Martial Law in the Philippines

and the Late President Ferdinand Marcos

Top 20 History Facts

Martial Law in the Philippines was declared on 23 September 1972 under Proclamation No. 1081 and was officially ended with the Proclamation No. 2045 on 17 January 1981.
  1. There are human rights cases against the estate of Marcos that are ALREADY WON by the victims of human rights violations and abuses.
  2. The Philippine government, through the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), was able to recover, among others, the remaining $29 million of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
  1. Marcos ordered the assasination of his rival Benigno Aquino, Jr., upon his return to Manila on August 21, 1983.

    The truth about the said assasination still remains unknown to this day.

  2. Marcos is the most decorated war hero in the Philippines during WWII.

    Many of his claims have been found to be false, with United States Army documents describing his wartime claims as "fraudulent" and "absurd."

  3. The average citizen was economically better during the Marcos administration.
  4. There are NO court decisions which declare that the Marcos family possesses ill-gotten wealth.