Justin Bautista. Mr. Jablonski. 4/24/17. Term Paper. Political
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Political corruption in the Philippines In the Philippines, there is an abundance of political corruption..This corruption can be stopped if Rodrigo Duterte stays as president and doesn’t get impeached. Political corruption has been in the Philippines since the 1960s. During the 1960s is when president Ferdinand Marcos was elected. Ferdinand Marcos was president from 1965 to 1986. But before he was president he also had many other political jobs.
Ferdinand Marcos or Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. which is his full name was born on September 11, 1917, and died on September 28, 1989. During Ferdinand Marcos lifespan he has had a military career and has been part of the House of…show more content…
He also became the executive vice president of the Liberal Party in and served as the party 's president from 1961 to 1964. From 1963 to 1965, he became the Senate President. He was the last Senate President to become the actual president of the Philippines.(Seagrave, Sterling. The Marcos Dynasty) With all of this experience, he was eventually elected president of the Philippines.
My dad told me in an interview about Ferdinand Marcos “I remember that during the early part of Marcos presidency; his intentions were good, but somehow greed and power got the better part of him.” (Political Corruption in the Philippines.) Ferdinand Marcos stayed as a “president” for 21 years because he declared something known as martial law. The martial law removes all power from the previous executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. (Martial Law - Well Prepared) This would go against “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” Article 21 “Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives” ("Universal Declaration Of Human Rights | United Nations".)This violates “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” because he is stripping the power from the people and only giving it to himself. From the martial law, Ferdinand Marcos got tremendous power and became more of a dictator than a president. As a dictator, Ferdinand Marcos led more