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Inflation and social unrest Marcos won the November election by a landslide, and was inaugurated on December 30 of that year. But Marcos' massive spending during the presidential campaign had taken its toll and triggered growing public unrest. New policies, including a greater emphasis on exports and the relaxation of controls of the peso, were put in place.
The Peso was allowed to float to a lower market value, resulting in drastic inflation, and social unrest. Movement of Concerned Citizens for Civil Liberties With the Constitutional Convention occupying their attention from tostatesmen and politicians opposed to the increasingly more-authoritarian administration of Ferdinand Marcos mostly focused their efforts on political efforts from within the halls of power. Please improve the article by adding information on neglected viewpoints, or discuss the issue on the talk page.
November Aroundstudent activism was raging and many student activists joined the ranks of the communists. Kabataang Makabayan Patriotic Youth, or 'KM' a political organization founded by Jose Maria Sison intended to be a nationwide extension of the Student Cultural Association of the University of the Philippines,   carried out study sessions on Marxism—Leninism and intensified the deployment of urban activists in rural areas to prepare for People's war.
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He lamented that the powerful Lopez family blamed him in their newspapers for the riots thus raising the ire of demonstrators. He mentioned that he was informed by his mother of a planned assassination paid for by the powerful oligarch, Eugenio Lopez Sr.
He narrated how he dissuaded his supporters from the Northern Philippines in infiltrating the demonstration in Manila and inflicting harm on the protesters, and how he showed to the UP professors that the Collegian was carrying the communist party articles and that he was disappointed in the faculty of his alma mater for becoming a spawning ground of communism. He also added that he asked Ernesto Rufino, Vicente Rufino, and Carlos Palanca to withdraw advertisements from The Manila Times which was openly supporting revolution and the communist cause, and they agreed to do so.
First Quarter Storm This section relies too much on references to primary sources. Please improve this section by adding secondary or tertiary sources. November Main article: First Quarter Storm By the time Marcos gave the first State of the Nation Address of his second term on January 26,the unrest born from the Balance of Payments Crisis exploded into a series of demonstrationsprotestsand marches against the government.
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He recounted how in student council elections in UP in the s, the practice was for candidates to keep their voters captive, because rival candidates would not only do the same, but poach voters from their opponents. The candidates would herd their supporters to places outside the campus, plying them with snacks, until it was time to vote.
Yet then, as now, the student press would thunder and shrill about democracy and the purity of the ballot. Before Marcos was a leader, he was a joiner.
He joined all the upwardly mobile organizations campus life offered: These were ties that mattered throughout life, in many ways far more important than today.
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Solidarity, in some cases, was fostered by brutality. The young Marcos of the immediate postwar years was mercilessly teased by the well-connected friends he cultivated. A swimming party had been organized. Everyone was in their trunks, and Marcos appeared, in what were, even by then, rather old-fashioned white shoes, dressed up in a dress-down affair.
He would, 30 years later, arrest many of them or harass them when they went into exile. He knew the difference between what people preached, and what they did.
His oratory remained high-minded while he systematically analyzed every institution and every major figure in those institutions, to see not only what made them tick, but to determine what were their flaws.
He mastered the methods of acquiring power—the fine speech, combined with the ruthless management of resources and people that mattered—and built the us-against-them bases of support that rewarded loyalty. He was ambitious, but he was patient; he was ruthless, but calm; he was systematic, but also, daring.
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He kept cool knowing revenge is a dish best served cold. Gone in that its particular modes of behavior have vanished but its rules remain embedded in our national DNA. UP no longer conducts elections in the manner of the s, but our society still operates on a political culture of raiding, trading, and feasting that has been used to describe how power was gained and kept in prehispanic times: It is a culture that is fundamentally violent: Laurel pleading with his colleagues to give such a promising man a chance differs only in his having been prosecuted and convicted and then acquitted, and his performance in court, from the long, bloody catalog of local political families engaged in attempts at mutual extermination before and since.
And it is a political culture in which Manila is the prize, but which is vulnerable to the ambitions of shrewd and calculating men and women from the provinces who rise up through the patronage of an establishment that surrenders and yields to the once promising men it raised up, only for those men to force the former patrons to bend the knee.
Still here, of course, is what made Marcos new: And so he had much more in common with his classmates who were receiving a secular education in UP than their more pedigreed rivals in other schools who boasted then as they still do now, that they would be the future employers of those upwardly mobile but too earnest products of state education.
Marcos could, and did, set out to prove he could rise through sheer merit. He could appeal to those who had to carve out a future that would have its fair share of success, but remain precarious enough that any danger to social order represented a clear and present danger to all of them.
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In other words, an exemplar of a middle class reliant on, but frankly unimpressed with, the upper class, afraid of the teeming multitudes of the undisciplined and dependent lower class, and thus, always impatient with anything getting in the way of stability and order. As Randy David has observed, "the middle class does not like elections.
They even have a name for it in Latin America: In the process making themselves somebodies.