Ferdinand Marcos

Politician

1917 – 1989

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Who was Ferdinand Marcos?

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives and a member of the Philippine Senate. He was Senate President from 1963–1965.

While in power he implemented wide-ranging programs of infrastructure development and economic reform. However, his administration was marred by massive corruption, political repression, and human rights violations.

In 1983, his government was accused of being involved in the assassination of his primary political opponent, Benigno Aquino, Jr. Public outrage over the assassination served as the catalyst for the People Power Revolution in February 1986 that led to his removal from power and eventual exile in Hawaii. It was later discovered that, during his 20 years in power, he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to accounts and investments in the United States, Switzerland, and other countries.

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Born
Sep 11, 1917
Sarrat
Also known as
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos
  • Ferdinand Edralin Marcos
  • Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos
  • Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr.
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
  • Philippine Independent Church
Ethnicity
  • Chinese Filipino
  • Japanese settlement in the Philippines
  • Ilocano people
Nationality
  • Philippines
Profession
Education
  • University of the Philippines
  • University of the Philippines College of Law
Lived in
  • Ilocos Norte
Died
Sep 28, 1989
Honolulu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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