Evelio Javier’s Impossible Dream

Evelio Javier, Filipino statesman (Photo Credit: WVMags)

In order to understand what Evelio Javier did for the Philippines, one must consider what Ferdinand Marcos did to the islands.

When Marcos first ran for president, he could have run solely on his distinguished record in Congress. However, he decided to gild the lily by citing his service in World War II and the 27 medals that made him “the most decorated war hero of the Philippines.”