As President, Macapagal worked to suppress graft and corruption and to stimulate the Philippine economy.
He introduced the country's first land reform law, placed the peso on the free currency exchange market, and liberalized foreign exchange and import controls.
Di ka magkakamali kay Agoncillo, na tinaguriang National Scientist at “pioneer” sa pag-aaral ng kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, kasama nina Nicolas Zafra, Encarnacion Alzona, Horacio de la Costa, at Gregorio Zaide.
Ngunit ang akdang ito’y nananatiling “classic” sa kasaysayan dahil na rin siguro sa dali nitong basahin.
Marcos started as an attorney, then served in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the Philippine Senate from 1959 to 1965.
He was elected President in 1965, and presided over a growing economy during the beginning and intermediate portion of his 20-year rule, Public outrage led to the snap elections of 1986.
He is the father of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010.
A native of Lubao, Pampanga, Macapagal graduated from the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, both in Manila, after which he worked as a lawyer for the government.
He first won election in 1949 to the House of Representatives, representing a district in his home province of Pampanga.