New book offers young voters lessons on Marcos dictatorship

SAN FRANCISCO – Author Myles Garcia says he is doing what he can to help educate voters in the upcoming Philippine general election, particularly young Filipinos about the atrocities of the Marcos dictatorship and how they relate to vice-presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos.

Garcia says his book “Thirty Years Later…Catching Up with the Marcos-Era Crimes” proves that the alleged crimes still have ramifications today.

“More than half the electorate are young people,” said Garcia. “They’ve been fed all these lies, I’ll call them lies and propaganda and that’s worrying, so hopefully I’m doing my part with my book in convincing people and saying ‘Hey, wake up!’”

Garcia makes his case in short chapters that include bulleted points and facts.

He says he is already getting into online disagreements over the book.

“I’ve exchanged barbed words with them and they keep saying ‘No, these are all lies and you keep recycling the lies of the yellows,’” he said. “No–this is a very well researched and documented book. I have the New York Times, LA Times, the Washington Post, the Inquirer as sources. It’s all documented.”

While Garcia admits that the country has still seen its share of corruption since the 1986 revolution, he still believes the country is moving in the right direction if, he says, the Filipino people can learn from the past.

“It’s not something that can be done overnight,” he said. “But again, here’s a chance. Do you take two steps back if we elect Ferdinand Jr. and whoever comes out as president or do we really move forward with the progressive candidates?”

“Thirty Years Later…Catching Up with the Marcos-Era Crimes” is available now in the US and will be published in the Philippines by the end of March.


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  • Amboy
    16 March 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    How can I order the book, thirty Years Later?

  • Santiago Del Mundo
    17 March 2016 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Garcia, the alleged Marcos crimes you are blob bing about were never proven even here in U.S. soil. Your PCGG team and some lawyers from the San Francisco Bay Area failed and lost during the trial in New York. If you are going to do or done some research, the least you could do is to find a credible-verifiable source, so to say peer-reviewed and non-bias? So you want to cite liberal media outlets like the NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post and Inquirers? The sad part is that you are writing some books because you are probably pissed that the Marcoses are back and leading polls? I’ll give you some credit for writing a book. But would you have the BALLS to write about Ninoy Aquino’s crimes like the CPP-NPA, human rights abuses at Hacienda Luisita, Plaza Miranda bombing engineered by Ninoy, the real Kumander DANTE as Ninoy, etc. Would you be courageous enough to write about President Marcos being the only president who made changes or improvement in the Philippines. You cannot because you are protecting this media outlet or the Aquino’s and all yellow shirt wearing constituents….

  • Jess
    17 March 2016 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Where can i buy the book 30 yrs later and how much is it?

  • Froilan Magaoay
    17 March 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Sabi ko nga ba yong mga nagsusulat ng mga libro daw ay puro mga liberal ang mga yan. Noong araw kasi ang mga yan and kagaya ni Tito Ninoy and nanggugulo sa Filipinas. Biruin mo, humingi pa si Tito Ninoy ng tulong sa China para dadalhan ang mga Hukbalahap or ngayon CPP-NPA ng mga armas. Kaso lumobog ang barko (MV Karagatan) ng punong-puno ng armas. Kung hindi ka sang-ayon sa mga Hukbalahap noong araw ay hahanapin ka at pahuhukayin ka ng sarili mong libingan at babarilin ka…Ang mga taong ito ay maraming armas na naipon galing sa mga Hapon pagtapos ng WWII…Magmula noon, parang akyat bahay din ang estilo nila sa mas mataas or marahas na pamamaraan. Ang Martial Law mga kababayan kong Filipino (lalo na sa mga kabataan ngayon) ang nagpatigil sa mga KALOKOHAN, KARAHASAN, at KAWALANG HIYAAN ng mga Hukbalahap (CPP-NPA) headquartered in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac…