Manolo Quezon is #TheExplainer Newsletter — The 30 Year Marcos Restoration

In the Asian Sentinel

Readings of interest

Marcos Sr. did rule as a dictator, but he was a duly elected president. In 1965, he beat the then-incumbent president, Diosdado Macapagal, the father of the 14th president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, one of Bongbong’s major supporters. In 1969, Marcos Sr. became the first Philippine president to be re-elected since the original Filipino “strongman,” Manuel L. Quezon, won a second term in 1941 with over 81% of the votes cast. MLQ’s opponent, Sen. Juan Marquez Sumulong, was the grandfather of the 11th president, Cory Aquino, and the great-grandfather of the 15th, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

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