facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Headlines

Little change for Philippines after Marcos

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- While 20th anniversary celebrations are going on in the Philippines to mark the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, some in the country say little has changed.

The Almanac

This is Tuesday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2006 with 327 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2005 with one to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2005 with 21 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2005 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

Imelda Marcos' belongings to be auctioned

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Philippine government is considering auctioning off former first lady Imelda Marcos' gowns, jewelry and famous shoe collection.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2005 with 94 to follow.
By United Press International

Philippines to sell Marcos jewels

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Philippines government will sell the jewels seized from former first lady Imelda Marcos after the 1986 uprising that toppled her husband.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2005 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

Philippines' Cardinal Sin dies at age 76

MANILA, Philippines, June 21 (UPI) -- Cardinal Jaime Sin, the former leader of the Philippines' Roman Catholic community, has died at age 76, church officials have announced. His spokesman, Father Jun Sescon, said the cardinal was taken to Manila's Cardinal Santos Medical Center with a high f

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2005 with 309 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

This is Monday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2005 with 327 to follow.
By United Press International

Philippines gov't to sell San Miguel stake

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Philippine government plans to sell its stake in food and beverage giant San Miguel Corp. and use the proceeds to boost agricultural production.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2004 with one to follow.
By United Press International
Page 5 of 9
Photos
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)
Wiki

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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ferdinand Marcos."
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Audi gets permit to test self-driving cars in California Audi gets permit to test self-driving cars in California
3
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
4
Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease Schizophrenia is actually eight disorders, not one disease
5
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
x
Feedback