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Marcos-Enrile Union on the 46th Martial Law Anniversary Diminishes Edsa’s People Power

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Malacanang assures that the law enforcers of the government maintain maximum tolerance during the rallies on the 46th anniversary of Martial Law. Atty. Harry Roque, the Presidential Spokesperson points out that the President respects the people’s right to express themselves. Nonetheless, the mainstream media fails to exaggerate the protests. Real people post through social media various images that show the decline of Edsa People Power. This happens as the brain of both martial law and Edsa mutiny, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile reunites with Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr.



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Martial Law Anniversary

On September 21, 1972, Martial Law was enacted through Proclamation 1081. It was then declared on the 23rd of September. Hence, to mark this 46th anniversary of President Marcos’ declaration of Martial Law, some groups and universities hold protests. This is according to earlier reports.



Resistance on the Alleged Dictatorship

Quoting The Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon’s statement, “hundreds of peasants  with indigenous people, fisherfolks, urban poor and other sectors—people of Central Luzon—continue their three-day protest march from provinces.” Furthermore, they are also set to join to join the United People’s Action against the speculations of Tyranny and Dictatorship under martial law.

Enrile’s Denies Martial Law Brutality

Enrile claims that the country was in better condition when martial law was declared in 1972 than the country’s situation now. He is one of Marcos’ strongest allies and served as defense secretary. He said that there’s nothing to fear under the provisions of the martial law in the 1986 constitution. Even Senator Risa Hontiveros’ stunts on the street in the rain seem crazy for many.



The Communist Party is Not the Organizer

The Communist Party of the Philippines also says that they are not the event’s organizers, but, they do support the opposition. Their statement says; “The CPP denounces the officials of the Philippine National Police for insisting on the announcement that such actions are the doings of the CPP, NPA, and the NDF.  This is apparently to justify plans to clamp down the protests. However, it is obvious through the media interviews of the presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo that the Liberal Party is behind all the movements.




Precautions

In the anticipation of the rallies, Joseph Estrada suspends classes in all levels both in public and private schools. The PNP is set to observe maximum tolerance for the rallies. Meanwhile, in anticipation of road closures because of the activities, the MMDA urges the motorists to take alternate routes.



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