Tenth President of the Republic of the Philippines
December 30, 1965 - February 25, 1986
Date of Birth: September 11, 1917
Place of Birth: Sarrat, llocos Norte
Father: Mariano Marcos
Mother: Josefa Edralin
Espouse: Imelda Romualdez
Children: Maria Imelda, Ferdinand Jr., and Irene
Date of Death: September 28, 1989
Place of Death: Makiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
Age at death: 72
Elementary and Secondary
• Paaralang Sentral ng Sarrat
• Mababang Paaralan ng Shamrock in Laoag
• Mababang Paaralan ng Ermita
• Integrated School, University of the Philippines,
• Humanities, University of the Philippines, 1936
• Bachelor of Law, University of the Philippines
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
Commandant, with a rank of Major Cadet and head of the
Rifle and Pistol Team of the University of the
- He received
the President Manuel Quezon Medal Award because of his
- Accused of
conspiring in the killing of Representative Julio
Nalundasan, political opponent of his father in 1938.
- Was topnotcher
in the bar examinations in November 1939.
himself before the Supreme Court in the murder case
filed against him and was acquitted in November, 1940.
- Was one of the
war prisoners in the infamous Death March to Capas,
Tarlac and at Fort Santiago during the second world
- Headed the
information security of the 21st branch of the USAFFE.
- Thrice elected
as congressman of llocos Norte, (1949, 1953 at 1957)
- At the age of
32, he was the youngest member of the House of
Representatives and head of the minority group.
(1959), the first candidate of the minority to top the
senatorial race; head of the minority group, president
of the senate (1936).
- President of
the Republic of the Philippines (November 1965).
the slogan This country will be great again.
- Was reelected
for a four-year term (1969); the first to be reelected
to the Presidency in the history of the Philippines.
- Ordered the
making of several irrigation systems in the
countryside and promoted the miracle rice nationwide.
- The bloodiest
demonstration under the Marcos regime took place on
January 30, 1970 at the Mendiola Bridge.
- He suspended
the Writ of Habeas Corpus on August 21, 1971 to
restore peace and order after the bombing of the rally
of the Liberal Party in Plaza Miranda.
Martial Law and suspended the 1935 Constitution
(September 21, 1972).
- Proclaimed the
1973 Constitution which prolonged,his reign.
- During Martial
Law, Bagong Lipunan was born.
- The first
Prime Minister of the Parliamentary form of
- He signed the
end of Martial Law on January 17, 1981 through
- Was reelected
President for a six-year term after Martial Law.
- He called a
snap election for president on February 7, 1986 , and
won over Corazon Aquino.
- Was overthrown
by the historic People's Power on February 25, 1986.
- He fled and
was exiled in Hawaii.
- His remains
were brought back to the Philippines in 1992.