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Marcos: The Man and the Myth

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Broadcaster:  CNA

In 2016, thirty years after being driven from power in a people's revolution, Ferdinand Marcos was on the verge of being granted the Philippines' greatest honour, a state funeral hailing him as a national hero.


The former President's family and friends said this long overdue ceremony would restore his unfairly tarnished reputation. But to those who suffered under the Marcos regime the very thought of a State funeral was an outrage that shouldn't and must not pass through. They took to the streets in their tens of thousands to protest against any attempt to rehabilitate a man they consider their country's worst dictator.


Now in 2022, as Ferdinand's son, 'BongBong' Marcos, has swept to power in a landslide election victory, his father's controversial legacy is more relevant than ever.


Part of the award-winning series The Asian Century

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