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Ferdinand E. Marcos
OS, PLH
Ferdinand Marcos.JPEG
Marcos in 1982.
10t Preses o the Philippines
In office
30 December 1965 – 25 Februar 1986
Prime Meenister Himself (1978–1981)
Cesar Virata (1981–1986)
Vice Preses Fernando López (1965–1973)
Arturo Tolentino (Feb. 16–25, 1986)
Precedit bi Diosdado Macapagal
Succeedit bi Corazon Aquino
3rd Prime Meenister o the Philippines
In office
12 Juin 1978 – 30 Juin 1981
Precedit bi Office established
(Poseetion previously held bi Jorge B. Vargas)
Succeedit bi Cesar Virata
Secretar o Naitional Defense
In office
28 August 1971 – 3 Januar 1972
Preses Himsel
Precedit bi Juan Ponce Enrile
Succeedit bi Juan Ponce Enrile
In office
31 December 1965 – 20 Januar 1967
Preses Himsel
Precedit bi Macario Peralta
Succeedit bi Ernesto Mata
11t Preses o the Senate o the Philippines
In office
5 Apryle 1963 – 30 December 1965
Preses Diosdado Macapagal
Precedit bi Eulogio Rodriguez
Succeedit bi Arturo Tolentino
Senator o the Philippines
In office
30 December 1959 – 30 December 1965
Member o the Philippine Hoose o Representatives frae Ilocos Norte's Seicont Destrict
In office
30 December 1949 – 30 December 1959
Precedit bi Pedro Albano
Succeedit bi Simeon M. Valdez
Personal details
Born Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos[1]
11 September 1917(1917-09-11)
Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Dee'd September 28, 1989(1989-09-28) (aged 72)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Restin place Marcos Museum an Mausoleum, Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Poleetical pairty Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Liberal Pairty (1946–1965)
Nacionalista Pairty (1965–1978)
Spoose(s) Imelda Romuáldez (1954–1989; his daith)
Bairns Ma. Imelda Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
Irene Marcos-Araneta
Aimee Marcos
Alma mater Varsity o the Philippines College o Law
Profession Politeecian
Religion Roman Catholicism (umwhile Iglesia Filipina Independiente)
Awairds
Signatur
Militar service
Allegiance  Philippines
Rank Major Major
Battles/wars Warld War II

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. (11 September 1917 – 28 September 1989) wis a Filipino politeecian an kleptocrat[2][3][4][5][6][7] that wis Preses o the Philippines frae 1965 tae 1986. He ruled as a dictator[2][8][9][10] unner martial law frae 1972 till 1981.[11] His regime wis infamous for its corruption,[12][13][14][15] extravagance,[16][17][18] an brutality.[19][20][21]

Marcos claimed an active part in Warld War II, includin fechtin alangside the Americans in the Bataan Daith Mairch an bein the "maist decoratit war hero in the Philippines".[22] A number of his claims were found to be false[23][24][25][26][27] an the Unitit States Airmy documents descrived Marcos's wartime claims as "fraudulent" an "absurd".[28]

Marcos stairtit as an attorney, then served in the Philippine Hoose o Representatives frae 1949 tae 1959 an the Philippine Senate frae 1959 tae 1965. He wis electit Preses in 1965, an presidit ower a growin economy in the beginnin an intermediate portion o his 20-year rule,[29] but endit in loss o liveliheid, extreme poverty, an a crushin det creesis.[30][31][32] Marcos placed the Philippines unner martial law on 23 September 1972,[33][34][35] during which he revamped the constitution, silenced the media,[36] an uised veeolence an oppression[21] against the poleetical opposeetion,[37] Muslims, communist rebels,[38] an ordinar ceetizens.[39] Martial law wis ratifee'd bi 90.77% o the voters in the Philippine Martial Law referendum, 1973 tho the referendum wis marred wi controversy.[40][41]

Public ootrage led tae the snap elections o 1986. Allegations o mass cheatin, poleetical turmoil, an human richts abuisses led tae the Fowk Pouer Revolution in Februar 1986, that remuived him frae pouer.[42] Tae avoid whit coud hae been a militar confrontation in Manila atween pro- an anti-Marcos truips, Marcos wis advised bi Preses Ronald Reagan throu Senator Paul Laxalt tae "cut an cut cleanly",[43] efter that Marcos fled tae Hawaii.[44] Marcos wis succeedit bi Corazon "Cory" Aquino, widae o the assassinatit opposeetion leader Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. that haed flown back tae the Philippines tae face Marcos.[42][45][46][47]

Accordin tae soorce documents providit bi the Presidential Commission on Guid Govrenment (PCGG),[48][49][50] the Marcos faimily stole US$5–10 billion.[51] The PCGG an aw mainteened that the Marcos faimily enjoyed a decadent lifestyle, takkin awey billions o dollars[48][50] frae the Philippines[52][53] atween 1965 an 1986. His wife Imelda Marcos, that's excesses in the couple's conjugal dictatorship[54][55][56] made her infamous in her awn richt, spawned the term "Imeldific".[19][57][58][59] Twa o thair childer, Imee Marcos an Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., are still active in Philippine politics.

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