Spectator Societ (Paperback)

The Philippines under Martial Rule

By Benjamin N. Muego

Ohio University Press, 9780896801387, 232pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1989

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As the first post-war president of the Philippines to win reelection, Ferdinand Marcos enjoyed grassroots popularity and was also highly esteemed by the officer corps and rand-and-file of the armed forces. Even more important, he was decisive, ruthless, and without equal as a political tactician. This study traces chronologically and topically the events which led to Marcos’ declaration of martial law in 1972 and calls for a return to participatory democracy.

About the Author

Benjamin N. Nuego is an associate professor of Political Science at Firelands College (a branch of Bowling Green State University).