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tepman45
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bthr004
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Former President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines was the best president of the Philippines

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/24/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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tepman45

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Let's start off by simply saying that Former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos was the best Philippine president because he made the Philippines world class during his time...He declared Martial Law for the people of the Philippines,so that they would be better people than what the Filipinos are now.....
bthr004

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This topic is very much of ones own opinion,..

However, I will disagree and provide several very constructive arguments that go against my opponents claim.

Ferdiand Marcos was ousted by his own people,.. They did like being under martial law! They booted him out in 1986. That is a pretty strong case for backing the belief that he was not considered the best at all.

Ramon Magsaysay was perhaps one of the most popular and heroic,..

He was best known for successfully defeating the communist led Hukbalahap (Huk) Movement. Idol of the masses, champion of democracy, and freedom fighter.

Carlos Garcia was admired by his people as well!

He was famous for his austerity program and policy. He maintained the strong tradition ties with the United States and sought closer relation with non-communist Asian countries.

Fidel Ramos, a recent president.

As head of the State, his administration centerpiece program is the Philippines 2000, which aimed to uplift the Philippines as a newly industrialized country by the year 2000.

These are a few presidents that were much more popular, and provided much better and balanced leadership than Ferdinand Marcos.
Debate Round No. 1
tepman45

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bthr004

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I extend all of my previous round points,...

Thank you.

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Debate Round No. 2
tepman45

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bthr004

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Evidently my opponent has lost interest or has been away from the computer,.. I will again ask the judges to allow me to extend all of my opening round points,.. and I will close.

Thank you.
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