Three years later, Ferdinand was arrested for Nalundasan's murder.A year later, after having graduated from law school, he was found guilty of the crime.Inilabas na ng pamilya Marcos ang last will and testament ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos, kasama sa huling habilin niya ang ilibing sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos began his career in politics with the murder of Julio Nalundasan in 1935, and ended it after the murder of Benigno Aquino Jr. Some believe his entire life was based on fraud, deceit, and theft, and his time as president has come to represent one of the prime examples of a corrupt government.As part of his arrangement with Marcos, Macapagal was supposed to step aside after one term to allow Marcos to run for the presidency.When Macapagal did not do this, Marcos joined the opposition Nationalist Party and became their candidate in the 1965 election against Macapagal and easily won. In 1969 Marcos became the first Philippine president to win a second term.However, not all Filipinos were happy with his presidency, and the month following his reelection included the most violent public demonstrations in the history of the country.
On September 20, 1935, Julio Nalundasan was at home celebrating his congressional election victory over Mariano Marcos when he was shot and killed with a .22-caliber bullet fired by the eighteen-year-old Ferdinand Marcos.
Throughout Marcos's childhood, the Philippines had been a colony (a foreign region under the control of another country) of the United States.
However, the Philippines had been largely self-governing and gained independence in 1946.
Marcos's excuse for declaring martial law was the growing revolutionary movement of the Communist New People's Army, which opposed his government.
During the next nine years of martial law, Marcos tripled the armed forces to some two hundred thousand troops, guaranteeing his grip on government.