President Ferdinand Marcos JrMarcos Jr greets his supporters at the campaign headquarters in Mandaluyong city, Philippines on May 11. The newspaper Age reported that STR XINHUA SYDNEY Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos had made a low key trip to Australia, bringing some protesters onto the streets of Melbourne on Tuesday.
The protesters gathered outside an address in central Melbourne and said they believed that Marcos was on a private visit to Australia.
Reuters was unable to confirm this with the Philippine Embassy in Australia, which did not respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for Marcos in Manila didn't respond immediately to questions from Reuters but was due to hold a news conference later in the day.
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The return to the political dynasty of Ferdinand Marcos is the son of the president-elect and has divided the country.
The older Marcos died in Hawaii in 1989.
A government-appointed commission found that his family and cronies had an estimated $10 billion in ill-gotten wealth under his rule.
Australia's foreign affairs department did not respond to a request for comment.