Ferdinand Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos was the dictator of the Philippines from 1964 to his overthrow in 1986. He was the leader of the Philippines for 20 years. While in power he implemented wide-ranging programs of infrastructure development and economic reform. However, his administration was marred by massive authoritarian corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression, and human rights violations. HIs government was also accused of the assassination of his opponent Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983 which led to his downfall and exile. He was accused that he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to the United States, Switzerland, and other countries, as well as into alleged corporations during his 20 years in power. He later died three years later after his 1986 overthrow in 1989 at the age of 72. The Anthro Junta Trials judge Ferdinand is named after him.