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1965 Ferdinand E.

Marcos is elected president of the Philippines

decision with threats of Communist and separatist Muslim

insurgencies, and the allegedly staged assassination attempt of a 1966 Marcos supports the US policy in Vietnam and despite government official. The parliament is suspended, opposition opposition against his plan he manages to gain Congressional politicians and critics are arrested and censorship is imposed; the approval to send Philippine troops to Vietnam size of the Philippine military is increased and military officers are

placed in high public and private positions 1969 As the first Filipino president to win a second term, Marcos

is re-elected amidst allegations of electoral fraud. Muslim 1973 Marcos adopts a new constitution and consolidates his hold separatists in the south of the country begin their campaign on power beyond 1973. Opposition leader Benigno "Ninoy" of guerrilla war Aquino is arrested and charged with murder, subversion and

1970 Students in Manila mobilise huge numbers of people to

illegal possession of firearms

attend protests against US imperialism and the "rise of fascism" 1977 After years in prison Aquino is sentenced to death. Marcos under Marcos rule. This period of leftist unrest and delays the execution demonstrations against the government became known as the

"First Quarter Storm"

1980 Aquino is allowed to travel to the US for medical treatment

and stays there 1972 Marcos declares martial law on September 21, extending

his rule beyond the constitutional two-term limit. He justifies his

1981 Martial law is lifted. Marcos is re-elected as president

flees with his family to Hawaii. The new government under "Cory"

Aquino claims Marcos had looted billions of dollars during his two

1983 Aquino returns to the Philippines, but is shot dead at Manila

decades in power

airport as he leaves the plane. Many blame Marcos and the 1989 Seventy-two-year-old Ferdinand Marcos dies in exile in military for the murder, but no-one was ever punished for Hawaii after being hospitalised for nearly 10 months ordering the assassination 1989 US jets assist Philippine government forces in suppressing 1985 The nation is in political and economic chaos, with Marcos an attempted coup d'etat against the Aquino government in under attack by the media and the democratic opposition. FiftyDecember six assemblymen sign a resolution calling for the impeachment 1990 After a new government investigation, military officials are of Ferdinand Marcos for alleged diversion of US aid for personal convicted of the murder of Benigno Aquino use. A political movement is formed around Benigno

Aquino's widow Corazon

1991 Imelda Marcos and her children return to the Philippines

1986 Presidential elections see Marcos opposed by Aquino's

widow, Corazon. Marcos is officially declared the winner, but

Aquino disputes the result. Allegations of fraud and illegal

tampering spark a popular uprising, dubbed "people power", in

Manila. The military withdraws its support for Marcos who