- Category : Politics-Heads-of-state
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
Filipino politician who was elected President in 1965. According to the constitution, his second and last term was due to end in 1973, but in 1972 he declared martial law and assumed the role of dictator. He imprisoned his political opponent, Bengno Aquino, for seven years and when Aquino returned to the Philippines, he was assassinated on 8/21/1983.
In an election scheduled for February 1986, he was opposed by the widow of his former opponent. Early returns of the election on 2/7/1986 showed that Marcos' opponent, Cory Aquino, was favored by the people and two weeks later, two of the country's top military officers defected. Marcos had failed to steal the election; he fled from the palace on 2/25/1986. After his exile, there was an expose of massive graft which had occurred during his administration.
Marcos was hospitalized for nearly ten months with kidney, lung, and heart ailments in Honolulu. He died on 9/28/1989, Honolulu, HI.