by Alan Robles
September 11 marks the birth anniversary of the worst excuse for a president this country ever had: Ferdinand Marcos. He was a murderous, thieving, deceitful dictator whose regime brutally slaughtered at least 3,200 Filipinos and tortured tens of thousands more. He and his family stole up to US$10 billion, stashing the plunder abroad.
His record of crimes is well known to the whole world.
Apparently though, the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) didn't get the memo.
In its website, the DND offers a biography of Marcos (http://www.dnd.gov.ph/ferdinand-e-marcos.html) that's only one soft lingering sweet kiss short of suck. The entry on the dictator, who once served as defense secretary, is so dirt-free even his own (also dead) mother would never recognize the whitewashed monster. "Ayy naku, sino yan", you can almost hear her screech in alarm.