Ferdinand Marcos — Filipino Statesman born on September 11, 1917, died on September 28, 1989

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. was a Filipino politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He ruled under martial law from 1972 until 1981... (wikipedia)

The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness.
Filipinos are not worse than any other colonized people except that our colonization was a little longer, and the independence movement was always dictated in political terms, never in social ones. We borrowed terms, but we didn't understand them.
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.

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