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Ferdinand E. Marcos, Man of the Year, 1965

January 1, 1966

Man of the Year


The Man Who Always Wanted To Be First Now Occupies the Highest Post In the Land. Will He Be “First” Among Our Country’s Presidents?


By Napoleon G. Rama

Staff Member

TO BE on top and to stay at the top has been Ferdinand Edralin Marcos’ lifetime dream. In school, he was always at the head of his class; in the bar examinations, he was top-notcher; during the war years, he was, according to army records, the bravest among the brave, the most be-medaled soldier; in the House of Representatives, he was minority floor leader; in the Senate, he was the Senate President; in the Liberal Party, he was party president; in the Nacionalista Party, he was standard-bearer; in Ilocandia, of course, he is the supreme political leader.

Today he occupies the highest post in the nation. He is President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Since boyhood, he has been striving for the top with the soaring ambition and nerve of a pole-vault champion.

It was not merely the natural gift of a superior intellect that made him Numero Uno wherever he went. Nor was Lady Luck the primary factor. In Philippine politics, there are other politicos brighter and on the whole luckier than he.

But Ferdinand E. Marcos has other attributes more effective and rewarding than just brains—a will of steel, unflinching resolve and a passion for planning, planning, planning. It seems nothing ever happens to Ferdinand E. Marcos without his knowledge and consent. In politics at least, everything that has happened to him he knew beforehand: he had planned and prepared for it. (His biographer, Hartzell Spence, would dramatize the point by suggesting, albeit half-seriously, that Marcos had something to do with the timing of his entry into the world. “Ferdinand Edralin Marcos,” wrote Spence in the opening sentence of his worshipful book, For Every Tear A Victory, “was in such a hurry to be born that his father, who was only eighteen years old himself, had to act as midwife. In fact, young Ferdinand scarcely waited for his parents to graduate from normal school before he put in his appearance, thus bringing to light a secret marriage.”)

But to separate fable from fact, no politician has assiduously made a fetish of preparing for his political career years in advance. Marcos charted his political course from the House of Representatives to the Senate, to the presidency of the LP and, finally, to the presidency of the Republic. Every political move by Marcos has been a conscious, calculated maneuver, executed according to a meticulous, carefully-studied plan.

Regarding the presidency, he didn’t only draw up a master plan, he also had a timetable with such specifics as when he would become president. Ilocanos now recall how, years back, Marcos, without batting an eyelash, would assure them in the town plazas that he would give them a president in 1965. He did.

Few presidents can boast of a perfect score on their entire political careers. President Marcos is one of them. Never has he suffered anything that might amount to a political setback. He has never lost an election. From the start his career has been one continuous climb, at turns smooth or rough, sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always upward.

Not once in his entire career as parliamentarian in both chambers of Congress, one now recalls, was Marcos ever caught unprepared in a debate or in a floor maneuver during the periodic power struggles. In a TV debate with the country’s sharpest debater, Arturo Tolentino, on Harry Stonehill’s deportation—a topic heavily loaded in favor of the opposition then—Marcos, as president of the LP, ably held his ground, turned expected disaster into a creditable defense of the LP’s precarious position—thanks to a cool intellect, eloquence, and intensive research and preparation.

When President Macapagal started to hem and haw on his promise to let him take over as party standard-bearer in the 1965 elections, the Ilocano politico had already drafted a plan to deal with DM’s turnabout. His strategy was to capture the Senate presidency and make common cause with the opposition, thus checkmating Macapagal.

With the armor of the Senate presidency, he was able to blunt Macapagal’s deadly thrusts and escape a political beheading at the height of LP power. He waited until it was safe to tangle with the President. When the tide turned against Macapagal in the last two years of the New Era, Marcos charged and took on the party in power.

He resolved to hold on to the Senate presidency at all costs until the end of the session in 1965. “In case our plan to win over Senator (Alejandro) Almendras failed,” said a Marcos lieutenant, “our boss had two other emergency plans ready for implementation, which would have kept him in the top Senate post just the same.”

Marcos had it all figured out. He knew that the NPs would be disposed to deal with him only as long as he remained head of the powerful Senate. He knew only too well that only as Senate President would he be able to crash the NP national convention and elbow aside the NP’s homegrown presidential aspirants. All through the tumultuous years of his incumbency as Senate President, Marcos turned down the most tempting offers, ignored all threats endured all sorts of political buffetings just so he could remain Senate boss until the end of the 1965 session. His ability to plan and think ahead paid off.

Three years ago we asked his favorite brother-in-law why Marcos, unlike his colleagues in Congress, shunned the social circuit, preferring to stay home curled up with a book or immersed in his papers in his library.

“He is preparing himself for the presidency,” replied Kokoy Romualdez with disarming candor. “He has a timetable and it’s already due. He also plays golf every day,” Romualdez volunteered the information. “He wants to keep fit for the rigorous presidential campaign.”

Three years ago all speculation about the president of the majority party running as standard-bearer of the minority party would have been branded wild and wishful thinking. The prospects for Marcos in the LP were quite bleak—the incumbent President then had let it be known that early that he had preempted the LP presidential nomination.

On November 9, 1965, Marcos defeated the reelectionist candidate of the party in power.

Marcos’ favorite reading fare is politics and economics. He has read and re-read all the books about the “making” of presidents in the United States. On the average he finishes two books a day. “He still does it,” said his Press Secretary Jose Aspiras, “despite his heavy schedule as President-elect.”

“Politics,” Marcos once said, “is my life.” He has been boning up on economics, “because the country’s main problems are economic in nature.”

For all the experts’ intricate analyses of what makes Marcos tick, his formula for success is nothing complicated or tricky. He simply made the Boy Scout motto his own: Be prepared. He saw and prepared, came and conquered. He planned and fought his way to the top. He is the FREE PRESS’ Man of the Year, the man who dominated the news in 1965.

In the 1965 presidential elections he demonstrated beyond any doubt that he had more political savvy than all the political pros in both parties put together. Of course, he had in his favor some pre-fabricated votes—the Ilocano Vote, the Iglesia ni Cristo vote, the protest vote. Any opposition presidential candidate who is also an Ilocano, it may be argued, would have little trouble corralling these bloc votes.

But his winning the presidential elections was certainly not the most astounding or the most difficult of his political feats. Far more awe-inspiring than this achievement was his maneuver that transported him from the top echelon of the party in power to the top of the ladder of the opposition party—from president of the LP to presidential standard bearer of the NP. It is doubtful if this feat has been duplicated in any democracy anywhere else in the world.

To win the NP presidential nomination, Marcos had to face and fight a formidable galaxy of NP political giants, joust with them in their own home grounds, under their own terms and rules of the game—and using their own men and votes.

To beat them in the NP convention, he had to woo strangers and old, embittered political foes. For two decades, Marcos had been an aggressive and ardent Liberal leader tangling in every election with the NPs and, in his own political bastion in the North, making life for the NP leaders miserable during all these years.

These were the conventionists that he had to woo and win in the last NP national convention. He won them over, and after that singular feat at the Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion, his followers felt certain that he would surmount whatever political obstacles still lay in his path. Even his victory in the presidential elections was an anti-climax.

A politician’s political skill can be measured not only by the enemies he has licked but also by the enemies he has won over. During his early days in the Nacionalista Party and even after the convention and during the campaign, Marcos had to deal with formidable foes in the NP hierarchy.

At the lowest ebb of his campaign a number of top NPs refused to endorse him publicly. In private, they actively opposed his candidacy. He was fighting the elections on two fronts—within the party and without. He succeeded in winning over his NP detractors toward the end. That he succeeded in doing so revealed the quality of the man. He had what it takes to win the presidency—leadership.

To the known factors that propelled him to the summit—the protest vote against the administration, the Iglesia Ni Cristo vote, the Ilocano vote, and Imelda, his wife, who, more than any one individual (except Eraño Manalo), earned more votes for Marcos in the last campaign—one more element might be added. . . Marcos’ political leadership, which welded all these factors together and set them in motion.

What kind of president will Marcos make?

His friends are quick to point out that more than anything else, the popular appeal that Marcos inspired in the last polls would ensure  his success as president of the nation. The post-election picture of Marcos himself is one aglow with confidence. Didn’t he lick the party in power? Didn’t he rally the Nacionalistas around him? Hasn’t he proved his ability and determination to conquer tremendous odds, hurdle all kinds of obstacles?

But this analysis is but half of the picture. A president faces not just the problems of his party, the problems of certain sectors of the population, the problems of an election campaign, the problem of winning votes. A president carries the burden of the nation—all the national problems, including those inherited from past centuries and those to come in the next four years.

No past president knew what he was up against until he found himself in the chair of power in Malacañang. True, Marcos as president has tremendous powers. He is now the most powerful man in the country. At his disposal are the prerogatives and authority bestowed on him by the Constitution and the laws.

But soon he will discover, as all presidents before him discovered, that these tremendous presidential powers have built-in restraints. Too late President Macapagal, by his own admission, came to grief with this truth. For one, the great powers of the president carry greater responsibilities. Presidential responsibilities tend to abridge presidential authority.

It was easy for Marcos, as opposition candidate, to damn the administration for trying to raise taxes and promise not to increase them or create new ones. He will soon find out that, as a president responsible for providing the people with essential services, for keeping the government and its programs in operation, his pre-election promises are not so easy to keep.

How does one keep prices down under the decontrol program, with a million new mouths to feed every year? How does one begin employing the four million or more unemployed? Where does one get the homes for the legions of homeless?

There is the unfortunate notion, held by the mass of our people, that a presidential election or rather its results will solve most, if not all, of the problems of the nation. Some of the friends of Marcos seem to have this belief. It is time the minds of the people were disabused of this notion. There’s no telling how the people would react to another let-down, another disenchantment with the president of their choice.

Things are going to be worse before they are going to be better, said the late John F. Kennedy when he assumed the U.S. presidency.

To start off on the right foot, a president must at least try to learn from the mistakes of past presidents. To promise happy days ahead as the New Era had promised the electorate is the surest way to erode public confidence in the new administration.

This is not to say that Marcos is bound to fail as president. He has one quality, it must be admitted, that might turn the trick, bring about the miracle—leadership. But even the most dynamic and heroic leader will not be able to provide instant happiness for the country under present conditions. Not in the next two years, anyway. Marcos is no superman. He can only do so much. The sooner we faced up to this fact, the better for the country.

But the friends of Marcos have one comforting thought to offer. The new President, says a Marcos confidant, was “the most maligned” presidential candidate ever—“He was charged with all kinds of crimes during the campaign. As a result, he will try his best to become the best President the country has ever had. He is out to prove to our people that he is not what he has been painted to be.”

The motive may not be exactly orthodox. But in an age of cynicism and disenchantment, in a country grown weary with politicians’ promises, motives and intentions are of secondary importance. Results, concrete achievements are what count. Whatever his motives, if President Marcos performs well, a grateful people will thank him and future historians will reserve him a permanent niche in the annals of our country.

The new President seems to be obsessed with the word “great.” His battle cry in the last campaign was: “This country can be great again!” The title of his inaugural speech, he told this writer, is “Challenge to Greatness.” His intimates say that his burning ambition now is to go down in history as a “great president.”

Now that the elections are over, the big task is nation-building. What his foes and critics said of him before the election should not matter now that the people have spoken. He has been given the mandate. If he performs well, soon everybody will forget what has been said of him. But if he falls down on the job—then he will have to worry about what his critics said of him. The people will remember him as he had been painted by his enemies. Thus, what is important for him and the country is that he do an excellent job in Malacañang.

The Man of the Year faces his biggest test in the next four years. In essence, the challenge the new President confronts is not new at all: more good government and less politics.

Will he pass the test? Time, a philosopher has remarked, is the fastest thing in the world. The Macapagal era is over. The Marcos regime has begun. Soon the history of this administration will be written—a record of futility and ignominious shame, or a testament to Filipino pride and greatness.

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77 Comments

  1. kev says:

    hello. just a question..

    would you happeen to know any contact info of Police Files! tabloid?

    it’s for a school project. thsank you!

  2. […] Ferdinand Marcos himself appears as the Free Press Man of the Year for 1965.  Read Pete Lacaba’s account of Marcos’s historic second inaugural, in Second Mandate. […]

  3. _steatoda_ says:

    Pres. Marcos deserved to be called the Man of the Year in 1965. He was the best president we’ve ever had, despite the fact that he killed a thousand people and maybe more. He has contributed so much to the Philippines. I am proud to tell the whole wide world that he was once a great man….

    • i agree those people that he killed during his time are the enemies of the state.

    • kate says:

      Killed? he didn’t killed anyone. The people that been killed are not law abiding citizen, committed there self in trouble and communist. The person/politician behind the bombing in plaza Miranda was not idea of Pres. Marcos, he never give a authorization or command to killed.

    • Limuel Rebong says:

      He did not kill anyone. He did not use his own hands to kill someone. His cronies did all the killings. His cronies took advantage when Philippines is under Martial Law.

  4. Samuel says:

    can u sen me copies of famous speeches of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos

  5. aqua12 says:

    he was the best president that’s why we hate him most!

    • LV says:

      I agree with you ,Marcos is the best President. I wish more people will be able to see it that way, but how could they do it, if they don’t even read and find out the reality of how best did he serve the Filipinos. We have the best ever economy under Him, but people are so blinded , listen to just watching their TV screen doesn’t help because ABS-CBN was their own channel or TV Station.They were just covering the good part of Cory Aquino, but they hide the many ugly part (life of the Filipino people became worst, starting from her “accidental Presidency)Thanks.

      • Patty says:

        We can’t really blame the people for feeling that way. Things really did get out of hand. But the Cory thing… Just like how I feel for the PNoy presidency, it wasn’t a good idea because they’re not Ninoy. I mean, that’s why they voted them right? Media was a huge influence, but I think the people were ‘tolerating’ their blindness of the situation. @@. In my opinion.

    • J.B. says:

      because since grade 3 our teacher taught us that former President Marcos is bad person, this is just a part of Aquino’s brainwashing style, they remove all Marcos good work to this country and instill to us all the bad things he have done some are lies of course.

      • Santiago Del Mundo says:

        Most of Filipinos nowadays is/are brainwashed! Hopefully you are not one of those students/teachers from the University of the Philippines or Ateneo or Mapua, who brainwashed students by instilling “liberal” or “radical” ideas against Marcos. Likewise, several bias media outlets like ABS-CBN or Manila Times would continually air one-sided and emotionally driven information against Marcos…

  6. pearl says:

    hello what will u say to the nation?
    this is a simple question.. i need ur answer coz this is my assignment lolz

  7. teiken says:

    Looking back, 22 years after EDSA ’86, we have NOT moved on!

    In comparison, Marcos built more roads, highways, bridges, schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure projects, than all the other presidents that came before and after him.

  8. d says:

    you cannot rule the phillipines for 20 years without help from the u.s. and cia
    if marcos stole money from the people then lets ask is he worth millions (500)or billions (10) of what $ so next question is from 1960 to 1986 what filipino company was worth lets say 500 million dollars or lets say 5 billion dollars. Correct none and today I go back their and theres no way marcos stole from all the poor people of pinas he was the greatest negotiator that pinas will ever have and his greatest work for pinas was not even realized, it would have come after the u.s. pulled out of pinas. Thats the time that pinoys would have needed him even more especially with all the billions of D O L L A R S he negotiated from who u guessed it the only people with dollars! And if you thought marcos did a lot of good with roads, buildings, libraries etc. etc. etc. during his time as president under the u.s. just imagine with out the over shadow of the u.s. He mite have finished the Nuclear power plant in battan which could have started the industrial revolution of the phillipines would have came late but anytime is better then never, now even the koreans and maylaysians are ahead in the region ecomomically this was not durning marcos’s time and will not happen if he was to complete his dream of a better phillipines. 1 more marcos doesnt have to assassinate b.acquino 1 country had lots of money invested in pinas lets say the investmet is in dollars okay not yen so if marcos is not president of pinas this particular country will be left to leave well they cant have that can they so marcos doesnt even need to worry about small things, but what you do have to worry about is if some 1 gets assassinated they die instantanoulsy rite dead by a bullet but if they die in HAWAII slowly its not considered assassination but diagnost to a disease why would someone do that….. and why would some one take him to Hawaii, unless you owe him a favor, and also if you want to take back all the money he had negotiated for his people and saving for a rainy day… u must hide ur money in different places and different things especially if advised by the c.i.a. tax payer money from the u.s. to 1 person in pinas wow that would be terrible but if you could freeze his account 1 day like some osama bin laden ur playing in a whole different field than the common filipino driving a jeepne or tricyle and un informed citizen in p.i.

    • LV says:

      Hi Agree with you. I read about the Nuclear plant that he started, almost done when Cory Aquino was swept into power, she discontinued the whole nuclear program, which I think should be very useful to the Filipino people to these day. Energy should be cheaper, we might be one of the leader in the Industrial world in the Far East. I believe that he really care so much about the Country and its people. I believe that the accusation to him was exacerbated by the progressive media who by the way were on the side of Ninoy Aquino(elitist, selfish, self-centered who I believe did lead the subversions because of the Hacienda Luisita to these day the problem there never been resolve. Pres. Marcos put the Philippines in the Map, and indeed he is suppose to be called a Hero. He was accused of stealing from the Phil. but how come, Cory Aquino went after Him and the wealth that they were talking about, but can’t seem to find any, because his Billions of Wealth, apparently “Gold Bullions” that he acquired during his heydays as lawyer of the Philippine Miners. I’ve been discovering more now as I grow older, never voted for any Philippine election, but I wanted to find out what are myths and facts about Pres.Marcos. His body is still waiting to be buried, and I believe that he is the only real Authentic Philippine Statement who did a lot of good in his own Country that he love. I was questioning about how does the people make a hero, why Ninoy Aquino became a hero? Apparently he was a traitor, someone told me that when the Malaysian trying to claim Sabah, Marcos or his administration planned to send our soldiers there to secure the Island, but apparently he(Ninoy then Senator) halted the Malaysian about it, and when the Phil soldiers got or about to get there, there was about over 1K Philippine soldier killed. Cory Aquino sued Marcos 901 cases, 900 was cleared while there’s only one that is not because of the killing happened under his tenure. It is not unusual to a leader to be charge about cases like that since he was the sitting president, besides,, most of those people might be NPA or inclined with NPA or defied the law that was proclaimed and manifested by the Arm forces of the Phil. (as we know Martial Law is about giving power to the Arm Forces to enforce the mandated law). There are lot of people who still demonized to these day. But for me , he is a hero, just look back and reminisce the project that He and His Wife did during those days. Phil.was so successful, Metro Manila was so clean (my aunt was employed as Metro-Aide but Cory remove that program) In addition, I would like to mention about a writer Cecilio Arillo, I bought his 3 books (just scanned it for now) and he mentioned about 32 journalists was killed under 20-21 years of Marcos in power, while under the Tenure of Cory Aquino, there were 34 journalists killed within the period of 6 years ( in what percentage being killed each year or how many journalists?) How about the Massacre happened 1987 ? Apparently there were more killing happened under her tenure, but it might not have been covered by the media because most of the media trying to cover her bad image (Apparently,ABS -CBN doing it). Arillo was also incarcerated under Marcos, but he never took any side of these president, he is indeed doing a good job or a journalist with integrity (Cory Aquino Spending for 6 years, 1.6 trillion pesos, While Marcos was 484 billion pesos under his watch). I just don’t understand why the Filipino people were so blinded and again chose to vote for Her son (apparently around when the massacre happened at Hacienda Luisita,then a Congressman. A witness among those rallying Hacienda Luisita peasants saw His bodyguard shooting at them). I just can’t believe how people in the Phil. are so blinded or is it because they just watch ABS CBN? Thanks. Just wanted to make a point while agreeing with you.

      • J.B. says:

        Marcos family already prove to our SC and US court that they didn’t steal anything from our country, they got richness(Gold Bar) from Tallano family who own the Philippines even before the Spanish, Tallano give gold bar to Marcos as payment for his service as they lawyer.

  9. anna says:

    may i know the projects, programs, or plans of marcos….please do reply,..

    • Joko says:

      There are so many… one important is BNPP (for cheap electricity needed for industrialization, hydro-geothermal plants, irrigations, roads, bridges, schools, hospitals…)

    • darwin says:

      LET’S FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE

      We can talk about completed and commissioned government projects of the late FERDINAND E MARCOS Sr. Oh , God help me, for it is going to be a very long list. Not on the List are Noted Accomplishment . These are only the ones people dont really know about. So feel free to share this to the world.

      A.
      Marcos completed Power plants in 20 years—–
      1). Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, completed 1983
      2) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1977
      3)Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1979
      4) Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1980
      5) Angat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1967
      6)Kalayaan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
      7) Magat A Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
      8)Magat B Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
      9)Pantabangan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1977
      10)Agus 2 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1979
      11)Agus 4 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      12) Agus 5 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      13) Agus 7 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
      14) Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      15) Agus 6 Hydro Electric Power plant, recommissioned in 1977
      16)Masiway Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1980
      17) Main Magat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1983
      18)Calaca Coal Power PlantCompleted in 1984,
      19) Cebu Thermal Power Plant completed in 1981,
      20) Palinpinon 1 Southern Negros Geothermal production Field completed in 1983.
      Not mentioned are diesel plants

      VS

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III in 26 years—–
      1) ZERO – every new power plant built During their time were all privately Owned ( mostly by Lopezes, AboitIz, Aquino And Cojuanco Family) and is now owners of some Power Plants completed during Marcos.

      B.
      Marcos completed Bridge projects in 20 years
      1) Biliran Bridge150 meters long of Leyte, completed 1975
      2) Buntun Bridge 1369 meters long of Tuguegarao-Solana, Cagayan, completed 1974
      3) Candaba Viaduct Pulilan 5000 meters long of Bulacan-San Simon, Pampanga, completed 1976
      4)Mactan-Mandaue Bridge 864 meters long of Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue, Cebu 1972
      5) Magapit Suspension Bridge 449 meters long of Lal-lo, Cagayan completed 1978
      6)Mawo Bridge 280 meters long Victoria, Northern Samar completed 1970
      7) Patapat Viaduct 1300 meters long Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte completed 1986
      9)San Juanico Bridge 2060 meters long Tacloban, Leyte-Santa Rita, Samar. Completed 1973
      Not to mention the unnamed hundreds of bridges under 100 meters long.
      TOTAL LENGTH = 11472 meters long

      VS.

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III Combined completed Bridge projects in 26 years
      1)Agas- agas Bridge, Southern Leyte 350 meters long completed 2006
      2)Agat Bued Bridge, La Union 500 meters long completed 2010
      3)Bamban Bridge, Pampanga 174 meters long completed 1998
      4)Cansaga Bay Bridge, Cebu 640 meters long completed 2010
      5)Jones Bridge, Isabela 350 meters long completed 2008
      6)Macapagal Bridge, Agusan del Norte 907 meters long completed 2007
      7)Magat Bridge, Isabela 926 meters long completed 1991
      8)Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu 1237 meters long 1999
      9)Narciso Ramos Bridge, Pangasinan 1442 meters long completed 1997
      10)Old Amburayan Bridge, Ilocos Sur 535meters long completed 2010
      11)Pantal Bridge, Pangasinan 380 meters long completed 2008
      TOTAL LENGTH = 7441 meters

      C.
      Marcos Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 20 years
      1)Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in La Union founded in 1981
      2)Mariano Marcos State University in Ilocos Norte founded in 1978
      3)Kalinga-Apayao State College in Tabuk Kalinga founded in 1970
      4)Abra State Institute of Science and Technology in Abra founded in 1983
      5)Pangasinan State University founded in 1979
      6)University of Northern Philippines founded in 1965
      7)Philippine State College of Aeronautics founded in 1969
      8)Cagayan State University established in 1978
      9)Quirino State University established 1976
      10)Isabela State University established 1978
      11)Pampanga Agricultural College established 1974
      12)Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology-Calapan City established 1966
      13)Occidental Mindoro State College established 1966
      14)Palawan State University established 1965
      15)Bicol University established 1969
      16)Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges established 1983
      17)Rizal Technological University established 1969
      18)Technological University of the Philippines established 1971
      19)Capiz State University 1980
      20)Guimaras State College 1968
      21)Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology established 1971
      22)West Visayas State University became established as university in January 1986
      23)Leyte Normal University 1976
      24)SLSU- (Southern Leyte State University)- Sogod 1969
      25)SLSU- Hinunangan 1975
      26)SLSU- Tomas Oppus feb. 1 1986
      27)SLSU- Bontoc 1983
      28)SLSU- San Juan 1983
      29)Basilan State College 1984
      30)Western Mindanao State University became a university in 1978 followed with building the satellite campuses in..
      WMSU-Alicia campus, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Aurora campus, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU Curuan, Zamboanga City
      WMSU-Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSUOlutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-San Ramon, Zamboanga City
      WMSU-Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
      31)Central Mindanao University established1965
      32)Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology established 1983
      33)Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology estbalished 1971
      34)Davao del Norte School of Fisheries established 1969 ( now known as Davao del Norte State College)
      35)Mati Community College (MCC) founded in 1972 ( now known as
      Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology)
      36)Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology founded 1966 now known as
      37)Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
      38)University of Southeastern Philippines established 1978
      39)Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology established 1967
      40) Cotabato City State Polytechnic College established 1983
      41)Mindanao state university- Iligan city founded 1968
      42)Mindanao state university- Gensan city founded 1971
      43)Surigao del Sur State University founded 1982
      44)Surigao Del Norte School of Arts and Trades (Founded in 1969) now known as Surigao State College of Technology
      45)Sulu State College founded in 1982
      46)Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College founded in 1975
      47)Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College founded in 1970’s
      47 ( that i have found so far) out of 108 state universities and college are established and accomplished projects of FERDINAND E MARCOS. He also improved and re equipped the remaining colleges/ Universities that were established/ founded before 1965.

      VS

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III combined Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 26 years
      1) ZERO– the remaining of 108 State Colleges/Universities are built and founded before 1965. They though renamed few Colleges and Universities and Refounded them after 1986.

      National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC) founded 1976. Now changed to TESDA to discredit Apo Marcos.

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      • Dolly says:

        Hello from what source did you get this info from? I want to read more about Marcos. Thanks!

    • a reader says:

      facebook.com/FerdinandEMarcosBestPhilippinePresident

      • Edman says:

        The construction of the nuclear plant on the Bataan Peninsula, northwest of Manila began in 1976 was envisioned partly in response to the oil crisis of the decade. It is hardly a project a poor country could afford.; nevertheless the Marcos regime went ahead with its plan.The site of the power plant raised alarming prospects of a nuclear meltdown, being situated near three earthquake fault lines and a then a dormant volcano Mt.Pinatubo that would in fact erupt fiercely in 1991.The facility was also at risk from possible tsunamis from the nearby South China Sea.
        General Electric would have won the contract to build two reactors, with its bid of $700 million. However, Westinghouse managed to convince Herminio Disini-kin to Imelda by marriage, friend and golfing partner of Ferdinand- to intercede on its behalf.Disini was persuasive and the contract was awarded to Westinghouse instead. By then, the cost had escalated to $1.2 billion, the most expensive nuclear plant project in the world at that time.Though completed, it never got to operate and was shut down in the immediate aftermath of the Marcose’s forced departure in 1986. The Filipino taxpayers was, as usual, left holding the bag.

        The big problem here is crony capitalism that was monopolized by Marcos confidants and business associates. The enormous profits generated by the consolidated control bankrolled the regional domination by these oligarchs.
        In sugar, Roberto Benedicto, a fraternity brother of Marcos when both were law students at the Univ. of the Philippines, called the shots, while the coconut industry, it was Defense Sect. Enrile during Marcos time and businessman Eduardo Cojuangco, the first cousin to the late Senator Aquino’s wife, also the late Corazon Cojuangco.

        Through a tax on coconut production known as the coconut levy, the enormous amount s of money generated were then deposited in the bank specifically set up for this purpose, the United Coconut Planters Bank, or UCPB. Theoretically the bank and its assets were meant to serve the vast majority of coconut farmers who had small landholdings. Instead, the UCPB at the behest of its crony-dominated board set about acquiring a near-monopoly on coconut mills, thereby controlling prices for the processing of the nuts, which is set at below-market rates and thus generating big profits. Cojuangco used this leverage and his position as Marcos crony and president of the bank- which had by the start of the 1980’s over $1 billion in levies-to not only amass personal wealth in the hundreds of millions of dollars by also buy controlling shares in the country’s largest food and beverage corporation, San Miguel, makers of the world-famous San Miguel beer.

        For those who benefited from crony capitalism, the days under the Marcoses were happy ones. They had tons of cash, all the luxuries they wanted, and power, as well as access to the ultimate dispenser of power: Marcos.

  10. lotlot says:

    Achievements of pres Marcos? give me atleast 3 pls reply

    • darwin says:

      LET’S FIGHT FILIPINO IGNORANCE

      We can talk about completed and commissioned government projects of the late FERDINAND E MARCOS Sr. Oh , God help me, for it is going to be a very long list. Not on the List are Noted Accomplishment . These are only the ones people dont really know about. So feel free to share this to the world.

      A.
      Marcos completed Power plants in 20 years—–
      1). Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, completed 1983
      2) Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1977
      3)Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1979
      4) Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1980
      5) Angat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1967
      6)Kalayaan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
      7) Magat A Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
      8)Magat B Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
      9)Pantabangan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1977
      10)Agus 2 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1979
      11)Agus 4 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      12) Agus 5 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      13) Agus 7 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
      14) Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
      15) Agus 6 Hydro Electric Power plant, recommissioned in 1977
      16)Masiway Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1980
      17) Main Magat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1983
      18)Calaca Coal Power PlantCompleted in 1984,
      19) Cebu Thermal Power Plant completed in 1981,
      20) Palinpinon 1 Southern Negros Geothermal production Field completed in 1983.
      Not mentioned are diesel plants

      VS

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III in 26 years—–
      1) ZERO – every new power plant built During their time were all privately Owned ( mostly by Lopezes, AboitIz, Aquino And Cojuanco Family) and is now owners of some Power Plants completed during Marcos.

      B.
      Marcos completed Bridge projects in 20 years
      1) Biliran Bridge150 meters long of Leyte, completed 1975
      2) Buntun Bridge 1369 meters long of Tuguegarao-Solana, Cagayan, completed 1974
      3) Candaba Viaduct Pulilan 5000 meters long of Bulacan-San Simon, Pampanga, completed 1976
      4)Mactan-Mandaue Bridge 864 meters long of Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue, Cebu 1972
      5) Magapit Suspension Bridge 449 meters long of Lal-lo, Cagayan completed 1978
      6)Mawo Bridge 280 meters long Victoria, Northern Samar completed 1970
      7) Patapat Viaduct 1300 meters long Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte completed 1986
      9)San Juanico Bridge 2060 meters long Tacloban, Leyte-Santa Rita, Samar. Completed 1973
      Not to mention the unnamed hundreds of bridges under 100 meters long.
      TOTAL LENGTH = 11472 meters long

      VS.

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III Combined completed Bridge projects in 26 years
      1)Agas- agas Bridge, Southern Leyte 350 meters long completed 2006
      2)Agat Bued Bridge, La Union 500 meters long completed 2010
      3)Bamban Bridge, Pampanga 174 meters long completed 1998
      4)Cansaga Bay Bridge, Cebu 640 meters long completed 2010
      5)Jones Bridge, Isabela 350 meters long completed 2008
      6)Macapagal Bridge, Agusan del Norte 907 meters long completed 2007
      7)Magat Bridge, Isabela 926 meters long completed 1991
      8)Marcelo Fernan Bridge, Cebu 1237 meters long 1999
      9)Narciso Ramos Bridge, Pangasinan 1442 meters long completed 1997
      10)Old Amburayan Bridge, Ilocos Sur 535meters long completed 2010
      11)Pantal Bridge, Pangasinan 380 meters long completed 2008
      TOTAL LENGTH = 7441 meters

      C.
      Marcos Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 20 years
      1)Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in La Union founded in 1981
      2)Mariano Marcos State University in Ilocos Norte founded in 1978
      3)Kalinga-Apayao State College in Tabuk Kalinga founded in 1970
      4)Abra State Institute of Science and Technology in Abra founded in 1983
      5)Pangasinan State University founded in 1979
      6)University of Northern Philippines founded in 1965
      7)Philippine State College of Aeronautics founded in 1969
      8)Cagayan State University established in 1978
      9)Quirino State University established 1976
      10)Isabela State University established 1978
      11)Pampanga Agricultural College established 1974
      12)Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology-Calapan City established 1966
      13)Occidental Mindoro State College established 1966
      14)Palawan State University established 1965
      15)Bicol University established 1969
      16)Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges established 1983
      17)Rizal Technological University established 1969
      18)Technological University of the Philippines established 1971
      19)Capiz State University 1980
      20)Guimaras State College 1968
      21)Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology established 1971
      22)West Visayas State University became established as university in January 1986
      23)Leyte Normal University 1976
      24)SLSU- (Southern Leyte State University)- Sogod 1969
      25)SLSU- Hinunangan 1975
      26)SLSU- Tomas Oppus feb. 1 1986
      27)SLSU- Bontoc 1983
      28)SLSU- San Juan 1983
      29)Basilan State College 1984
      30)Western Mindanao State University became a university in 1978 followed with building the satellite campuses in..
      WMSU-Alicia campus, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Aurora campus, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU Curuan, Zamboanga City
      WMSU-Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSUOlutanga, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur
      WMSU-San Ramon, Zamboanga City
      WMSU-Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay
      WMSU-Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay
      31)Central Mindanao University established1965
      32)Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology established 1983
      33)Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology estbalished 1971
      34)Davao del Norte School of Fisheries established 1969 ( now known as Davao del Norte State College)
      35)Mati Community College (MCC) founded in 1972 ( now known as
      Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology)
      36)Malita Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology founded 1966 now known as
      37)Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
      38)University of Southeastern Philippines established 1978
      39)Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology established 1967
      40) Cotabato City State Polytechnic College established 1983
      41)Mindanao state university- Iligan city founded 1968
      42)Mindanao state university- Gensan city founded 1971
      43)Surigao del Sur State University founded 1982
      44)Surigao Del Norte School of Arts and Trades (Founded in 1969) now known as Surigao State College of Technology
      45)Sulu State College founded in 1982
      46)Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College founded in 1975
      47)Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College founded in 1970’s
      47 ( that i have found so far) out of 108 state universities and college are established and accomplished projects of FERDINAND E MARCOS. He also improved and re equipped the remaining colleges/ Universities that were established/ founded before 1965.

      VS

      Cory Aquino, Ramos, Estrada, Gloria Macapagal, Ninoy Aquino III combined Established/Founded State Colleges/Universities in 26 years
      1) ZERO– the remaining of 108 State Colleges/Universities are built and founded before 1965. They though renamed few Colleges and Universities and Refounded them after 1986.

      National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC) founded 1976. Now changed to TESDA to discredit Apo Marcos.

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      • Philip says:

        the list is incomplete. please include housing projects, hospitals, cultural centers, and other projects and programs such as the urban and rural bliss housing projects, kadiwa, may pera sa basura project, pasig river project, intramuros restoration project, kilusang kabuhayan at kaunlaran, m.a.r.c.o.s. medicine, and many more which benefitted the entire Filipino people during the Marcos administration.

  11. lotlot says:

    policies and progress during Marcos time? give me atleast 3

  12. lotlot says:

    problems or facts during marcos time? give me atleast 2

  13. alfred says:

    ahahaha im very happy ahahah

    yaya is such a loser

  14. hahaha says:

    for all you pipol above who are using this comments page to fish for answers to your assignments and projects, do your own research, you lazy f@ck#rs.

  15. jeff says:

    can you please send me now a written copy of one of the famous speeches made by Pres. Ferdinand Marcos?

    • Santiago Del Mundo says:

      Too many to mention…professors, teachers, students, leaders, foreigners, etc. considered Marcos speeches were the greatest. Research Miriam Defensor Santiago, strong believer of Marcos speeches…she once prepared 25-page speech and she watched President Marcos memorized it in a very short time…I myself stood in front of a stage in 1983 and watched him spoke in front of thousands of Filipinos without READING FROM A KODIGO…UNLIKE OTHERS LIKE ENRICO NAVEA…

  16. Enrico Navea says:

    Marcos used the word GREAT always. He said this “Country will be Great Again”, “Challenges to Greatness”, “Great President Ever.” But look what happned to us, we a GREAT DICTATOR, GREAT IMITATOR, GREATer MAJORITY ARE POOR. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MARCOS FOR GIVING US THE GREATEST EMBARASSMENT IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

    YOU ARE THE GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY.

    • you dont know the history of the philippines

    • LV says:

      What embarrassment to the whole world are you talking about? Can you give me some point why are you saying that Pres. Marcos was an embarrassment? Do you really know what you’re talking about did you read about his accomplishment that he was the only president who put the Phil. in the Map? Or you must be just a part of the maoist, or subversives who believe in the indoctrination of Mao,(NPa or communist does it). Please,even reading the Wikipedia of Marcos says better than any other President in the Phil. History. Better read your Phi. President History and analyse it, sorry, is about ignorance??

    • mike says:

      hey stupid look again to the Philippine history after marcos , cory aquino up to her son pnoy the country is a mess, corruption, drug lords protected by politicians, rapist even your own father can rape you because his under the influence of drugs, that’s the kind of government now after marcos you moron. and FYI i you did not know marcos is the only president challenge chine in war. because they captured lim seng the first person executed by the marcos regime because of drug trafficking. now tell me moron can ninoy aquino do that? maybe not because he will give this man another chance.

    • Limuel Rebong says:

      What embarassment are ypu talking about? When Marcos was the President, Philippines did not rely on other country for its agricultural needs. Foreign exchange rate is stable (peso vs. dollar) is almost equal. Now tell me. What embarassment are ypu talking about? When Marcos was the President, other country in southeast asia recognize the Philippines as one of the most powerful Country that can sustain its own needs. Dont be such a hypocrite. You and your family is now using/used late Ferdinand Marcos great works.

    • joajoa says:

      i know u u r one of aquino or quanco haha go to hell

    • Santiago Del Mundo says:

      Enrico Navea is the nephew of the Great Marshal Bonifacio, i hope you know who am i talking about. Enrico Navea is also related to Jose Maria Sison, from the mother side…When looking at Enrico on the left side, he’s got the resemblance of Pnoy and walks like him. Enrico enjoys tweeting with vice ganda…

  17. pal says:

    just think how many presidents serve the country after ferdinand marcos and compare all of their accomplishments to him. it has been more than 22 years. all the projects of marcos is still standing and being used. how about others? sad to say and others still could not accept the fact that philippines was a great country on those times.

  18. boy says:

    hi! just looking for an incident happen, i think during the 60’s in escolta, that there is a draw between a traffic cop and a congressmans bodyguard.my mom tell me that it was on the headline news. is there any chance to read it?

  19. Danilo Reyes says:

    Perhaps Marcos was wrong when he said that primarily the country’s problem is economic in nature. Every country in the world has economic front and center as the enemy that keeps dogging everyone. Yet some countries like say Japan would go through difficult recession but in three or less years it would be able to reverse it. Maybe the country’s problem is simpler or easier to understand. Tired arguments about corruption in the government were and are rehashed as the culprit for placing the country in backwaters of economic progress. The US which is supposed to be the bastion of best ethical practice in government chronically would investigate, charge, and convict people in government for corruption. However they are able to correct their mistakes. They dealt with their painful history of slavery by emancipating the Black people. Civil rights corrected the inequality between Black and White by acknowledging that it was simply wrong to have one rule for the powerful and one for the rest of the population. Maybe the problem of the country is ethical and psychological in nature summed in up lack goodwill or just plain wil. There is not enough collective goodwill in its people. Needless to say illwill among its people win. People’s psychological and ethical make-up pulls the country down from climbing up the ladder of economic progress. Unless this is corrected early through the education its young through the educational system and through its parents, the moral, psychological fiber of its people will remain weak to withstand corruption, ill-will, and the collective passivity in the face of oppurtunity. Religion will not do it, mind you. We’ve had religion for hundreds of years but it has not elevated our private and public morality.

    • LV says:

      I agree with you at some point that changes should start from education. However, under Marcos he did so many good things in our education system (NCEE is one).Whey I was in High School in Manila(QC ) they have so much programs. There’s a School break interest courses, just pay 25 pesos and your in (just filled up so fast, was not able to enroll) early 1980s I enrolled driving in Magsaysay High, I just paid 25 or 30 pesos, and they have so many interest or vocational courses either nights or March Break. People were more disciplined then,but everything was aborted I guess after Cory Aquino’s was inaugurated. But saying that Marcos was wrong, we never had much agricultural industry under before Marcos, and I believe he meticulously planned everything from Miracle Rice to Tourism, which btw, our #1 economic engine during his time (the country was peaceful then, tourist came by ship almost every week. I don’t know how old you are but, I know that under his Tenure, the Philippines ones called the “Pearl of the Orient” we’re in the best economy before Singapore and HK.Thanks

  20. […] Lesson for Chiz, and Nick Joaquin’s Ayos na ang Buto-Buto (1963), Napoleon Rama’s Ferdinand E. Marcos, Man of the Year, 1965, and Teodoro L. Locsin’s Jr.’s Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Man of the […]

  21. roy vincent says:

    How great E. Marcos is?,Marcos Era is Great ,Marcos build more infastructure other than past and present presidents,Marcos made Philippines On TOP in ASIA, but why many people hated him?,because he is a dectator?hmm,Comparing to other “PRESIDENTS” Marcos did well, i ask only,is he a corrupt?,if it “yes”,let’s compare,NOWADAYS many Presidents and other minorities in our Senate is corrupt,they killing our nation’s future, If Marcos is corrupt?! why our country in the past year’s is on Top?and providing more works?,what a misinterpretation of Marcos Leadership.

  22. roy vincent says:

    Just a opinion hmm

  23. Krishizzles says:

    he changed history alright. just like Hitler, Nero and Saddam Hussein

  24. Criselda Ojastro says:

    I was and still a Marcos follower.. I haven’t seen any better one after he was dethroned.. Every single thing now is getting worst one after the other!

  25. JSPR says:

    That’s true Marcos is the best ideologist at all time :)))
    kasi sya lng ang katangitanging PRESIDENTE ang nagpaunalad o nagpasagana ng ating bansa . At sya rn ang nakapagpaganap ng 0% crime 🙂

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  28. net says:

    andami na talagang adik ngayon. kawatan noon, kawatan ngayon. amang kriminal, pamilyang gahaman

  29. moimoi says:

    Its good to know know that there are pinoys with open eyes and open heart. I salute F. Marcos. Day by day I am getting more and more interested of hi accomplishments. I wanna see a chronological chart of his attachments. Can anyone show me a link?

    • Marle says:

      Please read Cecilio Arillo’s book “A Country Imperiled” . You will learn more on President’s Marcos achievements and the cause of his downfall. You can buy the book from Amazon.

  30. gebie says:

    I did just read a post from facebook regarding Marcos regime and was provided a link for more information about the analysis…the post grabbed my attention since it is regarding how we were fooled by americans? ( cause i believe americans did not do any better for phil. Just sn opinion)…. i wanted to know about it… do you have copies of the book “a counrty emperiled”, is this book sold nationwide?…if it’s not why? This book would prvide infos to filipinos regarding Marcos regime….hmmmm…do you happen to know of a bookstore in phil. Selling this book?

  31. carlo cojuanco says:

    Just so you know:

    MARCOS WEALTH – GALING SA DUGO’T PAWIS…

    Independent Confirmation Of the Philippines Gold!
    WHO CAN SAY THIS WEALTH WAS “ILL-GOTTEN”?

    This was the “MARCOS WEALTH” that some
    politicians and churchmen kept on saying was the
    “ILL-GOTTEN” Marcos wealth

    From 1866 to 1898, Prince Julian Macleod
    Tallano [RK: who became titleholder of OCT 01-4
    in 1864] had also been frequenting the Vatican.

    The document was entitled ORIGINAL
    CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 01-4 PROTOCOL.
    The number 01 refers to the ONE nation, known in preHispanic times as MAHARLIKA. The number 4
    refers to the original four regions of this nation: (1) Luzon,
    (2) Visayas, (3) Mindanao and (4) Palawan, Tagean
    (now Kalayaan) Islands and North Borneo (in 1963 when
    the Federation of Malaysia was created, the name was
    changed to Sabah). [RK: This INCLUDED the
    Spratly Islands just north of Palawan, the ownership
    of which is now “contested” by six other countries.]
    The British recognized the fact that North Borneo,
    Sabah, was part of the Maharlika archipelago.

    In 1934, under Pope Pius XII, the Vatican negotiated with
    a member of the Filipino Royal Family, the Christian
    Tallano clan in the Maharlika. An agreement was
    reached that 640,000 metric tons of the Tallano gold
    would be lent to the Pope. This was part of that gold
    accumulated by the Southeast Asian Srivijayan/Madjapahit
    Empire during its glorious reign of 900 years.

    In 1939, two members of the Tallano family and a Roman
    Catholic priest, Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz, brought the gold
    from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, to the Vatican.

    After doing this, Fr. Diaz [RK: Hayes? Santa Romana?] went back to the Maharlika and resided in Cabanatuan City.

    After World War II, he facilitated the safe return of the 640,000 metric tons of gold from the Vatican to the Maharlika. Manuel Acuna Roxas (a relative of the Acuna/Tagean/Tallano clan), then a congressman, and Bishop Enrique Sobrepena, Sr, in the presence of Atty.
    Lorenzo Tanada, received the gold in Manila.

    [RK: There is good reason to believe, even from
    further along in this account, that the young attorney
    Ferdinand E. Marcos was involved in the return of
    the gold. Certainly by all accounts we have seen it
    was Ferdinand Marcos and Diaz/Santa Romana who
    shared in the enormous 30% commission—that is
    192,000 TONS of gold worth around $4 TRILLION
    today (!!!)—for handling this transaction.

    WHO CAN SAY THIS WEALTH WAS “ILL-GOTTEN”?]

    A lease agreement was made between the Tallano clan and the Maharlika government. A total of 617,500 metric tons of gold was deposited in the newly installed Central Bank of the Maharlika to comply with its requirement for GOLD RESERVE.
    Under the terms of the contract, the Central Bank became the HOLDER of that gold. That lease agreement will expire in the year 2005.

    [RK: The Tallano Foundation has given notice of
    the termination of this 50-year lease following the
    additional 5-year discretionary period on December
    31, 2005 but remains unable to obtain an inventory
    of this asset even though the Central Bank (now
    Bangko Sentral Pilipinas) is no longer entitled to
    HOLD the gold.]

    Having gained the trust and confidence of Fr. Diaz,
    the Tallano clan made him the main negotiator and
    trustee of their gold. Fr. Diaz, in turn, hired the services
    of Atty. Ferdinand E. Marcos, then a highly
    recommended brilliant young lawyer having attained
    notoriety when he successfully defended himself in the
    “Nalundasan Case” in 1939.

    The Tallano clan paid commission to Fr. Diaz and Atty. Marcos in gold, 30% from the principal of 640,000 metric tons.

    In 1949, the two richest men in the world
    were Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz and Atty. Ferdinand
    E. Marcos. Between the two of them they
    legitimately earned and owned 192,000 metric
    tons of gold.

    Ferdinand Marcos withdrew their share of the gold
    from the Central Bank and minted it “RP-CB”.
    Sometime later, Fr. Diaz and Marcos brought their gold
    to Switzerland, in the Swiss Bank Corporation in Zurich.

    The remaining 400,000 metric tons of Tallano gold is
    in the third floor basement of the Central Bank Minting
    Plant in East Ave., Quezon City.

    There are 950,000 metric tons of gold (declared missing in the International Court of Justice) picked up by Yamashita from its European ally, Hitler.

    Another 250,000 tons of the Japanese loot around Southeast Asia are both now in the Maharlika. This country then became the holder of 1.6 million metric tons of gold bars.

    Some of the Yamashita gold buried in the Maharlika has been found. But the bulk of it is still buried to this day. And even now, thousands are secretly digging for it, including Japanese treasure hunters.

    The [Wall] Street Journal in its November 15, 1985
    issue wrote that two thirds of all the gold in the world is
    in the Maharlika. One third is divided among the rest of
    the countries in the world. Very few Filipinos know this.
    [END QUOTING]

    Let’s review some numbers at this point because
    there are certainly some unexplained losses along the
    way.

    The Tagean-Tallano gold started at 720,000 tons.
    640,000 tons were transported to the Vatican and back,
    leaving 80,000 tons unaccounted from the outset.

    Out of the 640,000 tons, 192,000 tons were paid in commission, which should leave 448,000 tons—but somehow that number has become 400,000 tons, leaving another 48,000 tons unaccounted. Following this story there are 128,000 (80,000 plus 48,000) tons of gold which somehow “slipped through the cracks” in addition to 192,000 tons earned in commissions, whereabouts unknown. Oops?

    Out of the remaining 400,000 tons we do not know
    how much remains. We know there was an effort to do
    a major “disappearing act” when the old Central Bank
    morphed into the new Bangko Sentral Pilipinas—but a
    recent decision of the Supreme Court (Banco Filipino
    versus BSP) has upheld that BSP is responsible for the
    liabilities of the old Central Bank.

    So, how much longercan they keep these hundreds of thousands of tons ofgold hidden under the carpet and out of sight of the Filipino people while 80% live at the edge of starvation?

    The POINT is that ultimately, a complete accounting
    should show where ALL of the original 720,000 tons
    went—not to mention the estimated 1.2 MILLION tons
    of Yamashita treasure (combined German and Japanese plunder) identified above (that is very nearly TWO
    MILLION TONS OF GOLD worth more than $38
    TRILLION at today’s price (2006)).

    The phony, CIA backed EDSA “people power” exhibition of 1986 had one primary purpose and that was to take this
    vast quantity of gold from the Philippines and the
    Filipino people for the benefit of the International
    Banking Cartel to enslave mankind.

    What about the Santa Romana/Diaz/HayesVatican commission shared with Ferdinand Marcos?
    [QUOTING, pg 186:]

    When Fr. Jose Antonio Diaz, alias Severino Sta.
    Romana, died in 1974 all that 30% commission in
    gold became the legendary “MARCOS GOLD”.
    After providing for his family in Marcos’ Letter of
    Instruction, the whole wealth derived from this was
    supposed to be given to the FILIPINO PEOPLE.

    This was the “MARCOS WEALTH” that some
    politicians and churchmen kept on saying was the
    “ILL-GOTTEN” Marcos wealth

    [RK: We’ll see WHY this wealth has been labeled “ill-gotten” a
    little further along in our study.] that until today is in “Marcos secret accounts”.

    On April 9, 1973 Marcos said: “My earthly
    goods have been placed in the custody and for
    the disposition of the Marcos Foundation
    dedicated to the welfare of the Filipino people.”
    [END QUOTING]

    The plans of Ferdinand Marcos are hinted at in
    the following citation.
    [QUOTING, pg 187:]

    In his grand plan, Marcos wanted to re-establish
    the former grandeur of the Maharlika and the
    whole region of Southeast Asia, the former Malayan
    Empire.

    In June 1983, Marcos appeared before the
    First World leaders in Toronto. He announced his plan
    to boost the economy of the Southeast Asia region by
    creating the ASIAN DOLLAR. This would be backed
    up by the 400,000 metric tons of gold in the Central
    Bank of the Maharlika and the other gold he scattered
    around the region. He would also add to this his own
    personal 192,000 metric tons in Switzerland.

    The Asian Dollar, backed up by the “two thirds
    of all the gold in the world” that was in the
    Maharlika, would have made the Maharlika money
    more valuable and stronger than the American dollar.
    This was his vision to raise Southeast Asia to be at par
    with the rest of the First World countries.
    [END QUOTING]

    There is very good reason to believe that Mr.
    Marcos’ plans were even more far-reaching than this
    suggests. There is plenty of solid evidence of a
    program Marcos worked on with American President
    Ronald Reagan, which is referred to as the ABL (Ang
    Bagong Lipunan) program.

    Under this program some 250 sets of gold, documentation and related ABL currency were to be shipped to various countries around the world. A typical set included 3,500 metric tons of gold (worth some $70 billion at today’s price).

    Does it start to make a little more sense as to why
    those UN inspectors were using metal detectors in the
    PALACES of Iraq while they supposedly sought
    “weapons of mass destruction”? Or why Saddam
    Hussein was such a threat to the powers-that-be? Or
    how and why the price of gold has been depressed on
    world markets? Or why former gold-bug Alan
    Greenspan would come out with a statement labeling
    gold a “barbarous relic”? Indeed

    To understand why it was necessary to remove
    Ferdinand Marcos from office in 1986 it helps to know
    that the Yamashita Treasure was considered “booty”.
    After the passage of thirty years without a valid claim against
    it this “booty” would belong to its new possessor. That
    would have been in 1976—but the International Criminal
    Court (ICC) at that time extended the deadline by 10 years to 1986.

    The “someones” who had accumulated the German and Japanese plundered gold gathered in by Yamashita obviously preferred not to come forward with their claims because such claims could have revealed the source of such
    wealth—which was, in all probability, quite probably
    derived from illicit activities.

    What became of the remaining 400,000 metric
    tons pertaining to the Tagean-Tallano Clan and
    where is it today?

    [QUOTING, pg 191:]
    To this day, the 400,000 metric tons of the
    Maharlika (Tallano) gold are still in the Central
    Bank in East Avenue, Quezon City. Nobody can
    move it because Marcos insured it with the Lloyds
    of London and its agents are guarding it. But the
    present government does not acknowledge its
    existence.
    [END QUOTING]

    Not only have successive governments of the
    Philippines failed to acknowledge the existence of
    the gold, they have conspired to keep this
    information from being known to the Filipino people.

    We assume this is because they have been working
    at ways to convert the gold for their own selfish
    gain, probably in conspiracy with the International
    Banking Cartel. To this day, however, no one
    seems to have found a legal solution. Mr. Marcos
    was, after all, a brilliant attorney.

    Immediately after Ferdinand Marcos was
    removed from office literally by a U.S. military
    helicopter, the newly installed President, Corazon
    Aquino, formed the Presidential Commission on
    Good Government (PCGG), purportedly to go after
    the Marcos “ILL-GOTTEN WEALTH”.

    IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE
    CONSPIRATORS THAT THIS WEALTH
    SHOULD BE LABELED “ILL-GOTTEN” even
    though, as has already been shown, Mr. Marcos
    was in his own right the wealthiest man on the face
    of the Earth and had absolutely no need to take
    anything from anyone.

    [QUOTING, pg 192:]
    A decision of the Federal Supreme Court of
    Switzerland dated December 21, 1990 said: “… By
    decision of May 29, 1986, the attorney general of
    the District of Zurich accepted in principle the legal
    assistance requested by the Philippines and invited
    all the banks of the City of Zurich to FREEZE
    IMMEDIATELY all the accounts, deposits or safes
    of the persons, companies or foundations (of
    Marcos) mentioned in the order …”
    [END QUOTING]

    The accounts were FROZEN at the
    request of the government of the Philippines
    and the PCGG has ensured they have
    remained frozen to this day.

    [QUOTING, pp 193-194:]
    This is all a grand scheme (or scam). Blinded
    Filipinos must keep repeating that Marcos was a
    thief so that those hundreds of billions of dollars of
    Marcos money will remain frozen and not be given to
    them for their use.

    Consequently, they must constantly
    borrow money from the International Monetary Fund
    (IMF) and World Bank (WB) with so much interest
    so that this country will remain a slave and
    shackled to the foreign powers.

    The Maharlika—the Richest Country in the
    World Today

    The original 720,000 metric tons of gold left by the
    Filipinos’ benevolent forefather, Luisong Tagean,
    MAHARAJAH OF THE MAHARLIKA, is mindboggling. From this, the 640,000 metric tons that was
    brought to the Vatican in 1939 and back to the vault of
    the Central Bank of the Maharlika (617,500 metric tons) on January 7, 1949 could have made the
    Maharlika a First World country.

    The Marcos-Diaz
    alliance deposited their earned 192,000 metric tons
    of gold in one Swiss bank and not stashed away in
    54 countries, as some individuals in government
    want the people to believe.

    [RK: There is, however, evidence to indicate that the ABL
    packages were delivered out to many countries.
    Some of these countries appear to have
    “activated” their gold holdings. For instance,
    look at Dubai and the tremendous construction
    boom occurring in that nation. From whence
    came the great wealth to do this?] From that, the
    daily interest earned for this country should be more
    than enough so that Filipinos need not borrow from
    the oppressive IMF and WB or leave their families
    and go abroad to earn dollars.

    History will show that the money was not
    stashed away and inaccessible but available to truly
    deserving Filipinos.

    There was nothing secret
    about the Marcos accounts. These accounts were
    only made secret by some people in the
    government so that the public would not know its
    real story.

    But, nowadays, some of them are
    secretly trying to withdraw from the Marcos
    accounts for themselves. However, each time they
    attempt to do this abroad they end up in jail.

    Here is another mind-boggling food for thought. In
    15 Japanese banks alone, the Marcos-Diaz consortium
    deposited 44,000 (part of the remaining 720,000) metric
    tons of gold (also minted RP-CB) and made liquid to a
    total of US$518,559,000,000.00 (518.6 billion dollars)
    between 1962 to 1974 earning an average of 1.5% noncompounded interest per year. There are more tons of
    gold in other banks around the world.

    [RK: Gold can only be “made liquid” by
    liquidating it and we are NOT sure this was done, not
    even with 44,000 metric tons, because there is no
    evidence of that kind of “money” ever being made
    available to the Philippines, which has a total money
    supply of just around $30 billion today.]

    Gold for gold, dollar for dollar, this country, the
    Maharlika, is the RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE
    WORLD.

    During a talk show in a U.S. TV the week
    following the bombing of the New York Twin Towers,
    Pres. Bush was asked this question: Which is the
    richest country in the world today? With a smile
    he said: “The Philippines.” Marcos knew it, but he
    could not talk.

    The thirty-year period (starting 1946) for
    the gold claims of the “Claimants of World War II
    Loot” (as determined by the International Court of
    Justice in Hague) was extended by ten more years.
    That was to be the year 1986.

    At that time they made sure that Marcos would no longer talk. After kidnapping him from Malacanang, they put him
    in a golden prison in Hawaii.

    So much about the ‘sarsuela’ of the 1986 EDSA
    People Power Revolution, the Roman Catholic
    Archbishop, his priests, the seminarians, his nuns and
    his blinded followers who just PRAY, PAY AND
    OBEY. These traitors on the Filipino people did a
    good job in favor of those two foreign almighty powers.

    Demolition Campaign Against the Filipino People

    The invisible and long arm of the foreign powers
    are now exposed and brought to light so that everyone
    will see the real, greater and hidden
    MANIPULATORS and AUTHORS of the miseries
    of this country today.

    On February 28, 1986 (two days after Cory
    Aquino was sworn as president but before the
    proclamation of her Revolutionary Government through
    Proclamation No. 3 on March 25, 1986), Cory Aquino
    created the Presidential Commission on Good
    Government (PCGG) through her Executive Order No.
    1. Section 2 says:

    “The Commission shall be charged with the task of assisting the President in regard to the
    following matters:

    (a) the recovery of all ill-gotten wealth
    accumulated by the former President Ferdinand E.
    Marcos, his immediate family, relatives…

    (b) The investigation of such cases of graft and corruption…”

    So far, the PCGG had succeeded in sequestering
    eighty-eight billion (P88,000,000,000) pesos, allegedly
    the “ill-gotten wealth” of Marcos. Unfortunately for
    the PCGG, the gold of Marcos has, so far, eluded it.
    [END QUOTING]

    President Ferdinand E. Marcos had a wonderful
    vision in mind for his people and for the people of the
    world, as can be presumed from his efforts to
    implement the ABL Program mentioned above. But
    he had some problems.

    Marcos could not announce possession of the gold
    plundered by the Germans and the Japanese during
    World War Two until some time after 1986 because
    of the ruling of the International Criminal Court in
    1976.

    That gold was “off limits” even until the day he
    was removed from Malacanang by a U.S. helicopter.
    The existence of the ABL Program provides solid
    evidence of his intention to redistribute (at least some,
    initially) of the plundered gold for the benefit of many
    other nations—BUT he was compelled to work
    outside of the existing world banking system and he
    took on a partner (the supposedly “freedom loving”
    United States).

    The Money Masters could hardly approve of such
    plans because they ran contrary to the wicked agenda
    of enslaving mankind with fiat, non value-based
    currency. Under the fiat-money scheme, the
    International Banking Cartel have complete control of
    the world’s monetary system along with freedom to
    plunder the resources of any nation at will through
    control of the value of that nation’s currency.

    Perhaps the greatest problem Marcos faced was
    that the people themselves were not yet ready. They
    did not know the issues because for the most part it
    was not wise at that time for him to tell them. By
    1986 conditions in the Philippines were not that bad: the
    national debt was small and manageable; the economy
    was growing; the people were productive; wealth was
    more evenly distributed then than it is now. It was not
    heavenly because the country was still subject to the
    chokehold of the International Banking Cartel—but it
    has only gotten worse since.

    Today the people are ready, made so by the
    experience of the intervening twenty years as
    administration after administration has operated
    under IMF/WB constraints and “conditionalities”.
    Today there is the example of Venezuela, Malaysia,
    China and others—throwing off the yoke of the
    international bankers to a certain extent; in some
    cases tying the value of their own currencies to the
    value of the “world reserve currency” (the U.S.
    dollar) to prevent further depredations.

    Today, the truth can be made known and shouted from the
    rooftops: THE PHILIPPINES IS THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!

    Today, with the land titling issue in an absolute mess manufactured from the avarice and greed of a few, the
    protections of OCT 01-4 can be invoked. And
    today, GLOBAL ALLIANCE INVESTMENT
    ASSOCIATION stands ready, willing and able to
    assist with the provision of banking collateral as
    necessary to stabilize the situation and ensure the
    best outcome.

    How soon will the promise of the Golden Age
    materialize? Just as soon as perceptions change to
    a sufficient extent.

    Accordingly, anything YOU can do to spread this factual information far and wide throughout the Philippines—and the rest of the world—brings that day closer to reality.

    REPOST AND SHARE!

    Reference: Independent Confirmation
    Of the Philippines Gold, PHOENIX JOURNAL REVIEW, Volume 47, Number 2. August 9, 2006

  32. buddy cariaga says:

    Comparing all Phil president up to P-Aquino PRESIDENT MARCOS is the greatest I am a witness to that I am now 67 years old. I believed BBM will be a better president in 2016

  33. Paolo says:

    sa mga walang alam kay Marcos please lang wag na kayo mag comment dito kung ang nabasa nyo lang history books ay puro panira lang, if you want to comment then read the real history about him thank you

  34. Candy Magbanua says:

    hi pls help me asap, im interested to known the agendas or reforms of Marcos in Philippine education during his administration???pls reply thanks.

  35. meron po kcng ngpa perma dto sa bulacan regarding sa foundation nyo nung july 2014 na lahat ng mahihirap ay tutulungan ng fem foundation (ferdinand edralin foundation} bibigyan nyo dw kmi ng 50thou each family kya pumayag po kmi na pumerma at ngbgay ng 25.00 processing fee sa tao nyo nc veron marami kmi ang hiningan ng ganyang halaga lahat ng taga bulacan sabi nla ibibigay dw ung pangako nung august pero untl now wla pa rn…..gusto lng po nmin malaman ang totoo meron po ba or niloko lng kmi salamat po sna masagot nyo ung tanong ko god bless us…..

  36. anzen says:

    hi… does anybody knows how much is the selling price for Marcos signed bookS???

  37. PutTankInAMall says:

    On this day and time, I am amazed just how much the Marcos Jugend have become in remaking the image of the God-Emperor of the Republic sanctified at the same equal level as that of Rizal and Jesus, the atrocities swept under the floor, the monuments glorified (all the while the buried dead workers are still restless spirits), and his enemies seen as heresy and should be destroyed because the Jugend say that they turned the Philippines into a laughingstock.

    Brainwashed by Facebook and Youtube, convinced that only a new dictatorship would remake the Republic, the newly-established Marcos Jugend hurry about and boast of those monuments and achievements made, all the while conveniently sidestepping the dark side of his 20-year reign of so-called “greatness”.

    Oh, such Pinoy Fried, dubious achievements, thou shalt that even Lee Kwan Yew saw Marcos as nothing but a beggar.

    • He'sAGodNow says:

      sad, no?! when lost and feeling inferior, a nation can only look up to a hero/heroine. if the people can’t find one, they’ll make one. This FEM’s story of “greateness”, was too great to be true… almost like a cultist movement to affirm their charismatic leader.

  38. romeoian says:

    sa totoo lang mas maganda ang pamamalakad n pres .marcos..kaya nga ng martial law kasi sa mga hinayupak na yan kundi maghangad ng pang sarili..hindi nila alam kung ano ang epekto sa buong pilipinas…nasan ang na nag pumunta ng edasa 1 puro siguro ang pag sisisi ngayon…

  39. joajoa says:

    patay na yung mhga sumama sa edsa at kung hindi pa mamatay parin sila heel 2 the traitors that braindwash the people of the ph.

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