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Another Martial Law Anniversary

21 Sep

36 years ago, Marcos signed Presidential Proclamation 1081, placing the entire country under Martial Law.

My parents weren’t even dreamed of conceiving me when this took place.  Frankly, even now I don’t know much about it.

What I do remember is that most of the people around me refer to it as the “good old days”, sighing with nostalgia.

Now, being based out of the country, my basis for national awareness in the local events would be the websites of the newspapers that are based there.

I don’t see it in Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, Abs-cbnnews.com, GmaNews.tv

Maybe I’m not browsing right. Or, it’s forgotten, drowned in the current troubles of the country.

So my parting thought, if we refuse to learn from history, it will keep repeating itself.

That’s why I’m going to read up on this today.

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Death of a General

5 Dec

Moving from http://lodrose.tripod.com/opinyon.htm – this post is in reference to the death of General Fabian Ver

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Hmmm…Ver’s death, arrival and interment. Without full military honors. All that chu-chu regarding his involvement in the Ninoy-Galman double murder case..that he’s one of those guilty and should be brought to justice for it. I think it’s all crap. This Cory person (who, to my regret, was once my president) was in power for 6 years. She had all the power to find justice for her husband’s death, but did nothing except pestering the Marcoses and their cronies.

Ver died an honorable man. He could’ve been better off if he was allowed to go back years before so he could air his side about these accusations. Then maybe he could’ve given us clues on who is really responsible for Ninoy’s death.

But the General is now dead.

And probably the means of finding out Ninoy’s killers too.

Before I continue, let me first say that I am not a Marcos loyalist, nor a Cory supporter (well, obvious naman sa mga tirada ko sa kanya noh). Ako po’y isang habag na kabataan lang. Hindi ko nakalakhan ang martial law. Pero at my age I believe alam ko na rin ang tama at mali.

Poor Marcoses…they would forever be blamed for everything that’s happening to the country now. Kahit nasa kapangyarihan na sila for 12 or so years…ganon ba talaga katindi ang impact ng Marcos Martial Law? So balewala pala yung pagkaka-President ninyo.

E ano na ang mangyayari sa kanila ngayon? Ewan, ang kulit nila eh.

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