues.

During the campaign, Bongbong Marcos' own academic credentials were criticized. He then clarified the issue by revealing he got a special diploma from Oxford University in England, and that he never finished his master's degree at the Wharton Business School in the University of Pennsylvania.