FilAms give different stances on remembering martial law under Marcos rule

Former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines 44 years ago.  A victim of human rights violations and a supporter of the current administration that proposes a hero’s burial for Marcos give different positions on how to remember and address this dark period in Philippine history.

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  • Probinsiyano
    25 September 2016 at 12:34 am - Reply

    I do not know if Tito Ago Pedalizo hear himself talking…that there must be a recognition that martial law has happened? Are you one of those guys who was scolded by his Tatay, Nanay, Lolo, Lola, Tita, etc. to lead the anti-Marcos rally but does not really know you’re talking about? Or are you a product of the wanna be U.P. or Ateneo de Manila smartass who wants to talk loud but does not really know what he’s talking about? Let me help you Tito Ago, President Marcos declared Martial Law (Presisential decree 1081)… It was because the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) have declared war against the Philippine government. According to Tiglao (2016), the majority of Filipinos who were arrested or detained during martial law belonged to either MNLF or CPP-NPA. Many young Filipinos from various educational institutions were vulnerable to brainwashing by then Jose Maria Sison, the founder of the CPP-NPA. He told many young Filipinos that masses we’re excited in revolting against the Philippine government. Under Sison’s leadership, China attempted to ship 10,000 M-14 rifles to the CPP-NPA enclave in Isabela but failed. The second shipment failed also, hence MV Karagatan…Tito Ago, are you tracking or are you mature enough to know this..? Tito Ago, if you have to blame Marcos solely, you are as ignorant as the rest of the anti-Marcos does. Tiglao added, Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel Ramos issued the majority of orders during Martial law. Who arrested Jose Maria Sison and Ninoy Aquino, it was Tito Fidel Ramos? The military is no excemp under the direction of Juan Ponce Enrile? Knowing that these two men (Ramos and Enrile) were both mechanics of the so-called martial law, how and why did Filipinos continue voting for them. How and why did Cory Aquino accepted this two men in her cabinet, if martial law was really horrific? These facts are indisputable ….

    25 September 2016 at 12:26 am – Reply
    According to Tiglao (2016), a student activist (human rights violation poster boy and a writer in the student newspaper) was arrested and interrogated during martial law. It turned out that this student was a top CPP-NPA cadre in charged of the ” EXPLOSIVES” movement directly working the CPP-NPA “POLITBURO”…Another student activist at the Ateneo de Manila (also a labor organizer in Marikina) was arrested during martial law and was in prison for two years. But the truth later comes out that this student is a firebrand Communist…Filipinos and FilAms alike, this the predecessor of the Alex Boncayao brigade, evolved in the 80’s as assassination squad. During martial law, top level CPP-NPA leadership were captured and imprisoned. During Cory Aquino’s era, all these prisoners were
    realeased. The Aquino’s have been protecting the CPP-NPA through Hacienda Luisita as refuge (Claudio, 2012)

  • Santiago del Mundo
    25 November 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Although presided by the majority of pro-Aquino and University of the Philippines radically inclined judges, the Philippine Supreme Court uphold the rule of law and voted in favor of President Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. There are so many misinformed,brainwashed and misguided Filipinos or FilAms that keep forcing lies to the world. These are the people that could not or have not done anything good for the Philippines, except trying to be CPP/NPA or MILF/MNLF…