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The Road to EDSA

10 September 2010

The Marcos regime was one marked by widspread violations of human rights and by plunderous fiscal policies which left the nation in poverty.  Ninoy Aquino was one of the most vocal challengers to the Marcos dictatorship.  While never proven in a court of law, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were opined to be involved in Ninoy’s brutal staying in 1983.  Ninoy’s death triggered a series of events that led to the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Ninoy-ImeldaNinoy Aquino and Imelda Romualdez, in their youth, walked in the same privileged social circles. They are not related by blood but by marriage; and are separated by 10 genealogical steps.  Ninoy is the great grandson of the maternal grandfather of the wife of the paternal first cousin of Imelda Marcos.

Imelda Remedios Visitacion Romualdez  →  her father, Vicente Orestes Lopez Romualdez  → his father, Daniel Romualdez  → his son, Miguel Lopez Romualdez  → his son, Daniel Zialcita Romualdez  →  his wife, Paz Aquino Gueco  →  her mother, Elena Aquino  →  her father, Braulio Lacsamana Aquino  → his son, Servillano Aguilar Aquino  →  his son, Benigno Simeon Quiambao Aquino  →  his son, Benigno Simeon Aquino Aquino

Marcos-RamosCory Aquino, Ninoy’s widow, ran for presidency in the snap elections of 1986. While Cory had the support of the masses and the middle class, it was only when the Marcos’ highest military strategists defected was the regime’s fall secured. One of the generals who figured prominently in the 1986 EDSA Revolution was Fidel V. Ramos — a future President of the nation. Ferdinand Marcos is Ramos’ first cousin once removed and are separated by 5 genealogical steps. Fabian Marcos and Cresencia Rubio are common ancestors of the two.

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos  →  his father, Mariano Rubio Marcos  → his father, Fabian Marcos  → his daughter, Crispina Rubio Marcos  → her daughter, Angela Marcos Valdez  → her son, Fidel Valdez Ramos

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