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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Marcos jewelry might go on display

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Philippines new head of tourism said he is studying a proposal to put the jewelry collection of former first lady Imelda Marcos on display in Manila.

$12,000 missing from Freddie Aguilar vault

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Philippines folk singer-songwriter Freddie Aguilar lost $12,000 stashed in a vault and believes he knows the thief, police said.
Charges dropped against Marcos son-in-law

Charges dropped against Marcos son-in-law

MANILA, Philippines, July 30 (UPI) -- The Philippine Supreme Court dropped charges against the son-in-law of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos in a $4.67 billion ill-gotten-wealth case.

Filipino group Bayan says U.S. bigger nuclear threat than North Korea

MANILA, Philippines, April 11 (UPI) -- The Filipino Bayan party says that the U.S. is a bigger nuclear threat than North Korea.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Marcos siblings ordered to be defendants

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Philippines Supreme Court ordered three children of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos be reinstated as defendants in a $4.67 billion ill-gotten-wealth case.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.
By United Press International
No hero's burial for Filipino dictator

No hero's burial for Filipino dictator

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has rejected a recommendation that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos be given a Filipino hero's burial.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.
By United Press International
Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in home province

Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in home province

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The family of ex-Philippines ruler Ferdinand Marcos reached a deal with the government to bury Marcos in his home province with military honors, officials said.
Govt. mulls Marcos family funeral demand

Govt. mulls Marcos family funeral demand

MANILA, Philippines, March 10 (UPI) -- The family of the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is again seeking burial with honors for the leader, who died in Hawaii in 1989.
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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)
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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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