Was Ferdinand Marcos’ Father a Japanese Collaborator?

Opponents of the Aquino often pointed out that during the Second World War, the older Benigno collaborated with the Japanese occupier. Indeed, he was the Director General of the KALIBAPI (Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas), a fascist movement intending to be the Filipino version of Japan’s Imperial Rule Assistance Association. By the end of the war, and when the Japanese regime fell, Benigno Aquino Sr. Was flown back to the Philippines, to be tried for treason, and he died due to heart attack in 1947. Often times, there were memes floating online mistaking him for the MAKAPILI Benigno Ramos, while loyalist of the Marcos clan often present Ferdinand Marcos as a war hero. As what the online memes presented, the older Benigno betrayed the Philippines to the Japanese, and the future president Ferdinand was in the heat of the action, leading his band of guerillas in an assault against the inv