I was honestly amazed when I heard his grandson, Sandro Marcos, graduated with MS in London School of Economics. Then I remembered he was able to do all that no thanks to the billions of dollars his mini hitler of a grandfather plundered from our country. Billions of dollars that would’ve been a game-changer for millions of Filipinos had it been invested Legends Were Born In October 1968 52nd Birthday Gifts T-Shirt Philippine infrastructure, healthcare, education and a stronger social safety net. The Marcoses are responsible as to why Philippines is lagging behind other SEA countries and why much of the country are still living in abject poverty. In fairness, corruption was already institutionalized when the Marcoses took power. What they did was centralize it so that all acts of corruption ultimately benefitted them and their cronies.
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Arguable Macoy’s greater sin, not only setting us back economically but culturally as well, warping the Pinoy mind for a long time. If the Spanish ruined us for hundreds of years, Marcos certainly didn’t help. Binaluktot lang lalo yung mentality ng mga Pinoy who happily tolerate patronage politics, and so on. To be fair, we have a lot to thank for that the spaniards colonized us rather than the british, dutch or the french. We were the most prosperous in asia apart from japan and the most prosperous in the world at the turn of the century Legends Were Born In October 1968 52nd Birthday Gifts T-Shirt we gained independence not to mention also the most literate and western- educated. Fuck with the US colonization and demonizing spain to make them look like the savior. Back in the mainland, they portray us as uncivilized savages to justify their occupation. Hell, even one of the US president (cant remember who) said that the philippines is actually a lot more mature and readier to be an independent state than cuba.
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I shared this to a Marcos loyalist and she said its not true since Marcos was innocent until proven guilty. So i told her about the recent Imelda Marcos conviction in 2018 and she said it is biased news. Hay naku. Thats an extraordinarily conservative estimate as the accumulation started from 1960s to 1980s over time so the varying value changes. Also we have not counted in the incomes generated from these ill gotten wealth. This does not include other assets that were not underbthe radar of the revolutionary govt. I’m much more alarmed by the sheer numbers of Marcos Loyalists in this country even today. Was this always the case pre-Duterte? Or has this number always Legends Were Born In October 1968 52nd Birthday Gifts T-Shirt concentrated on the Ilocos region? And ung 100 billion lang na case na recently na forfeit… How can they earn that amount? Even if you’re salary as president is 10M for 20 years you wouldn’t be able to earn that much