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 (mär′kōs), Ferdinand Edralin 1917-1989.
Philippine president (1965-1986) who maintained close ties with the United States and exercised dictatorial control over his country. After a fraudulent presidential election against Corazón Aquino (1986) he fled the Philippines with his wife, Imelda (born 1929).
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1. (Biography) Ferdinand (Edralin). 1917–89, Filipino statesman; president of the Philippines from 1965; deposed and exiled in 1986
2. (Biography) his wife, Imelda (Remedios Visitacion Trinidad Romualdez). born 1929, Filipino politician; governor of Manila (1976–86); notorious for her profligacy as first lady
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(ˈmɑr koʊs)

Ferdinand E(dralin), 1917–1989, Philippine politician: president 1965–86.
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I dropped in there while Marco, the son of Marco, was haggling with a shopkeeper over a quarter of a pound of salt, and asked for change for a twenty-dollar gold piece.
Marco was very proud of having such a man for a friend.
Marco's joy was exuberant -- but only for a mo- ment; then he grew thoughtful, then sad; and when he heard me tell Dowley I should have Dickon, the boss mason, and Smug, the boss wheelwright, out there, too, the coal-dust on his face turned to chalk, and he lost his grip.
I could see myself rise a foot at a time in Marco's estimation, and when I fetched out those last words I was become a very tower for style and altitude.
The raiment of Marco and his wife was of coarse tow-linen and linsey-woolsey respectively, and resembled township maps, it being made up pretty exclusively of patches which had been added, township by township, in the course of five or six years, until hardly a hand's-breadth of the original garments was surviving and present.
"And Marco, there's another thing which you must permit -- out of kindness for Jones -- because you wouldn't want to offend him.
You ought to cure that, Marco; it isn't good form, you know, and it will grow on you if you don't check it.
It tickled Marco to the marrow to hear about such an odd character; but it also prepared him for acci- dents; and in my experience when you travel with a king who is letting on to be something else and can't remember it more than about half the time, you can't take too many precautions.
So I got rid of Marco, by sending him off to invite the mason and the wheelwright, which left the field free to me.
Derian, the assistant secretary of state for human rights, keeps pushing the administration to scold or punish Marcos as he settles deeper into despotism.
Marcos said in 1995, the Philippine National Heroes' Committee has officially recommended several figures to be designated as national heroes -Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Apolinario Mabini, Marcelo H.
Imee Marcos will hand over the leadership of the province to her son, Matthew Marcos Manotoc.