Martial Legislation survivors say: ‘Nagpapahayag kami ngayon ng aming paninindigan na ang pag-upo bilang pangulo ay hindi magpapalaya sa pananagutan sa kasaysayan na dapat aminin ng pamilya Marcos ang pandarambong, at dapat ibalik sa mga kinauukulan ang mga ninakaw’
MANILA, Philippines – Survivors and victims of late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos’ tyrannical rule pledged to protect the nation in opposition to tyranny on Thursday, June 30, the identical day Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. took his oath as the brand new Philippine president.
Martial Legislation victims and survivors held a program on the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon Metropolis. The memorial park was devoted to honor the heroes and survivors who fought the late dictator.
The “Panunumpa para sa Bayan” (oath for the nation), was led by famend playwright Bonifacio Ilagan and former Fee on Human Rights chairperson Etta Rosales. Each Ilagan and Rosales are Martial Legislation survivors.
Attendees moved to the wall of Bantayog ng mga Bayani, the place the names of the victims and survivors of Marcos tyranny have been engraved. pic.twitter.com/z9sNil7OhD
— Jairo Bolledo (@jairojourno) June 30, 2022
Of their vow, the Martial Legislation survivors reiterated that Marcos’ inauguration as president wouldn’t clear his household’s sins in opposition to the Filipino individuals.
“Nagpapahayag kami ngayon ng aming paninindigan na ang pag-upo bilang pangulo ay hindi magpapalaya sa pananagutan sa kasaysayan na dapat aminin ng pamilya Marcos ang pandarambong, at dapat ibalik sa mga kinauukulan ang mga ninakaw,” they stated.
(We’re now declaring our stand that [Marcos’] inauguration as president shouldn’t be freedom from accountability for the household’s plunder and their accountability to historical past to return what that they had stolen.)
The victims additionally harassed that unity is predicated on true justice: “…ang pagkakaisa ay batay sa katarungan na dapat kilanlin ng mauupong pangulo ang pait na idinulot ng batas militar sa mga biktima…Nanunumpa kami na gagawin namin ang lahat upang biguin ang anumang pagtatangka na baluktutin ang kasaysayan.”
(Unity is predicated on justice that includes acknowledgment by the incoming president of the ache of Martial Legislation victims. We promise to do every little thing to foil any try and revise historical past.)
In the middle of his marketing campaign, and even as much as his inaugural speech, Marcos has used the phrase “unity” as his model of politics. The brand new Philippine president has by no means apologized for the human rights abuses dedicated underneath his father’s tyrannical rule.
Martial legislation victims, in the meantime, ended their program by a passing of the torch ceremony. Based on them, it symbolized the passing of hope and accountability from Martial Legislation survivors all the way down to the youthful era.
Symbolic Plaza Miranda
On the opposite facet of the metro, within the nation’s capital Manila, numerous progressive teams staged demonstrations to reject Marcos’ inauguration and his household’s return to Malacañang. Primarily based on a Manila Police District’s report, at the least 19 teams, together with Bayan Muna and Kabataan Partylist, have been current within the Manila demonstration.
On the finish of this system, Kabataan Consultant Raoul Manuel delivered a powerful speech opposing Marcos’ return to Malacañang.
Kabataan Partylist is a part of the progressive Makabayan bloc, which is extremely essential of the Marcoses and Dutertes. pic.twitter.com/wVaLpcAwtR
— Jairo Bolledo (@jairojourno) June 30, 2022
In the course of the darkish years underneath the dictator, the writ of habeas corpus was suspended after the Plaza Miranda bombing in August 1971. At the exact same venue, greater than 50 years later, opposition teams stood their floor and strongly rejected Marcos Jr. as their president.
The teams have been supposed to carry their program at Liwasang Bonifacio – close to the Nationwide Museum, the place Marcos Jr. took his oath. After a dialogue with the police, the teams determined to maneuver to Plaza Miranda to keep away from any pressure with Marcos Jr. supporters.
The protests ended because the teams marched from Plaza Miranda to Recto Avenue and dispersed within the space.
Whereas these occasions have been taking place in Manila and Quezon Metropolis, youth leaders have been arrested by the police alongside Commonwealth Avenue throughout a lightning banner hanging exercise close to the Fee on Human Rights. Nabbed have been Akbayan Partylist second nominee RJ Naguit, Benjamin Alvero and Jane Labongray of Sentro Youth.
At round 3 pm, Akbayan introduced that Naguit, Alvero, and Labongray have been finally launched by the police after a dialogue with the cops. – MR