Manila: Millions Of Voters Voted In The Philippines On Monday, Giving The Name And Son Of Former Dictator Ferdinand Marcos An Early Lead.

In An Effort To Bring His Family Back To The Top Of The Country's Political Hierarchy. Amnesty International Estimates That During The Two-decade Reign Of The Elder Marcos

About Half Of Which The Country Spent Under Martial Law - About 70,000 People Were Imprisoned, 34,000 Were Tortured, And More Than 3,000 Were Killed.

"What Marcos Has Done Is Basically Preach An Alternate History Of The Martial Law Period As A Period Of Peace, Progress.

And Prosperity," Sheila Coronel, A Veteran Philippine Journalist And Professor At The Columbia School Of Journalism, Told Cbs News.

The Marcos Family Amassed An Estimated $5 Billion To $10 Billion In Unfairly Acquired Wealth During That Time.

"At Least $3 Billion In Assets Have Been Recovered, So That's A Realistic Estimate," Said Ruben Carranza, A Former Commissioner To The President.

The Commission On Good Governance, The Agency Tasked With Finding And Recovering The Stolen Billions, Told Cbs News.

Despite That History, The Dictator's Son, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Known By His Childhood Nickname "Bongbong", Led A Decisive Early

Votes Were Cast On Monday. The Son Largely Avoided Questions About His Father's Slander—and His Possible Involvement In The Billing.