Ferdinand Marcos

Birth Name: Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos

Date of Birth: September 11, 1917

Place of Birth: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands

Date of Death: September 28, 1989

Place of Death: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Ethnicity: Filipino [Ilocano, small amount of Itneg]

Ferdinand Marcos was a Filipino lawyer, politician, and kleptocrat. He was the 10th President of the Philippines, from December 30, 1965 to February 25, 1986. He was also Senator of the Philippines, from December 30, 1959 to December 30, 1965, the 11th President of the Senate of the Philippines, from April 5, 1963 to December 30, 1965, Secretary of National Defense, from December 31, 1965 to January 20, 1967, and again from August 28, 1971 to January 3, 1972, and the 3rd Prime Minister of the Philippines, from June 12, 1978 to June 30, 1981.

Ferdinand was the son of Josefa Edralin Quetulio, a schoolteacher, and Mariano Marcos y Rubio, a lawyer, educator, and politician, who was a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives, from 1925 to 1931.

Ferdinand was married to Imelda (Romualdez) Marcos, until his death. He had four children with his partner Carmen Ortega; four children with Imelda, including politician Bongbong Marcos, who has himself been President of the Philippines, since June 30, 2022; politician and Senator of the Philippines Imee Marcos, and singer Aimee Marcos; and a daughter with Playboy model Evelin Hegyesi.

Ferdinand’s paternal grandfather was Fabián Marcos y Galimba (or Fabián Galimba Marcos in Filipino, the son of Damasco/Dámaso Marcos Marcos and Leona Galimba y Teodoro, or Leona Teodoro Galimba in Filipino). Fabián served as gobernadorcillo and justice of the peace of Batac after the Philippine Revolution. Dámaso was the son of Gregorio Marcos and María. María was Itneg, according to oral family narration. Leona was the daughter of Nazario Galimba and Isabel Teodoro.

Ferdinand’s paternal grandmother was Cresencia Rubio y Mangal-lan (or Cresencia Mangal-lan Rubio in Filipino, the daughter of Basilio Rubio and Eugenia Manglal-lan). Cresencia was born in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Region, Philippines.

Ferdinand’s maternal grandfather was Fructuoso Edralin y Carpio (or Fructuoso Carpio Edralin in Filipino, the son of Toribio Edralin de la Pasión y Saguiriense, or Toribio Saguiriense Edralin de la Pasión in Filipino, and of Juana Carpio y Quevedo). Toribio was the son of Fructuoso Edralin de la Pasión y Sales and Andrea Saguiriense. Juana was the daughter of Joaquin Carpio and Fabiana V Quevedo.

Ferdinand’s maternal grandmother was Emerenciana Quetulio y Taganas (or Emerenciana Taganas Quetulio in Filipino, the daughter of Germán Quetulio and Lorenza Taganas).

Ferdinand was a first cousin once removed of Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines.

Some sources state that he also had Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish ancestry. It is not clear if these ancestries have been verified/documented.

Source: Genealogy of Ferdinand Marcos – http://www.geni.com

6 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    The standard name for Damasco/Dámaso is Dámaso, not Damasco. His own mother, María, was an Itneg (also of Filipino ethnicity) according to oral family narrations.

  2. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

  3. Manila says:

    Correct Josefa Edralin’s maternal family name to Quetulio.

  4. Manila says:

    The correct spelling of his maternal grandmother’s family name is Quetulio, not Gustillo.

    Fructuoso Edralin -> Fructuoso Edralin y Carpio (or Fructuoso Carpio Edralin in Filipino

    Emerenciana Quetulio y Taganas (or Emerenciana Taganas Quetulio in Filipino, the daughter of Germán Quetulio and Lorenza Taganas)

  5. Manila says:

    Toríbio -> Toribio

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