Filipinos go on book-buying spree to “preserve history” of Marcos household atrocities

Some Filipinos are in a rush to buy books documenting the divisive and savage 21 yr reign of the previous dictator Ferdinand Marcos as his son, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jnr, assumes office as the latest president of the Philippines after a landslide election victory in May.
They say they fear that the new Filipino president may attempt to whitewash the history of his father’s and families’ previous they usually need to preserve the ‘truth’.
For his part, the brand new Philippine president has by no means publicly acknowledged or apologised on behalf of his household for the human rights abuses, corruption, and monetary theft that’s claimed to have taken place under his father’s tenure, most of it as a military-supported dictatorship, between 1965 to 1986.
Books, overlaying the tales of the Marcos household and their tenure working the Philippines, have almost doubled in value and have become more and more well-liked as Filipinos, lots of who now reside outside of the SE Asian country, want to make positive that the voices, speaking about the Marcos years, are kept safe.
Their reaction follows comments made on the record by the new president. Back in 2020, when he was getting his presidential marketing campaign collectively, Marcos Jnr made it clear that he wished to revisit historic textbooks that documented his parent’s excesses and the regime they led. He accused these in energy since his father’s demise of “teaching kids lies.”
“We have been calling for that for years.”
But human rights teams claim that through the 21 years of the Marcos regime, tens of 1000’s of individuals have been imprisoned, tortured, or killed for criticising or protesting the government.
Both Ferdinand Marcos (who died in exile in 1989), and his spouse Imelda, now ninety three, were discovered guilty, in absentia, of widespread corruption. Amongst essentially the most dramatic claims, the Marcos household have been accused of stealing an estimated US$10 billion of public cash from Filipinos.
Read extra about the excesses of the former ‘First Lady’ of the Philippines HERE.
The household, and Marcos Jnr. denies utilizing any tax-payer funds for their private use, though their claims have been challenged and examined in multiple court docket instances as the evidence suggests otherwise.
There are no less than 10 titles covering the years of martial legislation and the criminal past of the Marcos household. Many of them are actually bought out and awaiting new printings, particularly at universities across the Philippines.
Some of the titles include… “Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism” by Ricardo Manapat, “The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos” by Primitivo Mijares, “Canal de la Reina” by Liwayway Arceo Bautista.
Filipinos, who lived through the Marcos years, are also making certain that their stories are recorded for prosperity by doing new blogs and vlogs that chronicle the violence and personal tales concerning the Marcos-led army.
New media are also being targeted by the model new presidency. Just one day before Marcos Jnr. took office as the brand new Filipino president, Nobel laureate Maria Ressa says her information organisation, Rappler, was ordered to shut down.
Unusual claimed that Rappler had been repeatedly focused since 2016 by politically-led legal motion and vexatious libel and tax evasion lawsuits.
“This is intimidation. These are political tactics. We refuse to succumb to them.”
As of at present, the Rappler information web site continues to be obtainable..

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