How a Traitor Became a Dictator – The Marcos Myths of World War 2

During his candidacy for President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos' campaign focuses on his anti-Japanese guerrilla stories during World War II. Perhaps this was one of the reasons why he stands out compared to his political opponents. Many of Marcos' rivals collaborated with the Japanese. After all, who would not want a hero in the …

Murdered Congressman – The Beginning of the Dictator’s Political Career

The Filipino dictator Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was a lawyer and politician who was the President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Prior to assuming office, he served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959, a member of the Philippine Senate from …