The New “Rich Kids”:
8 Political Scions
Hovering on our Feeds
By Blair Perez
We’ve long seen children of politicians following the footsteps of their parents: from being a scion of political dynasties to actually becoming politicians themselves. But there are those who chose a different path: either to live a quiet, happy life or maybe, they’re just too young to decide to enter the political scene. But thanks to social media, they are creating their own names online, showing us the perks of being sons and daughters of political figures. Here are some of them:
Kitty Duterte is only 13 years old, but she has already conquered social media with her trendy OOTDs, travel photos and snaps with her friends. It’s no wonder why: this kid is the youngest daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte. And given her number of followers now, we won’t be surprised if she pursues showbiz in the future.
The daughter of celebrities-turned-politicians Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez is definitely an It-girl-in-the-making. She’s an honor student and a student-athlete (she’s a volleyball player!). Juliana will be turning 18 next year, and we bet it’ll be a debut party to watch out for!
Jimuel Pacquiao, the son of boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao, is just your #lifegoals. His Instagram is full of adventures, you can tell he has a colorful life. He can buy you, your friends… well, almost everything.
Jake Ejercito may be known for being the good-looking son of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada, but more than that, he is a travel blogger who constantly takes on new adventures around the world. He is also a father to five-year-old Ellie Eigenmann, and you can tell by his Instagram photos how adorable they are.
It’s obvious in his Instagram photos that this showbiz newcomer loves traveling; he has been to some of our dream destinations and he’s only 21! Julian Estrada is the son of Senator Jinggoy Estrada, and while he’s been lying low to the industry for years now, his online posts show how active he is in the music and party scene.
Jayda Avanzado is slowly following the footsteps of her parents, 80’s heartthrob and former Siquijor Vice Governor Dingdong Avanzado and OPM legend Jessa Zaragoza. She’s not only attending a lot of concerts, she has also opened for one foreign act! If she’s not traveling, she does vlogs and song covers for her YouTube channel.
If you look at Isabelle Duterte’s Instagram feed, you’d notice that she’s a fashionista who loves clothes, travel, and parties like most teenagers. This 17-year old is the daughter of president son and Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte, and since she has signed up with talent manager Anabelle Rama last year, you’ll probably see her soon on TV.
Frankie Pangilinan will surely go places. She has graced a magazine cover and sang live on TV but she still remains low-key despite being the daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan and singer Sharon Cuneta. With her talent and aura, she has what it takes to be the next It-girl!
Know other notable political scions who’s not on our radar yet? Share with us in the comments section below!