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Pacífico Marcos

Physician

Pacífico Edralín Marcos was a physician and the younger brother of former President of the Philippines Ferdinand E. Marcos. Dr. Marcos was born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte to Mariano Marcos and Josefa Quetulio Edralin. Marcos, a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a member of the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity, was a President of the Philippine Medical Association. In 1971 he was appointed the first chair of the nine-member Philippine Medical Care Commission. This commission was tasked to provide medical insurance to poor Filipinos. The commission's program ran for almost a quarter of a century. He was chair for 12 years. In the 1970s, Marcos headed a defense fund which supported two Filipina nurses accused of killing 10 patients in the Ann Arbor Hospital Murders. He called their conviction a "miscarriage of justice". He owned, controlled, or had interests in 50 corporations, including a large car dealership, a sugar mill called Consolidate Sugar Corporation, a real estate firm called Citizens Development Inc, and Philippine Seed Inc. Marcos did not involve himself in politics, and distanced himself from his brother's regime when it grew unpopular during the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Known as
Pacifico Marcos
Profession
Physician, Politician

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