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Infrastructure development is one of the achievements of Marcos Administration, infrastructures that were unprecedented in the history of our country. These are Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theatre, Philippine International Convention Center, Makiling Center for the Arts (National Arts Center), Malacañang ti Amianan in Laoag, Nayong Pilipino, Museum for Native Art in Tacloban, and Palace in the Sky. These projects provided venue for the Filipinos to highlight cultural heritage, propagate arts and culture, and generate tourism.
Also, during Marcos time, great concern on public health was exhibited. Specialty hospitals like the Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center, Kidney Institute, and Philippine Children Hospital. These hospitals opened access to the nation’s best doctors. Unfortunately, it is more than three decades now after his term but there is no specialty hospital has been built.
More road networks and bridges were constructed during his time. Our first modern Toll-way, the Manila North Diversion Road, precursor of the North Luzon Expressway (Nlex), the Marcos Highway to Baguio increased the City’s income, and the San Juanico Bridge that links the islands of Samar and Leyte were constructed through his spectacular civil-works program.
These infrastructure are just diminutive compared to the holistic scheme -–increasing GNP, literacy and life expectancy, he designed to attain development fully.
Although Marcos was branded as dictator, corrupt, human rights violator by fictional tales passed on from generation to generation and his achievements were expunged subtly by the manipulation of mass media and vindictiveness of the administration that succeeded him, the impacts of his interventions remained and are undeniably germane part of our country’s system.