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Getting to Know the Real Ferdinand Marcos Behind Martial Law

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By: Elena Grace Flores
by Filipino Future





The Late President Ferdinand Marcos cannot always be on the right.

The Truth about Ferdinand Marcos

The last 30 years was marred by the black propaganda against the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The aim is to destroy him beyond his death. Detractors use the alleged martial law atrocities. Calling him tyrant and corrupt. The big truth lies beneath his existence once upon a time. The story re-emerges as his son and namesake, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. rises above them all. Learn the truth about him.



Self-Sufficiency for the Country

It turns out that the brilliant president is successful in making the country self-sufficient in the long run. The current president Rodrigo Duterte knows this. That’s why he doesn’t allow unfair treatments by powerful countries. Duterte also uses Marcos’ blueprint for the Build Build Build project. Martial law scare is always at the tipof his tongue. Monetary funds seem available from the World Bank and the ADB with favorable loan deals during the pandemic. The Congress must look into his last will and testament. If only his the younger Marcos is President now, it can already be a priority.


The Beautiful Imelda Marcos by Her Side

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the Folks Art Theatre are some proofs of the beauty combined with brilliance. Mrs. Marcos’ way of making a house into a home. Marcos then spent 43 Billion dollars on his infrastructure projects. But his meager Ilocano budget from the government is only 32 Million Pesos for 20 years. He has more accomplishments that are still in use until today than the late President Cory Aquino who spent more than a trillion pesos. Who is the thief now? So much for martial law.



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Duterte Fights the Same Martial Law Enemies

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By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by Tinig PH




President Duterte had Enough of the CPP-NPA!

Protecting the Country from the NPAs

President Rodrigo Duterte blatantly said recently that the CPP-NPA is not about ideology at all. They just want to destroy the government. Their intention is to replace it with their organization. This is why he decides to stop all peace talks with them. However, the Filipino leader offers a free Coronavirus vaccine to the insurgents if they return to the government’s side. The late President Ferdinand Marcos was right about martial law after all. It did save the country from the terrorists.



Tough but with a Good Heart

Both Duterte and Marcos are firm leaders but with a good heart. The last thing they want to do is to hurt a Filipino. They just cannot please everybody because no one could. If Marcos rescued his number one political enemy from death, Duterte is no different. Him offering vaccines and pardon those surrenderees shows his good intention. However, critics would always twist this around.

Rebels in the Government

The hardest thing that a leader could face is to tame the rebels in his own government. He identifies some law makers who are likely to support the NPAs. This is not about communism anymore. This is purely power grab. A drastic change may happen because the President already learned from Marcos’ experience. Could it be martial law or leadership change?

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The Late Eddie Garcia’s Take on Martial Law: Only Bad People Had Nightmares

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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.





YouTube video by
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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.

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Imee Marcos: Moving On from Martial Law Means Learning from the Past

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The martial law blaming game during the Marcos era is again a spotlight in interviews today for the upcoming 2019 elections. Senator Bam Aquino insists that Senate candidate, Imee Marcos should apologize to the victims of the said military rule of her father instead of moving on. The governor of Ilocos Norte clarifies what she meant about moving on from it. z

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[VIDEO]: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos clarified on her previous remark to “move on” from the martial law issues thrown to her late father, the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Moving on from Martial Law by Imee Marcos

Imee Marcos explains to Senator Aquino Aquino who presses the issue of the martial law apology that moving on does not mean forgetting the past. It is already in history and no one can change that. The best thing is to learn from it and make sure that it won’t happen again.

The Assessment of Millennials

The millennials are the youths who belong to the generation after the technological advancement. They have all the resources to hear both sides unlike before. The Philippines, in particular, was in the control of the mainstream media. It influences the decision-making of the Filipinos during elections. The black media propaganda against the Marcoses is spread out through its networks worldwide.

Many Apologies are Done Repeatedly

When the anchor asks if an apology must be done by Gov. Marcos, she replies that she has said sorry many times. Apologies to the victims and to others who were hurt because of the incident were undertaken on numerous occasions. However, she cannot apologize on any atrocities because the version that they knew when they were younger, was the opposite of the black media propaganda. Many older people are saying that the Marcos era was more prosperous and peaceful than any administrations after that.

Not in the Authority to Accept Responsibility

Gov. Marcos added that she is not in the position to accept the responsibility brought about by her father’s era. She can only move forward to work on how to improve the lives of Filipinos. Nevertheless, her political enemies especially the Aquinos, are again reviving this old wives’ tale.

Social Media to Air the Marcoses’ Side

Marcos admits that their only mistake was staying quiet about the accusations to her deceased father. They just do not have the outlet to retaliate until social media arrives. This gives them the channel to air their side. Better yet, real people who are witnesses of the said dark ages in the Philippine history also came forward through online platforms burying the half-truths propagated by the Aquino stalwarts. This is to the surprise of the yellow faction that went to the verge of befriending Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

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The Supreme Court En Banc Sets Martial Law Extension Petition Argument Next Week

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Solicitor General Jose Calida files his comment on the petition recently. He insists that rebellion still exists. “The issue of whether such rebellion persists must have the verification of the executive department. Then, the approval by the legislative department must follow. These are the two of the three co-equal branches of the government. The Supreme Court en banc sets the oral arguments of the petition against martial law extension on January 22 and 23. z

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[VIDEO]: Kamakailan lamang ay muling ipinalawig ni Pangulong Duterte ang Batas Militar sa Mindanao hanggang Disyembre 2019. Ano-ano na nga ba ang naging epekto nang pagpapatupad nito noong nakaraang taon?

Martial Law Extension Resistance

Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice previously says that martial law extension reflects on the military’s performance and that this is not necessary for Mindanao. The Magnificent 7 lawmakers led by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman earlier files the first petition. On top of that, another group of opposition lawmakers challenges the factual basis of President Rodrigo Du30’s third extension of martial law before the Supreme Court.

The Opposition Group’s Arguments

The lawmakers argue that the government fails to prove that this specific public safety requirement exists.” They said that Du30 requests for its extension with general terms instead of factual arguments. The President allegedly did not submit a more detailed report to support his administration’s statement of continuing rebellion in Mindanao. The members of Congress did not receive such document. They believe that the rebellious incidents do not endanger public safety. This a ground to impose martial law under the Constitution, they added.

The Anti-Martial Law Lawmakers

The Makabayan bloc is composed of House Representatives Carlos Isagani Zarate of Bayan Muna, Emmi De Jesus and Arlene Brosas of Gabriela, Ariel Casilao of Anakpawis, Antonio Tinio and France Castro of ACT Teachers and Sarah Jane Elago of Kabataan party list.

Defending the Country’s Sovereignty through the Supreme Court

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana assures the public that the military “will continue to uphold its mandate of defending the sovereignty of our state. Then, to retain the integrity of the country’s territory and protect the democratic way of life of our people. This with full respect for human rights, international humanitarian law and the primacy of the rule of law, of course.”

The Able Respondents

Named as respondents are President Rodrigo Du30, Congress of the Philippines represented by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, Jr., and Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde.

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Response to Hontiveros’ Insistence that Current Martial Law is Similar to Marcos’

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is known to defend criminals claims that the Du30 administration’s martial law has a record of distorting the rule of law. It allegedly mobilizes the state’s resources and machinery against its opponents. She insists that the situation in Mindanao seems to have similarity with that of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ regime. Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año’s response to Hontiveros during a deliberation says it all: Only lawless individuals in Mindanao are afraid of the military rule. She should study the difference between the two versions as per the constitution itself. z
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[VIDEO]: Sagutan ni Risa Hontiveros at Eduardo Año sa Martial Law extension sa House

Hontiveros’ Frustration

Hontiveros expresses her sentiment that law enforcement agencies should rely on the 1987 Constitution on the fulfillment of their duties, and not on military rule. She is against the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Her reactions to the statements of Secretary Año during the joint session of the Congress are all critical to it unsurprisingly.

The Opposition Fears for the 2019 Elections

Senator Hontiveros expresses fears that the military rule can cause harassments to local and national politicians from the opposition. This pertains especially those who will run in the 2019 midterm elections. The Congress conducts a joint session to tackle the extension of martial law in Mindanao recently as per the request of the President. The continuing rebellion in Mindanao necessitates the need for additional power to law enforcement agencies. This is something that Hontiveros is uncomfortable about.

The House’s Support

House Majority Leader Andaya made a motion to approve the joint resolution for martial law extension in the joint session. The House backs the assessment of police and military officials. It agrees that there’s “a continuing rebellion in Mindanao.” Andaya, representative of Camarines Sur, said that the House believes a “further extension of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus will enable the authorities to finally put an end to the rebellion. It can also keep it from escalating to other parts of the countr. Thus, prevent a catastrophe like in Marawi City.”

Yes Votes

Twelve senators vote in support of the martial law extension. They are Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Senators Gregorio Honasan II. Panfilo Lacson, Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Aquilino Pimentel III, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, Sherwin Gatchalian, and Emmanuel Pacquiao also said yes to it. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who presides the joint session with Senator Tito Sotto supports the martial law extension.

No votes for Martial Law Extension

There are five senators who are against the President’s desire for the military rule extension for the third time in Mindanao. They are Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Franklin Drilon, Francis Escudero, Risa Hontiveros, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto abstained. The Senate and the House of Representatives vote to extend martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole Mindanao until the end of 2019 at 235-28-1. The Senate vote is at 12-5-1 and the House 223-23-0. This takes almost five hours of deliberations.

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Enrile Explains why he Denied Martial Law Brutality to Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile said that when the country is confronted with the same magnitude of rebellion as during the martial law regime, it must be handled intensely. This is to silence or intercept the chaos at once. He retains that the ultimate purpose of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’s military rule declaration was to prevent massive bloodshed. He admits, however, that there were lapses in his memory. This was when he threw a challenge to give him at least one name who was imprisoned because of his or her political beliefs during his interview with Bongbong Marcos. He then insisted that they were released right away as things settled down. At 94 years old, Enrile is running again for Senate seat in 2019.



YouTube video by Elena Grace Flores

[VIDEO]: The Chiefs grilled former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile on why he told Bongbong Marcos that there were no martial law human rights violations.


Hopeful at 94

Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile vies for a Senate seat again. This is in the upcoming midterm elections. The 94-year-old veteran politician confirms that he is set to run as an independent candidate. His lawyer, Joseph Sagandoy filed his certificate of candidacy. He urges The Chiefs to let the people judge him on his performance. If he loses, he will easily accept. But he wins, he will serve the nation.


History Revisionism or the Truth?

“I am not going to wrestle with anybody physically, I am going to wrestle mentally,” Enrile said. Enrile’s Senate bid comes barely a month after he drew flak for his interview with former Senator Bongbong Marcos over what his critics branded as an attempt at historical revisionism of the martial law era. Enrile said that he is running following his own will. Marcos never made an attempt to convince him to re-enter politics.


Memory Lapses

A former defense minister of the late Marcos, Sr., Enrile recently told Marcos, Jr. that no one was arrested under his father’s rule for their political or religious beliefs. Many political figures debated on these and he agrees that he may have said that when having some memory lapses. He also sought to dispel talk that he was no longer fit to run for public office. Enrile said in jest that he may even outlive some of the incumbent Senators.



Platform for His Ideas

Enrile earlier said he would run as an independent candidate but would welcome the endorsement of President Rodrigo Du30. He said winning in next year’s elections would help him have a platform for his ideas. Enrile joins the late President’s daughter, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos in the 2019 senatorial race.


Let the People Decide

It is obvious that The Chiefs are worried about the increasing popularity of Gov. Marcos. The possibility of her brother’s VP electoral protest is another thing. However, Enrile can only advise them to let the people decide.


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President Duterte Refuses to Pass the Presidency to Robredo Despite the Uncertainty of His Health

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte discloses that he might have cancer and added that he does not know where he stands as the results of recent medical tests have not come yet. Duterte said in a speech in Manila that he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy about three weeks ago. His doctor was advised this week to repeat the tests. Both tests aim to diagnose any abnormality in the digestive tract and colon. Despite the uncertainty of his health, he refuses to give hope to Vice President Leni Robredo that she can soon take over his place. He thinks that she is too weak strategy-wise to be a good leader for the Philippines.



YouTube video by TOKHANG TV

[VIDEO]: President Du30 said that VP Leni Robredo is too weak to be the next Philippine leader.


The President’s Health

Duterte has admitted even before that he has Barrett’s Esophagus, a gastroesophageal reflux disease in the stomach. The President has stated that he does not know how he is physically-speaking now. However, he said that in case he has cancer, he will let the public know about it. He does not care if it is stage 4. For sure, he will not prolong his agony both personally and professionally. The president also said that he will not prolong the agony of the top office of the land but to resign is definitely not an option.

Loyalty to the Late President Marcos

This strike against Robredo is not new anymore.  Duterte earlier said he would rather leave the country in the hands of a Marcos than his constitutional successor. He once said, “If I stop now in my crusade against drugs, and if there is no order in this place, and corruption will continue? You’re dead meat. I said you’re better off choosing an alleged dictator in the likes of Marcos. That’s what I suggested.” The late Ferdinand Marcos was accused as a tyrant but many prove the allegations as wrong and were just a black media propaganda against him. His namesake, Ferdinand Marcos is the Protester for the VP post.


Bongbong Marcos as Presidential Successor

Contrary to the media propaganda of Robredo’s camp, Atty. Glenn Chong assures the public that the recent threshold the PET uses for the recount of the VP electoral protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Leni Robredo is 50%. Chong explained that 21,000 votes of Robredo did not pass the Supreme Court standard. As of now, they are set aside first. Therefore, the presumptive Vice President has 21,000 fewer votes currently. This is why in the revision reports, the total number of Robredo’s votes is a lot lower than the total of the election returns printed from the election machine.



Repeating History with Martial Law and Destabilization

According to Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Carlito Galvez Jr., the CPP has organized in at least 10 universities in the Metro for the plot to oust President Duterte. The traces gathered involving the activities of Reyes with the communist group can support this allegation. Galvez is also claiming that the communists intend to drag Duterte into declaring martial law as a political death trap. He compares it to the Plaza Miranda bombing of the 1970s. The authorities contemplate that a more or less similar scenario can happen again as per the nature of the rebels’ history.


VP Electoral Protest Update

Galvez also clarifies that the Liberal Party is not part of the CPP’s “Red October”. However, he adds that the CPP does desire to form a coalition with opposition groups to be able to oust the President. The party might not be officially associated with the communists but many of them especially the yellow-minded can only support the insurgents because of their intention to get rid of Duterte.



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Red October is the Start of Poor Months for the Government Detractors with Poverty Mentality

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr. criticizes President Rodrigo Duterte that he is more worried about the Red October reports than inflation. He alleged that his faction is suffering from the poor Ber months starting this month due to the surging prices of commodities. Activists like him dubbed as the Yellows blame the President for what the perceive as anti-poor policies. They cite the tax reform law as.one of the reasons. They seem to have no clue that the economic situation is a world issue.  Gasoline now costs $100 per barrel. All countries in the world face the same issue due to the dwindling sources of gasoline. Reyes proves that people with poverty mentality can only blame others for their misfortunes.

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[VIDEO]: The Grand Plan of Renato Reyes: Pangulong Duterte, tiwalang ‘di magtatagumpay ang Red October


Corrupting the Youth

The Communist Party of the Philippines is planning a “Red October”. According to Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Carlito Galvez Jr., the CPP has organized in at least 10 universities in the Metro for the plot to oust President Duterte. The traces gathered involving the activities of Reyes with the communist group can support this allegation.

Destabilization Efforts

The CPP has been working on the “Red October” plot since September 21 according to Galvez. They started with an “information drive” comparing Duterte’s administration to the alleged abuses during the Marcos regime. He also adds that this is a part of “Oplan Talsik”. The “Oplan Talsik”, is a series of mass mobilizations  of youth and labor sectors. This will continue until December, in line with the 50th founding anniversary of the CPP.


Triggering Martial Law Declaration

Galvez is also claiming that the communists intend to drag Duterte into declaring martial law as a political death trap. He compares it to the Plaza Miranda bombing of the 1970s. The authorities contemplate that a more or less similar scenario can happen again as per the nature of the rebels’ history.



LP Might be Out but Not the Yellows

Galvez also clarifies that the Liberal Party is not part of the CPP’s “Red October”. However, he adds that the CPP does desire to form a coalition with opposition groups to be able to oust the President. The party might not be officially associated with the communists but many of them especially the yellow-minded can only support the insurgents because of their intention to get rid of Duterte.


Poverty Drivers

Senator Francis Pangilinan, however, as the Liberal Party president points out that there is a difference between a desire to merge with other groups and having an actual coalition with the opposition. The statement of Galvez also contradicts the previous statement made by Brig. Gen Antonio Parlade. Parlade claimed that the opposition groups are in connivance with one another to remove Duterte from his presidency.



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Bias Media Works Overtime to Dispute Enrile’s Clarifications to Bongbong Marcos

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By: Elena Grace Flores

The mainstream media is adamant in intensifying their campaign on ex-PNoy’s opinion. This was after former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and Bongbong Marcos’ martial law video becomes viral. Enrile clarifies many details in an interview with Marcos that contradict the speculations about his father’s rule. He believes that they are only aiming to twist what happened during the late Presiden Ferdinand Marcos’ regime to discredit the son. On the other hand, presumptive Vice President Leni Robredo also expresses her dismay on Enrile’s statements.



Youtube video by ABS-CBN News

[VIDEO]: TV Patrol: Noynoy, may pasaring kay Enrile matapos ang panayam kay Marcos




No Massive Arrests

In Enrile’s interview, he denied 70,00 arrests under Marcos’ rule. Furthermore, he says that anyone who was arrested was only inconvenienced, but later released. He excepts senator Pepe Diokno who didn’t want to be released. However, The LP cites the Amnesty International Mission 1982 report. They sum up 50,000 people being detained without charge or trial on only the first three years of Martial Law. Also in a 1975 mission, the organization finds 6000 people still detained. Out of 107 that they interviewed, 71 says that they have been tortured. The human rights body only based their data on media reports. No one bothered to check the courts as per Enrile’s challenge. Many stories of torture also emerged when the Aquino’s administration provided incentives on martial law abuse claimants.



No Massacres

Enrile also claims that Ninoy Aquino only invented the Jabidah Massacre, and no massacres happened during the Martial Law. However, the LP  claims that Ninoy delivered his privilege speech that exposed the Jabidah massacre after being approached by Jibin Arula who was the lone survivor. This allegedly also what prompted Nur Misuari to kickstart the Moro separatist movement. It cannot be denied, however, that the Aquino patriarch’s connivance with the Malaysians is repeated by his son’s allowing the people of the late Sultan Jamalul Kiram to be massacred in Lahad Datu when they simply want to return to their own land, Sabah.

Land Reform Achievement

During the interview, Enrile also praised Marcos for introducing land reform. However, Constitutionalist Christian Monsod says that Marcos’ agrarian reform was still a loss, with his cronies lording over agriculture. He says that the Rice and Roads program was a good idea but it seemed a form of tokenism to Monsod, with Marcos’ cronies enjoying exemptions. According to many reports, one of the alleged cronies of Marcos is a Cojuangco. This makes the LP’s story a bit unbelievable.



The Oligarchs

Marcos is also quoted in the interview saying, “We were beginning to hear my father speaking out against the group of oligarchs that were controlling many segments of the economy and were not helping or supporting the national programs.” The LP argues that Marcos installed his cronies in media outlets and major businesses and empowered them. If this is so, why the giant media, oil, and telecommunication monopolies among others are controlled by the allies of the opposition?




LP’s Media Disputes Nuclear Energy Source’s Story

Enrile also claims that it was because of Cory Aquino’s anger that the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant was derailed. The LP, however, argues that it was mothballed because of the disaster that happened to Chernobyl in 1986 as well as the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in 2011. Many young Filipinos may not witness the real score of the Marcos regime or the so-called Golden Age. Nevertheless, many of them are already around during the two regimes of the Aquinos. They can judge better.



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