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Media Mistake: The Late President Ferdinand E. Marcos was not a Dictator


By: Elena Grace Flores
AP Archive

What is a Dictator?
A dictator is someone who has absolute power. He is a ruler who has total control over a country. There are no checks or balances to prevent abuse of power. The late President Ferdinand E. Marcos serves for over two decades in the Philippine presidency but he was not a dictator. He won re-elections over and over again. That made him stay that long. Martial law happens following the constitution when absolute power was given to him. This is to address the nation’s peace and order crises brought about by the uprising of activists. The media frenzy ruins the late President’s reputation.

Black Media Propaganda on Marcos as a Dictator

A media propaganda said that Marcos steals money from the country’s public coffers. Stories of torture of his opponents shocked the nation. After the 1986 Edsa revolution that topples him down, his rival’s widow then-President Corazon Aquino establishes the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). It intends to restore the institution’s integrity and credibility. But did not satisfy the people’s inquiries on the alleged “hidden wealth.”

Discrediting the Son of the Alleged Dictator

Some people wish Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to apologize. But for what? Bongbong Marcos knows best when it comes to his father. Ferdinand, Sr. is only after the welfare of the majority of the Filipinos. His visions and works will continue when he becomes president in 2022. So much for the dictator story. They die by natural death because they are all lies. Only the truth prevails. So, you know who to vote for.

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