SOTTO SLAMS DISINFORMATION ON MARCOS MARTIAL LAW REGIME

LACSON:“Never again to martial law.” 

History is history, said Senate President Tito Sotto as he hit at disinformation attempting to erase from the memory of Filipinos the horrors the country suffered during the two decades of rule of the late dictator president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

“History is history,” said Sotto, who is running for vice president in the May 9 election, at the Meet The Press, his weekly forum with his presidential candidate Senator Panfilo Lacson.

“It has happened, nangyari na. Paano mo makakalimutan? Gusto mo kalimutan?, said Sotto.

A production outfit of Sotto, a movie and television personality, documented on video the massive protest rallies of the EDSA People Power revolution that culminated in the dictator and his family fleeing the country on February 25, 1986.

At the forum, Sotto and Lacson took turns in sharing with journalists their experience during the Marcos Martial Law regime.

During the dictator’s regime, Marcos Sr., his family, and his cronies were said to have stolen around P300 billion from the government.  The Marcos government was also linked to at least 3,240 killings, 34,000 tortures, and violationof human rights of about 70,000 detainees.

Lacson is running for president in a crowded field that includes former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jt. son of the late dictator, who is leading in pre-poll surveys for presidential preference.

A massive amd elaborate propaganda campaign to tone down the terrors of the Marcos Martial Law regime has been unleashed on the public apparently by the camp of Marcos Jr, fueled by the loot of the Marcos kletocracy during the dictator’s martial rule..

Sotto said twisting historical facts could be equated to spreading disinformation.

“Paano mo ire-revise ‘yung history kung nangyari na? What you’re essentially doing is disinformation, hindi revising history. You will never be able to revise history,” he said.

“Paano mo makalimutan yong na-ransack yong treasury ng bansa. Pati yong Central Bank, walang kamalaymalay. Wala na palang laman, wala na pala yong reserves natin. Wala na palang pera, kung saan napunta,” said Lacson at the forum.
“Never again to martial law,” Lacson said .

The massive kleptocracy under the Martial Law Regime is the horror that Senator Panfilo Lacson could not forget.

“Paano mo makalimutan yong na-ransack yong treasury ng bansa. Pati yong Central Bank, walang kamalaymalay. Wala na palang laman, wala na pala yong reserves natin. Wala na palang pera, kung saan napunta,” said Lacson, one of contenders in the race to Malacanang in the May 9 elections.
Paano natin makalimutan yon. Gusto ba nating mag-undergo uli ng ganon? Dahil sa abuse, nagkaloko-loko yong bansa natin,” Lacson said. Roger M. Balanza

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