Former president FVR or Fidel V. Ramos is one of the biggest endorsers of the former Mayor’s presidential candidacy. Now he turns to be his greatest critic. However, he pleads to the president to hear him out because people at his age are near death. He made various demands that are contrary to the administration’s policies.
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[VIDEO]: Courtesy: GMA NEWS, Inulan muli ng batikos ang administrasyong Duterte mula kay dating Pangulong Fidel Ramos. Kabilang sa mga pinuna ni FVR ang kampanya kontra-droga at ang ugali raw ng pangulo na tinawag niyang “tokenism.
Ramos said that the present administration resorts to “tokenism” or only making a symbolic effort. “Tokenism is described by Ramos as pretending to do something but nothing happens. He said that the country’s enemy is tokenism. FVR mentions that he hopes the president listens to older people like him because they are near life’s end.
War on Drugs is Correct
To paralyze the illegal drugs trade is correct by going after big drug lords. The killings of small-time users and pushers are wrong. They must be rehabilitated. It is not known yet if Ramos agrees with the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima who is accused of coddling drug criminals detained at the Bilibid prison during her time as Justice secretary.
South Korean Businessman Killing
Ramos also condemns the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. He is killed by rogue policemen inside the government-controlled Philippine National Police’s headquarters in Camp Crame. He stresses that South Korea is still one of the best partners of the country and yet the authority allows policemen to kill Jee inside their own Camp Crame.
FVR suggests that the President should be transparent on his health status like when he is the president. He orders a spokesman to announce his condition the moment he enters the hospital. Peace talks must also be continued until it reaches a closure. It is now temporarily abandoned. His last demand is a bigger EDSA celebration next year. Perhaps, to coincide with his newly launched Biography?
FVR claims that the usual EDSA celebration might attack anti-government protests. Therefore, the president refrains from holding a big one, he said. Since there’s nothing he can do about it, he insists on pushing to build the EDSA museum to store all materials to support what his group wants people to remember – the alleged tyranny of the Marcos regime that the real initiator, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile disputes.
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[VIDEO]: Former President Fidel V. Ramos says a big celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution’s 31st anniversary might attract anti-government protests.
Senator Enrile Corrects all Wrongs of Edsa
Enrile explains that it was him and the RAM group of Senator Gringo Honasan who wants the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos to step down through peaceful means – that Marcos obliged to for the safety of the Filipino people. FVR only joins later on with his symbolic jump and grabs all glories of EDSA that they painted for the world to believe in connivance with the Aquino’s political faction.
Don’t Want to Move on
Former President Ramos also don’t want people to move on from the wrongly publicized purpose of EDSA. Does this have something to do with the Martial Law abuses committed allegedly by his own Philippine Constabulary that they blamed Marcos for? Perhaps, he does not want people’s hate to go back to him if they are keen enough to know the truth – and not the made up stories that his allies want to put up at the said museum.
Truth Depends on Who People Talk to
Testimonies pour down coming from the people who happen to be part of the so-called People’s Power Revolution in EDSA. Pro-Marcos loyalists say that it is not a revolution but a mutiny by military men unsatisfied with the late GeneralFabian C. Ver’s leadership. The Anti-Marcos uses the church to lure unsuspecting Filipinos whom they install the nationalistic spirit in them when urging them to rebel against the administration. This is after the media propaganda launched to assassinate the character of then president Marcos and now, PDu30. Others purely believe that they were there for a cause – either they are pro or anti-Marcos.
Media practitioners, NPAs, Communist insurgents, activists, and outlaws are the enemies of the Marcos regime. Media was only blocked temporarily when they were used by rebels to spread out propaganda against the government. It is not true that there was no freedom of speech. It was even the late Cory Aquino who made a big fuzz by suing a journalist who wrote that she hides under her bed during one of Gringo Honasan’s coup d’etat. President Digong only temporarily boycotts the media when he was pissed off with them for giving a different meaning to his words. He never resorts to the court for all his detractors calling him names.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Imee Marcos explains that during FVR’s time, the family respected the then president’s decision not to create chaos by giving the late strongman a state funeral and was not even given the chance to be paraded among his many supporters. Now, it’s Duterte’s time and the president said, it’s okay to honor him as deemed appropriate by the family. So, can this be respected as well?
[VIDEO]: The burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) does not make him a hero, his daughter asserted..
Let the New Generation Judge
The Millenials are well informed and all information are accessible to them. Let them judge according to what they know. It is unfair to just side the 10,000 alleged martial law victims when there are more that 34 million people waiting for the proper state burial of the former president Ferdinand Marcos.
Respected the Opinion but they have the Right to be Wrong Too
All criticisms from the anti-Marcos people have been heard. Can they be fair in hearing the other side as well? Their opinions were already celebrated thus taking this long to bury the late president. Let the legal cases continue if there are but the burial must happen at any time soon. Critics can also fact check what they know because they have the right to be wrong too.
All Criticisms Have Been Heard, Now, it’s Marcos’ Time
Accusations, calling him names and condemning him were already done. Now it’s Marcos’ time as supported by his many supporters to be allowed to mourn and see their former president laid to rest as a soldier, statesman, secretary of national defense and medal of valor recipient.
Marcos has the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Imee Marcos was so humble when making a plea to allow the upcoming burial of her late father at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. She said, that it will be a simple ceremony that the late president wished for – to be beside his comrades during the World War 2 battles. Now, can the Marcos supporters allow him to be buried just like that? There will be no major preparations required but it is certain that wherever the remains of the late president passes, there will be many supporters waiting, watching and praying for him and the Philippines. Is this what critics are trying to stop?