By: Elena Grace Flores
Eddie Garcia, a Filipino actor, shares his experience with Martial Law shortly before he dies. He once said in the interview that he never experienced a nightmare during the Martial Law period. Artists can even get a curfew pass to do some shootings overnight. None of his friends were subject to the highly publicized alleged abuses. It’s because they are good, he said. Only those who are outlaws are punished. It’s that simple, Garcia stresses.
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[VIDEO]: The late Eddie Garcia talks about his Martial Law experience
Misleading Media Headlines, Labels, and Captions
Most mainstream media always calls the former President Ferdinand Marcos as dictator. They highlight alleged martial law atrocities despite the absence of legal records and cases filed. Nevertheless, witnesses like the late Garcia has more impact to the people because of his honest reputation.
Martial Law is Good for Law-abiding Citizens
Garcia also has nothing against martial law. When there’s chaos, he’s open to it, as per his video interview. His piece of advice is to not go against the government because that’s when one will surely has a nightmare. Good people can live well for sure – just like him and his friends.
Testimony of a 90-year-old Respected Actor and Director
Eduardo Verchez Garcia was a Filipino actor, television personality, film director and producer. With over 600 film and television roles and a career spanning seven decades, he is widely regarded as the “greatest Filipino actor of all time”. Garcia was born on May 2, 1929. He was 51 when martial law was lifted.
Who is More Credible for Filipinos
Judging from the failure of the opposition’s Otso Diretso members to get a Senate seat, it is certain that Filipinos now wake up to the truth of martial law. This is the reason why the daughter of the late President, Imee Marcos got more than 16 million votes and ranked 8th in the Senate race. Garcia is very credible indeed.
Presidential Race in 2022
It’s still 3 years more to go before the 2022 Presidential race. Bongbong Marcos is more than ready to face this challenge already after the uncertainties surrounding his VP electoral protest against Leni Robredo. The latter also announces recently that she is open to the candidacy. Although believes that it’s a matter of destiny to become a President.