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Philippine President - FERDINAND MARCOS y EDRALIN
 

Ferdinand Marcos - Tenth Philippine PresidentThe Tenth President of the Republic of the Philippines
December 30, 1965 - February 25, 1986

PERSONAL DATA
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

 
EDUCATION
Elementary and Secondary
Paaralang Sentral ng Sarrat
Mababang Paaralan ng Shamrock in Laoag
Mababang Paaralan ng Ermita
Integrated School, University of the Philippines, (1933)
College
Humanities, University of the Philippines, 1936
Bachelor of Law, University of the Philippines
 
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
  • Battalion Commandant, with a rank of Major Cadet and head of the Rifle and Pistol Team of the University of the Philippines.
  • He received the President Manuel Quezon Medal Award because of his Graduation Thesis.
  • 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.
  • Defended 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 war.
  • 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.
  • Senator (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).
  • Popularized 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.
  • Implemented 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 government.
  • He signed the end of Martial Law on January 17, 1981 through Proclamation 2045.
  • 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.
 
 

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