" Ferdinand Marcos: President Of The Philippines, The Man, The
Giant Filipino Patriot "

"The Unforgettable Among The Presidents
Of The Philippines"




Ferdinand Marcos: President of the Philippines, the man, the giant Filipino patriot. The unforgettable among the Presidents of the Philippines… the IIocano pride.

His name rings throughout the country… even the world over, then and now. First, for what were acceptably good and popular… next, when ignominy and the common good became the mixed genre of his person as seen from the eyes of his friends or his enemies.

For a long time, President Ferdinand Marcos’ name can outlive any Filipino today in the intended quest for greatness… more so in the unwanted color of infamy. There are only two sides of the man, each always inviting an indeterminate road of discourse… good or bad.

Pay him a wicked discourse… you’ll find yourself endless lines of defense you cannot overturn. Pay him a virtuous discourse… you’ll find yourself endless lines of attack you cannot upend. Thus…

A lot can be said of him… wise or otherwise. A Pinoy so difficult to gauge. In this page, this webmaster will tread on just three strategic sides of the man… to secure a determinate article aimed at providing you some political insights consonant with the primary purpose of this website… which is to portray the Philippines as a destination alternative to SEE, LIVE, or INVEST IN.

So here we go…

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Ferdinand Marcos Achievements

It’s undeniable… Marcos had achievements in his lifetime. Here are some inscribed into the roll…

  • Topped all his academic pursuits.
  • Earned the moniker “brilliant lawyer”… having topped the bar exams while serving a prison term; defended himself before the Supreme Court on his first trial and won.
  • Awarded 33 medals as combat intelligence officer in WWII… the most decorated soldier in Philippine history.
  • Elected thrice as Congressman; elected as Senator with the highest number of votes; became Senate President in spite of being in the minority party.
  • His party-switching maneuver in an election season against the odds, to eventually become President has never been duplicated.
  • Caused the most conclusive development of the country’s physical economy, more than any Filipino leader, past and present.
  • Caused the Philippines to experience, even shortly so, self-sufficiency in rice and corn production resulting to the first ever Philippine rice exportation in the 70s.
  • Declared Martial Law ‘Philippines style’… civilian authority remained supreme over the military.
  • First to pushed land reform on a national scale abolishing tenancy and emancipating the tenants from the bondage of the soil by transferring to them the ownership of the land they till in 1972.
  • Initiated the formation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to combat the communist threat in the region.
  • Created the Department of Tourism in 1973 to intensify the tourism industry in the country.
  • He wrote too many laws… still used by succeeding administrations, and very few were repealed

Ferdinand Marcos Presidency

President Marcos held the Presidency for 20 years… during the 1965-1985 interval. His first 4-year term was surprisingly more successful than the combined achievements of all his predecessors. It was marked by a vigorous development of the country’s physical economy.

His second termer initiated him to a stormy date with history. He was confronted with a radical right and radical left. A restive studentry further abated his governance. He declared martial law during the interim.

Ferdinand Marcos Programs

Ferdinand Marco's platform of national governance was anchored on PLEDGES... an acronym for P- Peace and Order, L- Land Reform, E- Economic Development, D- Development of moral values, G- Government Reforms, E- Educational Reforms, and S- Social Services.

PLEDGES was not drummed up during Marcos’ first term, but it was there evidently. On his second term, it manifested more in his performance… and all the time Marcos was not preaching PLEDGES at all. It was only during the martial law years, when PLEDGES was vigorously discoursed right from the start of that regime.

Ferdinand Marcos Pictures

Here are glimpses of President Marcos…

Young Marcos
The young and dashing Marcos

Marcos the soldier Marcos… the bemedalled soldier during WWII


Ferdinand and Imelda Ferdinand and Imelda... early political years


Marcos… President inaugurated 1965 Marcos… Presidential inauguration 1965


Marcos and Johnson Marcos showing rice technology to Pres. L. Johnson, 1966


Marcos second term Bouyant Marcos… second Presidential term


SEATO leaders meeting Marcos and SEATO leaders, 1966


Marcos and Family Marcos and family on the grounds of Malacañang


Marcos and martial law Marcos on TV declaring martial law agonizingly, 1972


Marcos last day in Malacañang Marcos… last day in Malacañang, February 1985


Marcos museum Marcos museum… once his family’s ancestral home


In closing…

Ferdinand Marcos: President of the Philippines, the man, the giant Filipino patriot. The unforgettable among the Presidents of the Philippines. A true Pilipino.

While endless topics can be written about Marcos, this page plodded on just three strategic sides of the man. The objective is to secure a determinate article aimed at providing you some political insights consonant with the primary purpose of this website… to portray the Philippines as a destination alternative to SEE, LIVE, or INVEST IN.

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