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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
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Filipino gov't to seize $29M from Marcos family account

MANILA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The federal government in the Philippines will seize bank accounts belonging to former dictator Ferdinand Marcos worth up to $29 million, officials said.

Japanese soldier who fought in Philippines after WWII ended dies

TOKYO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who fought in the Philippines long after World War II ended, died of heart failure at age 91, his family said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
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Manila court tosses $2 billion U.S. judgment against Marcos estate

MANILA, July 15 (UPI) -- A trial court in the Philippines has dismissed a $2 billion claim against the estate of deposed president Ferdinand Marcos.
Documents leaked on banking havens

Documents leaked on banking havens

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Leaked documents reveal how the rich, crooks and politicians use offshore banking havens to protect their money, a journalism group in Washington said Thursday.

Law to compensate martial law victims

MANILA, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Victims of human rights violations during years of martial law will receive compensation under a law approved Monday by the Philippine president, officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Philippines remembers Marcos era

MANILA, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Philippines legislature has approved a bill that would authorize the teaching of atrocities committed under former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Philippines may end hunt for Marcos wealth

MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The head of a commission that has been pursuing the wealth of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said the organization should be abolished.

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Ferdinand Marcos
A fashionable looking Joan Kennedy, wife of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (R), walks away after going through the receiving line at a luncheon at the White House in Washington on September 22, 1970, given by Mrs. Nixon for Mrs. Imelda Marcos (C), wife of Ferdinand Marcos the President of the Philippines. The two first ladies are in the background. (UPI Photo/Files)

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (1949–1959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (1959–1965). He was Senate President from 1963-1965. He claimed to have led a guerrilla force called Ang Maharlika in northern Luzon during the Second World War, although this is doubted.

As Philippine president and strongman, his greatest achievement was in the fields of infrastructure development and international diplomacy. However, his administration was marred by massive authoritarian corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression, and human rights violations. He benefited from a large personality cult in the Philippines during his regime.

In 1983, his government was implicated in the assassination of his primary political opponent, Benigno Aquino, Jr. The implication caused a chain of events, including a tainted presidential election that served as the catalyst for the People Power Revolution in February 1986 that led to his removal from power and eventual exile in Hawaii. It was later alleged that he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to the United States, Switzerland, and other countries, as well as into alleged corporations during his 20 years in power.

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