By: Elena Grace Flores
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Former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña’s Truths
Forgiving Ferdinand Marcos
It is interesting to note the two sides of truths about the late President Ferdinand Marcos. Forgiveness comes in two forms. However, it is certain that the ones giving it are the people who need it the most. Like the case of Former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña. Serge is the son of Serging Osmeña, Jr. His father was also a Senator of the Philippines and ran against Ferdinand Marcos in 1969. Serging was injured in the Plaza Miranda bombing during martial law. Serge was also sent to prison.
At his age, Enrile knows that there’s no condition when people forgive. It is a way of freeing one’s self to negativity. He might be a part of the military mutiny against the late Ferdinand Marcos. But he said that he’s only doing that in accordance to the late President’s wishes. This is why until to this date, he remains an ally of the Marcoses, especially of Bongbong Marcos who is set to run for either of the first two positions in the executive office in 2022. He praises former President Marcos for martial law. But if there were people hurt, he is willing to apologize if only he knew them.
Serge’s Side of the Story
Like Enrile, serge also forgives everybody. However, if Ferdinand Marcos is alive today, he wants to get justice from him for martial law sufferings. Not only to him but to all the alleged victims of martial law. He also suggests a house arrest instead of imprisonment for the former First Lady Imelda Marcos if found guilty of any crimes because of old age.