Actually either marcos, aquino, arroyo, or any other president in place, it will never change that our nation along with other Asian countries have been slaves of the global elite. During Marcos' era was a testing ground for global Martial Law, he was backed up by the U.S. government, member of then pre-Asean SEATO, and it was suspected that the Marcos' power and gold was exploited by the CIA, the bankers, and the U.S. millitary. But they played him like a puppet and left alone when EDSA broke out, switching sides because they know once Marcos was ousted, he will be no use to them financially. Baon na talaga sa utang ang Pinas since after pre-war. Ang dami na ng pina-utang ng IMF, at Federal Reserve sa atin even before Marcos' time, and these so-called loans tripled during the Marcos term. These loans are mga utang natin na alam nilang imposible tayong makapag-bayad dahil sa laki ng interest at other hidden derivatives. And I fear that history may repeat it self na akala natin umuunlad tayo dahil may financial aid at foreign investment, pero in truth bumabaksak na U.S. Take a look around and see what's happening to today's foreign influence with PNoy.
Just my two cents.