Bongbong Marcos defends Martial Law

On the anniversary of Martial Law, Bongbong Marcos defends his father’s rule:

MANILA, Philippines – Martial law implemented during the rule of then-President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. benefited the country, his son said on Tuesday.

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos said “objective indicators” such as the poverty rate, the Philippines’ international status, and the government’s financial situation while his father was in power show that the country was in better days then.

He added that the government leaders should learn from his father.

He said one of the lessons taught by Martial Law is that “if political will is properly exercised, nothing is impossible.”

The late strongman issued Proclamation 1081 that placed the country under martial law on September 21, 1972.

According to this book, some 2,500 families in the mid-1970s supported themselves through scavenging. Same book also mentioned that Filipino authorities at the time were “quite hostile” against scavengers.

Cocoy Dayao

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  • UP nn grad

    One of the great things that has changed between Marcos years and Pilipinas of Cory, FVR, Erap, GMA and Noynoy Aquino. Desaparecidos-phenomenon stopped when Ferdinand Marcos got on that helicopter. Pilipinas human rights is now the envy of the world, heh heh heh with media folks now a lot safer, farmer-rights and human rights activists do not disappear anymore.

    Pilipinas now has a President and a Cabinet Secretary – Department of Justice assiduously working hard to find Jonas Burgos, Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan.

  • cmran

    Martial Law was good? Really? No wonder the Philippines became third-world; no wonder graft & corruption became prevalent (even to this day); no wonder we became the “sick man of Asia”!!? Martial Law was the darkest part of our country’s history! It was the tool Marcos’ used to plunder our beloved country!! We have never recovered from it, in fact, until now, we are experiencing it’s long term devastating effect! We were better off without Marcos!!! He plunged this country into oblivion!! We are still struggling because of that!!! That’s a fact even Bongbong cannot deny!