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Ferdinand Marcos
President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Prime Minister Cesar Virata
Vice President Fernando Lopez
Arturo Tolentino
Preceded by Diosdado Macapagal
Succeeded by Corazon Aquino
Prime Minister of the Philippines
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 30, 1981
Preceded by Pedro Paterno
Succeeded by Cesar Virata
President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
April 5, 1963 – December 30, 1965
Preceded by Eulogio Rodriguez
Succeeded by Arturo Tolentino
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1959 – December 30, 1965
Member of the House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's 2nd district
In office
December 30, 1949 – December 30, 1959
Preceded by Pedro Paterno
Succeeded by Simeon Valdez
Personal details
Born September 11, 1917(1917-09-11)
Sarrat, Philippines
Died September 28, 1989(1989-09-28) (aged 72)
Honolulu, United States
Political party Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1978–1989)
Other political
Liberal Party (1946–1965)
Nacionalista Party (1965–1978)
Spouse(s) Imelda Romuáldez (1954–1989)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Catholic
Philippine Independent Church (Formerly)

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer.

Early life

Between 1949 and 1959, he was member of the Philippine House of Representatives. From 1958 to 1965, he was a member of the Philippine Senate. He was Senate President in 1963. He claimed that during World War II he had been the leader of Ang Maharlika, a guerrilla force in northern Luzon.


As a president, he helped improve the infrastructure of the Philippines. He was also good at international diplomacy. There were also some problems during his presidency: His style of leadership was very controlling. Government greed, government bullying, despotism, nepotism, and human rights abuses were common. When he was president, he was arrogant.[1]

In 1983, his government was the one at fault in the killing of his main government challenger, Benigno Aquino, Jr.. This caused many events, like a wrongful president vote. People became angry after and kicked him out using peaceful actions in February 1986.

He and his wife Imelda Marcos were later accused of stealing billions of dollars of government money and hiding those to the United States, Switzerland, and other countries, as well as into fake companies in his 20 years as president.

Final years and death

He went to Hawaii and died there of heart, kidney and lung diseases.