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The Marcos File: Was He A Philippine Hero Or Corrupt Tyrant?

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Edgar
May 01, 2016 Edgar rated it really liked it
Readers of this book may be surprised to know that despite the pain inflicted on the Philippines by Ferdinand Marcos, he still retains a lot of support within the country, especially in the Illocos north region where he came from. As I write this (May 2016), the elections are within a week ago, and Bongbong, the son of the dictator is favorite to become Vice President.
$25 billion of Philippine’s present day foreign debt of $59 billion was incurred during Marcos’s reign. That is the tangible leg
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This is an interesting take on the life of Marcos. The book exposes an inferior and flawed leader--someone whose inferiority led to the country's horror. For sure, we cannot certainly say that this account is the "truest." After reading this, I find it imperative to read another book on the life of Marcos which counters the view in this book.
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