“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
"To foretell the destiny of a nation, it is necessary to open the book that tells of her past."
-- José Rizal, quote inscribed in Fort Santiago
Ferdinand Marcos : "He might have started as a hero
but ended up as a crook.”
Singapore's Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan YewBong BongMarcos and Manang Imee- Remember the 30, 000 Victims of Martial Law! Rape; sexual assault; beatings; electrocution; enforced disappearances; being buried alive; shot in cold blood; hog-tied; water torture; solitary confinement; sleep deprivation.
The stories are as varied as the forms of torture, but these sordid tales all scream in pain; the cries reverberate beyond the confines of the prison cells and locked-up chambers of 44 years ago.
To this day, the thousands of victims of the military rule imposed on our country on 21 September 1972 still carry the marks of the torture they suffered in the hands of the military – rape; sexual assault; beatings; electrocution; enforced disappearances; being buried alive; shot in cold blood; hog-tied; water torture; solitary confinement; sleep deprivation.
The list goes on and on – and so does the memory of pain,sealed in the victims’ weary voices, their bruised hands, blank stares, burnt legs and the wounds that they carry. And to those who have disappeared, their loved ones’ empty nights of waiting desperately.
From New Internationalist
30, 000 VictimsMORE than 30,000 people fell victims to warrantless arrests, enforced disappearances, unexplained deaths and other excesses by the military during the almost 20-year imposition of martial law under the administration of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, whom two lawmakers wanted to be tagged as an “enemy of democracy.”
Records of these violations have been made public after the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday turned over all documents pertaining to military operations during that dark period in Philippine history to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
Former CHR Chairman Loretta Rosales disclosed that she herself was among the victims of human-rights abuses.
“Our recorded victims were 10,000 but they were only few, they were the ones who filed a class suit. But beyond the class suit, many were nameless. Let’s say that those who were jailed reached over 30,000,” she said. From The Manila Times
The Marcos' Martial Law Legacy
"On a more personal level, I remember people saying how thankful they were for the relative peace and order that followed martial law." Bongbong Marcos Junior
The student who dared to question Imee Marcos.The photo shows Archimedes Trajano, a student of Mapua Institute of Technology who unfortunately met his end in the hands of Imee Marcos’ henchmen.
During an open forum at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, the then-21-year-old questioned Imee on her capability to lead the youth and told her that she only became the head of the Kabataang Barangay because she was the president’s daughter. He also questioned her on the human rights abuses being committed by her father.
On September 2, 1977, his crumpled body was strewn on the streets of Manila. The official explanation was that he had died in a frat rumble inside his dormitory. Witnesses however, said that Imee’s security dragged him away from the open forum. Trajano’s family successfully sued Marcos for civil damages in a Hawaii court; however, the local Supreme Court overturned it in 2006 due to a technicality committed by a lower court in trying to implement the prior verdict. From:filipiknow
"Over the next decade, Marcos’s cronies and immediate family would tiptoe back into the country, one by one – always to the public’s revulsion and disgust, though they showed that there was nothing that hidden money and thick hides could not withstand." From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”
"Imelda had a penchant for luxury and opulence. When they visited Singapore…they came in style in two DC8’s, his and hers."
From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book
“From Third World to First”"The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial."
From Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”
Noong panahon ni Marcos at Marcosa, marami nagsasabi "malapit na matalsik ang mga ganid!".Pudpud na mga daliri sa kaka sabi nila ng "itong taon na to!" Sa bandang huli, naghari din ang Hustiya ng Diyos! "It's all over ,Marcoses flee".God's timing is perfect!
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