The Marcos Era (The years of President Marcos)

Timeline created by ianbarton34
  • Ferdinand Marcos Elected as the First President of the Philippines

    Ferdinand Marcos Elected as the First President of the Philippines
    Ferdinand Marcos gets elected as the first President of the Philippines on November 1965, and officially took office as President in December 30, 1965
  • Ferdinand Marcos Re-Elected as President

    Ferdinand Marcos Re-Elected as President
    Ferdinand Marcos suspiciously becomes the first man in the Philippines to get re-elected as President. This event causes an uproar to the citizens
  • Battle of Mendiola

    Battle of Mendiola
    Students raged and attempted to storm into the Malacañang Palace. When the front gate opened, there was an eerie silences, that gunshots happened. 4 students were injured, and many were injured. It was a riot against the Police.
  • First Constitutional Convention

    First Constitutional Convention
    The First Constitutional Convention after Marcos wanted to somehow create a third term of presidency. He wanted to stay in his power longer, but the majority of the parliament voted against Marcos' request.
  • Bombing in Plaza Miranda

    Bombing in Plaza Miranda
  • Marcos declares Martial Law

    Marcos declares Martial Law
    President Ferdinand Marcos placed the Philippines under Martial Law.
  • Arrest of Ninoy Aquino and Jose Diokno

    Arrest of Ninoy Aquino and Jose Diokno
    President Marcos arrests the main two faces of the protest against himself, Ninoy Aquino and Jose Diokno.
  • Marcos Constitution Ratified

    Marcos Constitution Ratified
    The Philippine constitutional plebiscite of 1973 ratified the 1973 Constitution of the Philippines. Immediately after this,
  • 1976 Tripoli Agreement

    1976 Tripoli Agreement
    Imelda Marcos successfully gets an agreement with Libya to stop supporting Nur Misuari and the Moro National Liberation Front who are fighting against Marcos and his army. Carmelo Z. Barbero signed this agreement for the Philippines with Libya. This day turned out to be a huge success since Marcos became allies with one of his past enemies.
  • LABAN Party Founding

    LABAN Party Founding
    After Marcos held the elections, the political party that was formed by Ninoy Aquino held 21 candidates for the Metro Manila Area.
  • Noise Barrage (Form of Protest)

    Noise Barrage (Form of Protest)
    The night before the election, the Filipino People showed their solidarity and the People Power by setting up a Noise Barrage in Manila.
  • Ninoy Aquino Sent to US for Heart Surgery

    Ninoy Aquino Sent to US for Heart Surgery
    Ninoy Aquino gets permission from President Marcos to travel to the US in order to get heart surgery (he had a heart attack). He succeeded his heart surgery at May 13, 1980
  • Ferdinand Marcos' Election (Opposition Boycotted)

    Ferdinand Marcos' Election (Opposition Boycotted)
    Ferdinand Marcos wins another term as he ran against weak candidates in this election. He won more than 18 million votes
  • The Assassination of Ninoy Aquino

    The Assassination of Ninoy Aquino
    On August 21, 1983, Ninoy Aquino arrives at the Philippines' National Airport. As soon as he gets off, he gets shot, and dies. This makes the whole nation sad, but also gives birth of the People Power Revolution.
  • Ferdinand Marcos Calls For Snap Elections

    Ferdinand Marcos Calls For Snap Elections
    Ferdinand Marcos calls for snap elections because he finds out that The US are starting to break their trust and their relationship with him and the nation because of the communists and he thinks the country is leaving democracy
  • Ramos & Enrile defect from Marcos' army

    Ramos & Enrile defect from Marcos' army
    Fidel Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile left Marcos' army in order to support the people opposing Marcos. This was a really hard move for Marcos especially since Marcos was his cousin. Marcos immediately threatened them with attacks.
  • Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines

    Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines
    On February 25, 1986, Ferdinand Marcos flees to Guam after almost all of the people in the Philippines opposed him and wanted him to resign. Even his own military forces joined the opposing citizens. He had no choice but to flee. This became a huge day in the Philippines' History since it was the first time People Power Revolution (No violence) took real action and succeeded.
  • Ferdinand Marcos Dies

    Ferdinand Marcos Dies
    Ferdinand Marcos dies in Hawaii. The main cause of his death was the rare and deadly Lupus, which was a disease.
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    First Quarter Storm

    Heavy protests started against Marcos. People were marching through cities and heavily protested and express their feelings on President Marcos.
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    The Confetti Revolution

    After the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, the filipino citizens finally came out from their fears and started rallies and big protests against Marcos and his regime.
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    EDSA Uprising (People Power Revolution)

    The Filipino Citizens formed in large groups at EDSA (A big road in the Philippines) and protected Fidel Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile who were in Camp Crame since they defected from Marcos' army. They were targeted by Marcos with tank and artillery attack, but the roads were filled with the Filipino Citizens, and at last the military forces decided to join the citizens to oppose Marcos.