Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos
Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by dailymail.co.uk
Marcos' achievements are beyond any reasonable quantity to specify, and have subsequent to wind up the benchmark by which the exhibitions of his successors are based upon.

Amid his third SONA in 1968, Marcos guaranteed that the nation got to be independent in rice and corn, along these lines unraveling the constant nourishment deficiency. 

Quick forward to 1980 and the Marcos organization came to yet another turning point: The nation's gross national item (GNP) significantly moved from 39.5 billion pesos in 1965 to a remarkable 86.7 billion pesos in 1979, which means 6.6% development rate a year.

Well, these are just tips of the iceberg.

The following are the most significant achievements and contributions by the late president Ferdinand Marcos:

1. Marcos has built many infrastructures that promotes Filipino arts and culture

Cultural Center of the Philippines
The Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas (Folk Arts Theater)
Philippine International Convention Center
Makiling Center for the Arts(National Arts Center)
Nayong Pilipino

2. Marcos has built many hospitals and clinics

Philippine Heart Center - Originally named as Philippine Heart Center for Asia
Lung Center of the Philippines
The National Kidney and Transplant Institute

3. Marcos has built bridges and other programs in terms of Public Highways

San Juanico Bridge
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Manila North Diversion Road
precursor of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex)
Marcos Highway to Baguio

4. Marcos has founded schools in 20 years (these are just some of many schools founded by Marcos)

Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in La Union founded in 1981 
Mariano Marcos State University in Ilocos Norte founded in 1978
Kalinga-Apayao State College in Tabuk Kalinga founded in 1970
Abra State Institute of Science and Technology in Abra founded in 1983
Pangasinan State University founded in 1979
University of Northern Philippines founded in 1965
Philippine State College of Aeronautics founded in 1969
Cagayan State University established in 1978
Quirino State University established 1976
Isabela State University established 1978
Pampanga Agricultural College established 1974
Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology-Calapan City established 1966
Occidental Mindoro State College established 1966
Palawan State University established 1965
Bicol University established 1969
Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges established 1983
Rizal Technological University established 1969
Technological University of the Philippines established 1971
Capiz State University 1980
Guimaras State College 1968

5. Marcos has completed Power Plants that provides substantial benefits such as production of electricity

Bataan Nuclear Power Plant, completed 1983
Leyte Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1977
Makiling-Banahaw Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1979
Tiwi Geothermal Power Plant, completed 1980
Angat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1967
Kalayaan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
Magat A Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
Magat B Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1984
Pantabangan Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1977
Agus 2 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1979
Agus 4 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
Agus 5 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
Agus 7 Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1982
Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1985
Agus 6 Hydro Electric Power plant, recommissioned in 1977 
Masiway Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1980
Main Magat Hydro Electric Power Plant, completed 1983
Calaca Coal Power PlantCompleted in 1984, 
Cebu Thermal Power Plant completed in 1981, 
Palinpinon 1 Southern Negros Geothermal production Field completed in 1983. 
Sources: Filipiknow, Hoppler, Pres Marcos


5 Reasons Filipinos Should be Thankful to Marcos 5 Reasons Filipinos Should be Thankful to Marcos Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Friday, February 26, 2016 Rating: 5

No comments:

Share your thoughts here...

Powered by Blogger.