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His Excellency
Ferdinand Marcos

Marcos in 1982.
10th President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1965 â€“ February 25, 1986
Prime Minister Himself (1978–1981)
Cesar Virata (1981–1986)
Vice President Fernando López (1965–1973)
Preceded by Diosdado Macapagal
Succeeded by Corazon Aquino
3rd Prime Minister of the Philippines
In office
June 12, 1978 â€“ June 30, 1981
Preceded by Office established
(Position previously held by Jorge B. Vargas)
Succeeded by Cesar Virata
Secretary of National Defense
In office
August 28, 1971 â€“ January 3, 1972
President Himself
Preceded by Juan Ponce Enrile
Succeeded by Juan Ponce Enrile
In office
December 31, 1965 â€“ January 20, 1967
President Himself
Preceded by Macario Peralta
Succeeded by Ernesto Mata
11th President of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
April 5, 1963 â€“ December 30, 1965
President Diosdado Macapagal
Preceded by Eulogio Rodriguez
Succeeded by Arturo Tolentino
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1959 â€“ December 30, 1965
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte’s 2nd District
In office
December 30, 1949 â€“ December 30, 1959
Preceded by Pedro Albano
Succeeded by Simeon M. Valdez
Personal details
Born Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos
(1917-09-11)September 11, 1917
Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands
Died September 28, 1989(1989-09-28) (aged 72)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Resting place Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center, Batac, Ilocos Norte
(1993–2016)
Heroes’ Cemetery, Taguig, Metro Manila
(since November 18, 2016)
Political party Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Party (1946–1965)
Nacionalista Party (1965–1978)
Spouse(s) Imelda Romuáldez (m. 1954)
Children 4, notably Imee, Bongbong, and Irene
Alma mater University of the Philippines
Profession

Lawyer
Jurist
Politician

Military service
Allegiance  Philippine Commonwealth
Rank First lieutenant
Major
Unit 11th Infantry Division (USAFFE)
14th Infantry Regiment (USAFIP-NL)
Battles/wars World War II

Freedom is not just declared; it is exercised.
Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?
Ferdinand Marcos
I was deposed by a coup d'etat, by friends that I trusted and aided by the American Government.
Ferdinand Marcos
The challenge to America is to extend to Asia the defensive shield of American power in forms consonant with Asian freedom and self-respect.
Ferdinand Marcos
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.
Ferdinand Marcos
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?
Ferdinand Marcos
Filipinos are not worse than any other colonized people except that our colonization was a little longer, and the independence movement was always dictated in political terms, never in social ones. We borrowed terms, but we didn't understand them.
Ferdinand Marcos
The U.S. State Department has a consistent record of error in the assessment of Asian situations and judging Red Chinese intentions.
Ferdinand Marcos
I can understand the Cultural Revolution of Mao Tse-tung.
The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.
Ferdinand Marcos
What we ask of the developed countries is to let the Third World find a third way.
Ferdinand Marcos
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.
Ferdinand Marcos
Little boys have amazing minds.
America must realize, there are conditions she must accept in Asia. The first is a diversity of Asian cultures, governments, economic and political systems; the second, that to run against the tide of Asian nationalism is worse than impractical – it is also highly dangerous.
Ferdinand Marcos
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
Ferdinand Marcos
The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
Ferdinand Marcos
Once a champion, always a champion.