DAVAO CITY – A group composed of Martial law victims in the country condemned Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. ‘s bid for the vice presidential seat this coming election saying this will only confirm “Marcoses’ delusion” of returning to power.
In a recent press conference in Manila, Marcos has dismissed the allegations that the Martial Law under his father, former President Ferdinand Marcos has committed human rights violations.
Bonifacio Ilagan, a martial law victim and currently vice chair of the Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (Selda) said in a statement that Sen. Marcos “has been consistent with the stand of his father that Martial Law is the best thing that ever happened to the Philippines, and that no human rights violation was ever committed by his father and his dictatorship.”
“He has been short of telling us that the Marcoses have been God’s gift to the Philippines,” Ilagan said.
He said Marcos’ candidacy is “clarion call not only for the countless victims of martial law, but for all freedom-loving Filipinos to wage the strongest struggle against the resurrection of the Marcos type of rapacious and fascist rule.”
Selda said the Marcoses have never admitted to the desecration of whatever kind of democracy the country has had prior to 1972 when the old Marcos imposed martial law in the Philippines.
Ilagan said Marcos’ vice presidential bid is only to “re-establish Marcoses’ brand of anti-people and fascist rule. That such a political charlatan could have the gall to project himself as pro-democracy and pro-people speaks volumes about his malevolence.”
Marcos on Monday released a statement announcing his candidacy. (davaotoday.com)