Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, the brain of Martial Law reminds the youth during the occasion of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ 101st birthday that the country owes him its democracy. Had he not declared military rule as per Enrile’s recommendation as the defense secretary at that time, the Communist Party’s founder Maria Sison could have been the current ruler like in Cuba and North Korea.
Youtube video by Bongbong Marcos
[VIDEO]: It’s heartwarming to see our supporters come together year after year to help celebrate my father’s birthday.
On the 101st birth anniversary of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, the whole family was present. Bongbong Marcos shared pictures of the gathering on his Instagram. Also, on his vlog, he showcased the achievements of his father.
Bongbong Marcos’ Speech
Quoting Marcos, “101 years ago, one of this country’s greatest leaders was born. Today we celebrate his life as well as his enduring legacy. He aspired greatness for this country and it was born out of a strong belief that Filipinos are capable of achieving it,”. Among the family and the Marcos loyalists present, was Irene, the former First Lady Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, and the grandchildren.
Pursuit of Greatness
Marcos Further says, “As citizens of this great nation, we should not waver in our pursuit of greatness. In doing so, we honor his memory. Happy Birthday, Dad!” The Marcoses always believe in the capabilities and talents of Filipinos.
Black Media Propaganda Version
Not only Marcos loyalists were present on Ferdinand’s 101st birthday. In a stark contrast, Dozens of anti-Marcos folks bore scathing placards against him outside of the cemetery. Despite their limited number, their efforts are magnified through the mainstream media that has misled the public for many years. They capitalize on the abuses under the martial law regime and blamed the alleged atrocities on the deceased leader to discredit the son.
Marcos’ Legacy Lives on Despite Martial Law Critics’ Efforts
Quoting retired Justice Manuel ‘Lolong’ M. Lazaro, “Succeeding administrations have inordinately used laws and the media to destroy or consign Marcos to oblivion, notwithstanding his solid unprecedented achievements for the good of the nation and its people,”. We should all keep in the record not only the wrongs but also the achievements and contributions of Marcos. We must not distort history by obliterating these achievements that should be attributed to him.