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Why do these Activists against Martial Law at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Blame Marcos for their Insurgencies


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
The martial law testimonies just depend on who’s talking and who has the greater number. The Bantayog ng mga  Bayani gives honor to the 19 figures called “the real heroes” who fought against the martial law during the late Ferdinand E. Marcos’ regime. Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, on the other hand, attested that it was necessary for Marcos to declare it because the country was in chaos. In fact, he is certain that Marcos is rightful in all aspects of it because he himself studied its details and the former president just complied with his recommendations.

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[VIDEO]: 19 heroes honored at Bantayog ng mga Bayani.

19 Awardees

There were 19 patriots added to the wall of remembrance at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani. They are honored by the Bantayog nga mga Bayani Foundation. Liberal supporters refer to them as the “real heroes” for their alleged valiant fight against the late President Ferdinand Marcos’s administration in their respective fields. Many are politicians, journalists, and student activists.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s Participation

Vice President Leni Robredo joins former senator Wigberto Tanada in the flower offering for their acclaimed ‘heroes’ at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani’s wall of remembrance. Knowing that she is the highest elected officer of the Liberal Party, it can be speculated that she might be a great force in initiating it.

Abuses during Martial Law really Happened but why Blame Marcos?

Marcos’s intention in declaring martial law is to save the majority of Filipinos from insurgencies. No one can be trusted at that point as per Enrile. It was never the intention to put the activists’ sufferings from the hands of abusive law enforcers at that time into oblivion.  It is just ironic that instead of questioning their direct head which is ex-President Fidel Ramos when he was the Philippine Constabulary Chief, the target Marcos directly even if he’s already dead. It is just obvious that the move is an effort to discredit the younger Marcos – to destroy his chances of becoming president in the near future.

Marcos’ Burial Used Over and Over Again

The fact must not be forgotten by the millennials that two terms of the Aquino administration provided free lawyers to the alleged human rights victims but no substantial number of cases resulted from that. It is easy to conclude that isolated cases are being escalated to make a bigger impact on the alleged martial law abuses. Another thing, the Marcos burial follows all the laws and it cannot be disputed by such different opinions only.