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Ferdinand Marcos’s Daughter Tells Filipinos to ‘Move On’ Beyond Father’s Misdeeds

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Ferdinand Marcos’s Daughter Tells Filipinos to ‘Move On’ Beyond Father’s Misdeeds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/world/asia/imee-marcos-ferdinand-marcos-philippines.html

MANILA — The eldest daughter of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has advised Filipinos to “move on” and forget about the past, drawing angry rebukes Wednesday in a country that suffered under two decades of her father’s brutal regime.

Imee Marcos, 62, and the rest of the Marcos family have been enjoying a revival of sorts under the presidency of President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-professed fan of Ferdinand Marcos and his strongman ways.

On Tuesday, the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Benigno S. Aquino Jr., whose killing fueled the protests that toppled Marcos, his daughter used an appearance with Mr. Duterte to tell Filipinos to move beyond her father’s misdeeds.

“The millennials have moved on and I think people at my age should also move on as well,” Ms. Marcos said, as quoted by local newspapers.

“I am not an apologist for my dad, and I think his work and his projects will speak for themselves,” she said.

Thousands of people were killed and tortured during the Marcos era, and the Marcos family was accused of stealing roughly $10 billion in government treasure to enrich itself.

Mr. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii in 1989, but his wife, Imelda, and children were subsequently allowed to return home, where they have since regained some measure of political clout.

Imee Marcos is the governor of the family stronghold in northern Ilocos Norte Province, while Imelda is currently serving as the regional representative. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son, was a former senator who lost his 2016 bid to become vice president.

Mr. Aquino’s death in 1983 triggered public anger that eventually snowballed into the “people power” uprising that toppled the dictator three years later.

Shortly after, Mr. Aquino’s widow, Corazon, became the president and guided the country out of deep divisions as it adjusted to democracy. Their son, Benigno S. Aquino III, would later become the president and was succeeded by Mr. Duterte.

Mr. Duterte has done little to hide his contempt for the Aquinos, and shortly after he took office worked to transfer Ferdinand Marcos’s remains from a family tomb to Manila’s heroes’ cemetery, igniting protests.

Imee Marcos’s call to move on from the brutal Marcos years drew a sharp rebuke Wednesday from a leading opposition senator, Francis Pangilinan.

“How can those who were unjustly detained, tortured and murdered move on when there is not remorse, not any act of atonement, not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part?” he said.

For Filipinos to properly move on, Mr. Pangilinan said the Marcos family should own up to its past sins and return “what they plundered” back to the national treasury.

A fellow senator, Paolo Benigno Aquino, a nephew of the slain Aquino, said it remains difficult for many Filipinos to “move on” from a painful chapter of the country’s history.

“It is so easy to say that we should all move on, but for those who suffered during martial law, it would not be so easy,” he said. “It is difficult to get over something without any closure, more so if it is being made to appear that the offender has not sinned.”

Mr. Duterte has recently been voicing his support for Ferdinand Marcos Jr., saying he could resign to make way for Mr. Marcos to take over the presidency if the dictator’s son wins a legal fight claiming he was cheated out of the vice presidency.

The president and vice president are elected separately in the Philippines





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  • mightymaroon108mightymaroon108 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    aynaku aling imee na panay ang gluta at retoke para magmukhang millenial...MAG SORRY MUNA KAYO sa lahat ng pambabalahura nyo saka ka manghingi ng lecheng move on move on na yan!!!! 
  • netopiannetopian PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Hero ng mga Dilaw.

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  • 1delaX1delaX PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited August 2018 #4
    Im not pro marcoses but imee is right. the father is long gone as in dead. you guys should move on

    and i think they (bong2, imee) dont care that much that people have not moved on kasi anak lang sila ni macoy. and i dont think they were corrupt nor they were involved in illegal, criminal activities at the time.  so wala silang guilt. parang sinasabi nila: guys move on na kayo kung ano man ang paniniwala ninyo na ginawa ng tatay namin wala kaming control doon. 

    interestingly, they are in politics just because yan ang kinamulatan at kinagisnan nila. so they have no choice but to be in politics (except irene) and to be the target and the receiving end of the criticism towards thier father. sa tinagal tagal ng panahon nasanay at namanhid na rin sila sa pambabatikos sa. pamilya nila. so all she could do is to say:  guys save your energy my father is long gone. dead. move on na kayo
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  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Misdeeds? Misdeeds? She calls her father's crime misdeeds?The sins of the father will be visited on the children! Mark that!
    She's just like asking the Jews to forget about the Holocaust!
    Nobody should forget the atrocities of the Marcos regime. Nobody would want history to repeat itself.
    Had they not escaped to America, their carcasses would have been dragged all over Luzon from Malakanyang to Ilokos!
    Imee should have kept her mouth shut! Now, the backlash will just go on and on! She just opened the wound and makes it fresh again to the mind of the Filipinos!
    She couldn't be that naive and clueless or delusional!
  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Imee Marcos' presence 'degraded' Cry of Pugad Lawin anniversary, group says


    MANILA - The presence of Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos "degraded" the celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the Cry of Pugad Lawin in Quezon City, a group of artists and media practitioners said Thursday.

    Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI), in a statement, questioned Marcos' role as the event's guest speaker.

    "What is Imee Marcos doing in an event that celebrates the people's heroism? She is not only the daughter of the dictator. She herself has blood in her hands," the group said, citing the case of Archimedes Trajano, who questioned Imee's capacity to lead the Kabataang Barangay at a public forum in August 1977.

    After a month, Trajano's bloodied body was discovered on a street in Manila.

    "Her presence in Pugad Lawin is a desecration of the sacred grounds where Andres Bonifacio once stood with the revolutionaries to proclaim their independence. Once more, it diminishes our collective efforts to fight for justice and emancipation from greed and avarice," the group added.

    LODI said Marcos' increased publicity is due to the fact that she is a prospective administration bet for senator.

    "She wants to run for a Senate seat, thus her current public visibility. We cannot, should not allow that to happen," it said. "We at LODI urge Filipinos to remain vigilant and oppose any attempts by the family of the thieving dictator to rule the nation once more."

    Marcos on Tuesday drew criticism after she said Filipinos who continue to rail against her family should move on from the Martial Law era of her father, late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

    "The millennials have moved on to other problems. I certainly hope that politicians, even those who are older or at my age (will) move on to learn the lessons of political unity, reconciliation, and ultimately, forgiveness," she said
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  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Youth group to Imee Marcos: We still know what you did last…


    The millennials still know what you did back then, Manang.

    A youth leader in the House of Representatives on Thursday hurled back at Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos for claiming that the younger generation of Filipinos have “moved on” from her father’s two decades of tyrannical rule, a dark period in Philippine history marked by massive human rights violations and corruption.

    In a scathing reply, Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago reminded Marcos that thousands of Filipino youth joined the indignation rallies in protest of the clandestine burial of her father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, at Libingan ng mga Bayani in November 2016.

    She said the governor’s remarks were just part of the Marcos family’s efforts to “revise history to cover up their huge crimes against the people and to make way for their (return to) Malacañang.”

    “Imee Marcos blabbers plain lies. Thieves and liars really go together, right?” Elago said in a statement.

    “The millennials, the youth in general, have not moved on and we will never move on from the Marcoses’ crimes against the Filipino people,” she added. “Not until justice has been served to the thousands of Filipinos who were killed, abducted and tortured under their reign, we will not move on.”

    As the country marked the 35th year of the assassination of her father’s fiercest political rival – former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on August 21 – the governor told the media in Cebu City: “The millennials have moved on, and I think people at my age should also move on as well.”

    She also claimed the criticisms against her family were just an off-shoot of a long-standing feud between the Marcoses and the Aquinos.

    Martial law survivors and netizens quickly threw brickbats at Marcos, who had signified her plan to run in the 2019 senatorial elections.

    Her claim stirred up a hornet’s nest as Elago called on Filipino students and the youth sector to join a walkout protest on September 6 to also condemn President Rodrigo Duterte’s political alliance with the Marcoses.

    “We call on every youth and student to join us in actively exposing and opposing the Marcoses’ attempts to revise history and deodorize martial law,” said the Kabataan party-list lawmaker.



  • foxhound_23foxhound_23 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    panalo na nga sana yung anak dinaya lang like a thief in the night lol

    most of the people now are longing for change kaya nga napunta na sa basurahan ang mga 3bak at sinusumpa na ang mga aquino, nanalo na si du30 at dinaya si BBM

    mga 3bak na lang sa labas at dito sa loob ng pex ang nag pupumilit maging relevant... tingnan nyo kahit anong gawin nilang paawa effect at mga gimmick puro mura pa rin inaabot nila sa mga tao
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited August 2018 #11
    chorus ....

    ...
    let it go, let it go
    can't hold it back anymore
    let it go, let it go
    turn away and slam the door
    i don't care what they're going to say
    let the storm rage on
    the COA never bothered me anyway
    let it go, let it go
    cant hold ME back anymore
    let it go, let it go
    turn away and slam the door
    let it go (go, go, go go, go go, go go, go, go, go go)
    let it go
    let it go
    let it go
     ........................................................................................................................................................................................... YOU IDIOTS


    Image result for imee marcos let it go

    ANG MAGNANAKAW NOON,
    MAGNANAKAW PA RIN NGAYON.
  • buddywbuddyw PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    ‘Imee Marcos’ deletes “Sino ang VP mo?” poll when Leni Robredo scores high



    • Imee Marcos supporter tweeted a poll and asked Netizens who their Vice President is.
    • The supporter immediately deleted his/her poll after it backfired and Robredo won.

    A supporter of the Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos created a Twitter poll, asking the Netizens who their Vice President was. The choices were Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.

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  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    buddyw said:

    ‘Imee Marcos’ deletes “Sino ang VP mo?” poll when Leni Robredo scores high



    • Imee Marcos supporter tweeted a poll and asked Netizens who their Vice President is.
    • The supporter immediately deleted his/her poll after it backfired and Robredo won.

    A supporter of the Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos created a Twitter poll, asking the Netizens who their Vice President was. The choices were Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.



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    That's how the Marcoses react when things are not going their way - DELETE!
    Same way her parents deleted all opponents and Aquino!
    Now, it is time for the Filipino people to delete this family from the political scene!
    Delete Imelda!
    Delete Bongbong!
    Delete Imee!
  • hsusonhsuson Member PEx Guru 🎖️🎖️
    Isoli yung ninakaw.

    Bow....
  • 1delaX1delaX PEx Rookie ⭐
    how really stupid these guys are mouthing off over a dead man 

    hukayin niyo lmao
  • knorrknorr PExer
    edited August 2018 #16
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    edited August 2018 #17
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  • mightymaroon108mightymaroon108 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    move on move on....e bakit di mo sabihan ang bongoloid mong kapatid na mag move on na sa pagkatalo nya as vice president? 
  • alter_nikalter_nik PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Our politics is not about Marcoses, its not about Aquino's BRANED as Dilawan and it's not Duterte and his FAMILY incorporated, It is about as FILIPINOS MASSES who suffered a lot because of this POLITICIANS who BENIFITED of the DIVISIONS of this COUNTRY, those POLITICIANS are NOT affected of the CRISIS they CREATED, they have more in LIFE, we are the one who SUFFERED the most. 😥 We should not FIGHT each other Lets bring the FIGHT to THEM.
  • parvus1202parvus1202 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hindi nyo pala malimutan si Macoy eh di magpalibing kayong lahat duon sa puntod niya para sam sama na kayo. 
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