Monday, April 21, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Mariano Marcos

APRIL 21, 1897
Mariano Marcos (April 21, 1897 – March 8, 1945) was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte. An educator and a lawyer, he also ran for Congress under the Nacionalista Party and won representing  Ilocos Norte from 1925 to 1931. Marcos was the father of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. He served during the war but two versions surfaced pertaining to his death. The first was that he was executed by the Japanese in Bacnotan, La Union. The other says that he was killed by troops of the Philippine Commonwealth together with guerrilla fighters for being a collaborator.

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