Ferdinand Marcos Jr. - Philippines' new President

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as the 17th President of the Philippines on Thursday, restoring one of the country's most notorious political dynasties to the Malacañang Palace 36 years after his father was ousted in a popular uprising.

Marcos Jr., known as "Bongbong" in the Philippines, won a landslide in May 9 elections on a platform of national unity and a promise of more jobs, lower prices and more investment in agriculture and infrastructure.

Marcos Jr., 64, is the son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., whose 21-year kleptocratic rule of the country from 1965 to 1986 was marked by human rights abuses, widespread corruption, and plunder of the state coffers.

Incoming Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte take part in the inauguration ceremony for Marcos at the Malacanang presidential palace grounds in Manila on June 30.

"This is a historic moment for us all," he said. "You picked me to be your servant, to enable changes to benefit all. I fully understand the gravity of responsibility you put on my shoulders. I do not take it lightly but I am ready for the task."