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#RealTalk Isyu pa ba sa darating na #Eleksyon2022 ang Martial Law o diktaturya ni dating Pangulong Marcos?

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According to Presidential aspirant Isko Moreno, people need to learn to “move forward” and “forgive but not forget” when it comes to Martial Law which he described as “away ng pamilya”.

“Nakita ko kasi nagiging paulit-ulit iyong issue ng away ng pulitika ng mga pamilya tuwing may halalalan… Para bang we are being dragged backwards by this situation again and again… We have to move forward. The real enemy is COVID-19, plus dadagdagan mo pa ng pulitika at away pamilya” Isko Moreno said.

He added “We don’t forget what happened in the past. We will always remember their mistakes and successes. Their successes, we will duplicate and innovate. Papanagutin natin sila sa mata ng batas, hindi sa kapritso lamang ng pangulo Let’s heal. Ang dami nang umabuso sa bansa natin. Mas mabigat pa ang ginawa sa atin, pinatay ang mga lolo at lola natin ng mga Hapon pero nakuha natin silang patawarin. Nag-move on tayo, but we will not forget so we will not make the same mistakes later on.” 

In this new edition of #RealTalk, we ask our editors (Jan, Paul and Emil) and guest respondents (Imee, a PH candidate and Kevin, a securities specialist) to weigh in on the question “Isyu pa ba sa darating na #Eleksyon2022 ang Martial Law o diktaturya ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Sr.?”

Below are their responses:


Do you know why many corrupt politicians keep on running for public office? Dahil alam nilang gaya ng Pamilya Marcos malulusutan nila lahat ng kalokohang pinag-gagawa sa gobyerno.

Do you know why many politicians have the audacity to lie to voters? Dahil alam nilang gaya ng pamilya Marcos kaya nilang bilugin ang ulo ng mga Pilipino sa kanilang mga kasinungalingan.

Do you know why many incompetent politicians have no shame in asking for the voter’s support? Dahil alam nila na gaya ng pamilya Marcos na hindi mo titingnan kung nakapagtapos man lang ba sila ng pag-aaral o may nagawang mabuti (o masama) ba sila sa kanilang panunungkulan.

We have to talk about the Marcos years that caused the nation so much grief and misery. Kung basta na lang natin sila patatawarin na walang pag-amin sa katotohanan, o makikipagkasundo na lang tayo na hindi naibigay ang hustisyang hinihingi ng bayan, ang lahat ng ‘yan ay imbitasyon, hindi lamang sa Pamilya Marcos kundi sa lahat na nagnanais pa na humawak ng kapangyarihan, para abusuhin at dambungin ang bayan at Pilipino.

Ang pinaka-nakakalungkot sa ating bayan ay napakaraming nababasa ang mga taong di marunong makaintindi na sya namang pinagsasamantalahan ng Pamilya Marcos para kalimutan na lang natin ang pangit na nakaraan – ang mahigit dalawampung taon ng pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan, ang pandarambong at pagkamkam sa yaman ng bansa, ang pagpatay, pagkawala at pagpapahirap sa mga Pilipinong lumaban para sa demokrasya, ang pagbaluktot ng kasaysayan para pumabor sa naratibo ng kanilang pamilya. But we should never forget.

As long as there is a Marcos running for public office, we should talk about the atrocities of their regime. As long as there is a politician thinking he can do a Marcos, we should warn them that we are watching and we won’t let them plunder the nation. Not now, not ever. Never Again.

Jan Argy, Co-Founder/Editor, Politixxx Today


No. it’s a bygone era. The issues and problem we face today are different. It’s an important chapter of our history and must be studied and taught correctly but not in the current form the ruling EDSA academics and elites are peddling. This chapter of our history is not a simple good vs. bad narrative.

Why are the Yellows Pinks still pushing the anti-Marcos sentiments even today? Because their narrative of “Good vs. Evil” depends on a Marcos boogeyman. Without the evil Marcos, their ilk won’t thrive. They are the ones who don’t want to move on because it’s their tried and tested means of grabbing and staying in power. They insist on issues the public no longer finds relevant today. The people would rather let go and move on.



The funny thing is, the clamor for a Marcos’ return to power is the Yellow Pink cult’s own doing. They are the ones who made sure his shadow is kept in the consciousness of the Filipinos. So when the people caught up to their incompetence, it didn’t take long for people to turn against them. If only they delivered on their promises, the Marcos era will be relegated to nothing but the historical lesson it should be; not as a nostalgic era which Pinoys dream to relive. In case Yellows Pinks haven’t realized, Duterte’s election was a protest vote of the neglected citizens against the EDSA personalities who failed them.

I would rather move on from this dichotomy. Let these personalities rest in their graves. There are more important or pressing issues we must face today. It boggles me why a presidential candidate’s campaign is anchored on the premise of stopping a Marcos from returning to power while we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Is that really the most pressing issue she can think of?

We should do away from this kind of personality politics. Candidates must be assessed based on their credentials and plans.

What are their plans for the country going forward?

Do they see the flaws of our current political system?

Would they move to correct these?

How do they plan to achieve economic recovery?

How do we attract more FDI?

Are they in favor of further opening the economy to foreign ownership?

Are they willing to disrupt the oligarchs that the 60/40 protectionist constitution harbor?

Are they ready to disrupt the elites and or are they actually backed by these very people to help maintain the status quo?

How about the infrastructure program of the next admin?

Are they going to continue Build Build Build, which is one of the most popular accomplishments of the current admin, or they will choose to do a PNoy and cancel all projects of their predecessor out of vindictiveness?

Will a candidate be shortsighted and just focus all resources on issues of today and totally neglect the problems waiting for us tomorrow?

Is a candidate focused on the trapo moves of creating an image over real and tangible undertakings?

Are they aware of their weakness?
Are they self-aware and willing to admit these?

Will they appoint the right person in key government offices to compensate for their shortcomings?

Candidates might as well name their appointees now since they will be crucial in running the next government. This is a very important consideration in deciding who to vote for. The president is not the messiah who can solve everything on their own.

Will they be collaborative with the other branch of government to be able to push their reforms?

Are we gonna antagonize China again?

Where do you plan to take our foreign relations?

Will we continue on adapting an independent foreign policy or are we just gonna go back to being USA’s useless lap dog again?

We don’t need motherhood statements like “we will stop Covid” today like as if the pandemic will magically disappear if they got elected. I’m so done with these kinds of candidates. We need the “how”. We need the details of your plan. What actual steps are you gonna take to achieve your targets? I need to know if you actually got a sound plan and not just mere soundbites.

– Kevin, Securities Specialist


Ginawa ba nating isyu ang pagbibigay ni Pangulong Roxas ng parity rights sa mga Amerikano nung tumatakbo si Mar Roxas. Ginawa ba nating isyu ang Japanese collaboration ni Benigno Aquino, Sr. nung tumatakbo si NoyNoy Aquino. Bakit gagawin nating isyu ang administrasyong kalahating siglo na ang nakalipas.

Election should be about the concerns of the voters. We are concerned about the candidates platform of government, their solutions to the pandemic and other problems, their stand on issues like corruption in the current administration, their character, their track record, and their ability to handle crisis. Ferdinand Marcos is not the candidate. He is long dead. Patayin na rin natin ang isyung yan.

Ang habulin natin yung mga magnanakaw ngayon. Hindi pa isinosoli ni Bongbong Marcos yung mahigit dalawan daang milyong pork barrel funds na idinaan nya kay Janet Napoles. Pag-usapan natin na sa tinagal-tagal ni Bongbong sa kongreso ay walang matinong batas syang naipasa. Pag-usapan natin na sa mga panayam kay Bongbong ay malamya ang kanyang pagkaintindi sa mga isyu at malinaw na mahina ang utak nya. Yan ang isyu ngayong eleksyon, bakit pinapayagang tumakbo yung may mga pangalan lang pero wala namang kakayahang mamuno.

– Imee, PhD student.




Oo. Hindi maiiwasan ni Bongbong Marcos ang anino o multo ng Martial Law sa kanyang kandidatura sa pagka-pangulo sapagkat isa s’ya sa direktang nakinabang sa dalawampung taong pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan, pagyurak sa dignidad ng hustisya at hudikatura na ginawa ng kanyang Ama noong panahon ng Martial Law (Basahin: Galman vs Sandiganbayan GR No. 72670). Higit sa lahat isa sya sa direktang nakinabang sa nakaw na yaman o ill gotten wealth ng kanyang pamilya (Basahin: Republic vs Sandiganbayan GR No. 152154, Marcos Jr. vs Republic GR No. 171701, Estate of Marcos vs Republic GR No. 21325 etc.)

Nakakatakot na marami sa mga Pilipino ay kayang iwaksi o isantabi ang ginawang pagkakamali ng pamilya Marcos noong panahon ng Martial Law when in fact patuloy nating nararanasan ang masamang dulot ng Martial Law sa ating ekonomiya at kinabukasan. (Basahin: Filipinos to pay Marcos debt until 2025).

Lubhang nakakabahala na tanggap ng marami sa atin na maghalal muli ng isang Marcos sa Malacañang kahit na ang pamilya nito ay napatunayang nagkamal ng mga nakaw na yaman mula sa bulsa ng ating naghihikahos na bayan.

Ano na lang ang mangyayari sa mga pending cases of recovery of ill gotten wealth ng mga Marcos kung si Bongbong ay magiging Presidente ng Pilipinas sa darating na taon?

Pikit mata ba nating tatanggapin na ang pamilya Marcos na napatunayan nang ating hukuman at batas na nagkasala/nagnakaw will just be able to get away with it? Kakalimutan na lang natin yung mga ill-gotten wealth na hindi pa nababalik sa kaban ng bayan?

Kung hindi natin kayang panagutin ang pamilya Marcos sa pagkakasala nila sa bayan, paano natin papanagutin ang iba pang politiko o taong makapangyarihan kung sila naman ang nagkasala sa batas? Ang pangil ba ng batas ay para lamang sa mga ordinaryong tao na wala sa poder ng kapangyarihan?

Where is our sense of justice as a nation and people?

Bakit tayo patuloy na naghahalal ng mga lider na napatunayan ng nasangkot sa katiwalian at iba pang maling gawain? (Basahin: 1995 Tax Evasion case could send Bongbong Marcos to jail)

Kung mahalal man si Bongbong Marcos sa darating na halalan, perhaps it is because we deserve him as people. Masasalamin ang kalagayan ng Pilipinas sa uri ng botanteng meron ito.

There is no redemption for the Marcoses UNLESS and UNTIL Bongbong Marcos and the current generation of Marcoses 1) acknowledge the sins of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and 2) return all of the ill-gotten wealth of their family.

Walang magpapatawad kung walang humihingi ng tawad at nagtatama ng mga maling nagawa.

Ultimately, Filipino voters need to remember this: we only elect the leaders we deserve.

– Emil, Co-Founder/Editor Politixxx Today


Kakabit na sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas ang Pamilyang Marcos. At dahil dyan, kasama pa rin sa mga isyung dapat talakayin sa parating na eleksyon ang Martial Law at si dating Pangulong Marcos.

Bagamat mas kailangang bigyan ng pansin ang pinagdaraanan nating pandemya, ang isyu ng mga Marcos ay pilit na bumabagabag sa ating pambansang kamalayan. Bakit? Yan ang tanong.

Una, ang laganap na korapsyon sa ating gobyerno ay hindi na naalis. Ito ay dahil sa iniwang alaala ng diktaturya sa ating kaisipan. Kung magnakaw ka ng kaunti, panigurado kulong ka, pero ang pagnanakaw ng malaki kasama ng panggagahaman sa kapangyarihan ay maaring magbukas ng pagkakataon para burahin at ibaluktot ang katotohanan na lahat naman tayo’y nais ng uldokan.

Pangalawa, ang walang habas na pagsisinungaling — mula sa pagtatapos ng pag-aaral hanggang tagong yaman — ng mga Marcos ay lubhang nakakabahala. Kung sa maliliit na bagay ay kaya nilang makatakas ng walang pananagutan, paano natin sila pagkakatiwalaan sa mga bagay na kasama sa pamumuno ng ating bansa. (BASAHIN: Bongbong Marcos not a graduate of Oxford, Filipino students, alum of university say)

Sa huli, kahit man lang sana may kaunting pagsisisi, maaari nating tapusin ang diskurso sa usaping ito. Pero hangga’t walang nananagot at patuloy ang kapabayaan ng ating pambansang Ahensya sa Edukasyon upang ipaalala satin ang madilim na nakaraan, magiging paulit-ulit nating alalahanin ang Martial Law. Dahil ang hindi natuto sa kasaysayan ay uuliting muli ang lagim ng diktaturya.

Paul Tena, Editor-in-Chief, Politixxx Today

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41 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, I think it is still an issue this coming election since most voters who support Bongbong Marcos believe that Martial Law is a good thing that is why they want another Marcos as President. For me, no matter how other Presidents after Marcos Sr. failed their duty, we should never forget the fact that Martial Law costs many lives and should not consider as the solution in the problems of the society.

    It is still an issue because as long as there are things and people that remind us of what happened in the past, it also goes hand in hand with the refreshing of memories and the pain it causes. We cannot avoid the ghost of the past. If we let a Marcos be re -elected, it is frightening that what happened in the past might happen again.

    What the best we can do as citizens of the Philippines, we should choose wisely and think critically about it for hundred times so we will not became victims of them.

    When the campaign period starts we will start to hear also flowering words of the candidates for the election. Aside from that, since the day of filing of candidacy started there are lots of fake news arose. As responsible citizens we should be able to determine the facts and do not believe easily to the information which do not have credible sources.

  2. Isyu pa ba sa darating na #Eleksyon2022 ang diktaturya ng dating pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Sr.?
    Answer: Indeed. His name is one of the popular. We cannot deny the fact that up until now it is an issue that we Filipinos are still talking about. Since her son named Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. is running for the position of President. A lot of people may use it against him. It is claimed that Martial Law are so devastating that we are still feeling the consequences today. By the time Marcos was kicked out of Malacañang, the Philippine economy was in bad shape from the corruption and heavy borrowing from other countries. Poverty rates drastically increased, the value of the peso went down, and the country’s reputation crashed. Truth be told, all of us are still paying for the trillions worth of debt today. Even the Guinness World Records recognizes Marcos as responsible for the greatest robbery of a government. It seems everyone else worldwide already knows that the Marcoses should be punished except for many Filipinos. However, under martial law the regime was able to reduce violent urban crime, collect unregistered firearms, and suppress communist insurgency in some areas. At the same time, a series of important new concessions were given to foreign investors, including a prohibition on strikes by organized labour, and a land-reform program was launched. Afterall, there is no perfect administration there is always a flaw. However, we are not going to make the same mistake and let our eyes wide open. We should also be a responsible citizen. I believe that some characteristics of a responsible citizen is one who chooses, instigates, and decides their own actions by making accountable choices. Therefore, one of the most important action of a responsible citizen is an individual who obeys the law and lives within the regulations of the law. For example, by obeying the law individuals are able to function effectively in a society and through the law it also tells people what behaviors are accepted and expected in a society and what people are allowed to do and can ‘t to one another. Lastly, the purpose of government is to enable the people in nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.

  3. The dictatorship of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos Sr. is a major issue, especially in this day and age when his son is running for president and has benefitted from their stolen cash in the treasury. Bongbong Marcos could not avoid the Martial Law in his presidential campaign since he was a direct beneficiary of his Father’s twenty-year misuse of power and violation of the dignity of justice and the judiciary at the time of Military Rule, Even in the civil sector, it has long been established that there is stolen money.

    The Supreme Court concluded in 2003 that 658 million dollars had been plundered from Swiss foundations. At a time when we Filipinos are persecuted, we must not forget their wrongdoings. We raise this subject to remind people of the adage “Kung anong puno ay siyang bunga,” Also, the money they took from us has been proven real, and they have yet to restore it, putting our country in debt.

    It is so disturbing that many of us tolerate the re-election of a Marcos in Malacañang who once his family has acquired stolen fortune from the purses of our destitute country. What would gonna happen to the ongoing charges of ill-gotten riches recovery by the Marcoses if Bongbong is elected President of the Philippines next year? The Marcos family have been proved guilty by our courts and law/stolen, in fact, Imelda was detained in 2018 after being convicted of seven charges of government bribery for unlawful Swiss foundations by the Sandiganbayan.

    We, as a Filipinos should learn from our mistakes and not let these people, these thieves to to re-rule our nation, the Philippines.

  4. Yes, because we will notice that people still talk about Ferdinand Marcos being a dictator during his regime, especially now that Bongbong Marcos, his son, will run for the presidency this 2022. However, from my perspective, the one that we must give our attention to is for the candidates who will be running for presidency this election 2022, instead of Ferdinand Marcos who was dead a long time ago. We should focus more on the credentials and platforms of the candidates, like what are their plans if they will be elected as president? what are their concrete plans for this pandemic? and how they will handle the corruption, poverty, and environmental problems in our country.

  5. Isyu pa ba sa darating na eleksyon 2022 ang diktaturya ng dating Pang. Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
    Maybe, for the election for 2022 it is still an issue because Bongbong Marcos will run, people will always remember or reminisce what his late father did. Even though his father did that he will be criticize also by the people, I think they need to tell the truth to the people to finish and clarify things, people want them to be liable to the law. The issue will not end if they did not admit the wrong doings and did not clarify the other issues about them. They have the power to hide their wrong doings and other stuff, but people already know the truth, even though it was long-ago voters are aware about their doings. Today people are still bothered by the issue about Marcos. People hate them because of the past issue even though they are concerned about current issues here in our country. For me it was a long-ago issue, it depends on the person if they will still keep that kind of issue, for me we should keep moving forward, the important for now is we know in our self who are the leaders that is capable to fight for our rights and territories, who has a good track record, can respect our constitution, who don’t have commit crime, and that kind of leader that is humane and will always tell the truth to the people. We should choose and vote wisely; the future of our country is in our hands because we are the one who will choose a leader that will lead our country for a better.

  6. In my opinion, I don’t think that it would be easy for us, Filipinos, to forgive and forget what happened during Martial Law, because of the impact that it has given us, especially those who have struggled and fought for their lives during the Martial Law regime. I have seen how serious the damage that has been caused during those years and I don’t think that it should be forgotten and put in the trash by the Filipinos.

    I don’t think that we could blame the Filipinos for being angry and bringing back the martial law issue in this upcoming election in 2022 because I understand their feelings—the feeling of fear about what the future may hold, especially if another Marcos wins the election in 2022 and also the feeling of anger with the Marcoses. I believe that everything is possible. We will never know if he plans to bring back martial law again. No one deserves to be led in that kind of way again because we have seen how hard it is.

  7. The martial law, or dictatorship, of Ferdinand Marcos is still an issue in the upcoming election because it was the harshest and most remembered era in Philippine history during Marcos’ presidency. Filipinos, especially those who lived through it and suffered as a result, will never forget it.

    Now that Bong Bong Marcos has announced his candidacy for President in the 2022 election, Filipinos are once again enraged by martial law and dictatorial rule. The Marcoses should be held accountable for their wrongdoings while in power. People will always bring back the past till they are not paying for it, as long as there is a Marcos who wants to be in politics and have a place on a government again.

    Although we must concentrate on the epidemic and how it will be mitigated, we must also be realistic. Running for president is a huge burden and an obligation. Let us not elect a candidate who did nothing when he saw people suffering at the time, and let us not elect a candidate who is untrustworthy and has a history of abuse and thievery.

  8. Yes, because nearly half a century after the former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law, his only son’s presidential campaign is bringing back memories of that age of corruption, excess, and brutality.
    This month, Presidential in spirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. entered the contest for the May 2022 election. Presidential in spirant Bong bong Marcos has been outspoken about his father’s legacy, declaring on a popular talk show last month that the strongman’s 21-year reign launched the Philippines into the “modern world,” and that he wants to restore his father’s former glory by restoring the country’s “unifying leadership” . And as we all know it is still an issue because The Human Rights victims were not able to get the compensation and justice they rightfully deserve.

  9. In my opinion, I don’t think it matters anymore since the fault of the father is not the fault of the son. It is true that former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos proclaimed martial law, but what if Mr. Bongbong Marcos changed the Philippines? I think we should vote for Mr. Bongbong Marcos because he is genuinely determined to lead our country. Another reason is that he is courageous and has a clear vision with the ambition to succeed. He would also be a good leader because Filipinos need discipline, and we lack it. So, we need someone who can handle us with a fearless heart and, at the same time, with care for his people.

  10. For me, martial are the one can improve and give a high economy to our country in thr past year.But now maecos image are destroy by people did not see the good work of marcos and people declared marcos are “diktador/Magnanakaw”. As a student I respect the opinion of others but for me marcos is the good way to improved our country and to avoid corruption in our country

  11. IN My opinion Marcos is one of the greatest President of the Philippines. If he didn’t declared Martial Law, Philippines now is a COMMUNIST Country, PERIOD!
    All the people went to jail or prison committed crimes against the government.( mostly all the killings are committed by Communist and blaming the government)

    MARCOS ERA: Peaceful, Cleanliness, People are Disciplined, Less crime, Less corruption, no drug lords or rape ( death penalty), economy is good, Philippines exporting rice, Philippines is the envy of Asia , No problem of territory ( now big problem in SCS, Sabah given to Malaysia by Aquino)

    After Marcos, all communist prisoners, criminals committed crimes against the government Freed by President Cory Aquino. Mostly government officials are back to corruption. The Economy back to ground zero

    Black Propaganda Newspaper/radio back then are all controlled by Communist, Left and Yellow are FULL of LIES, until Marcos step down. Nowadays, social media is very different, everybody have computer/cellphone, watching and listening to any small events. As a student I will support marcos for president 2022.

  12. Filipino activists who were imprisoned, abused, and tortured under late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ martial law asked the Commission on Elections on Wednesday to disqualify his son and namesake from running for president next year, claiming that he could “whitewash” history and make it nearly impossible to reclaim stolen assets I agree to misuari said that The fault of the father cannot be inherited by the son, Neither the father can be accused by of the wrongdoings of his son. Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers each one shall be put to death for his own sin.

  13. First of all martial law of late President Ferdinand Marcos was great step for our government. Marcos martial law did this to minimize the terrorism activities to down the government. With this rules many people with no violence are safe but of course when you broke the rules you need to face the punishment as simple us that. When martial law end the terrorism in our country was more violence than the martial law was active. So for this election if someone of our presidential candidate implement again martial law i want to say do good and dont break the government rules for your own safety.

  14. I think this is still an issue in our coming elections especially since his son will run as president of the philippines or better known as BongBong Marcos this is one of the slanders that will be done against his name as he will run as president. are we just going to pay attention to the mistakes that former president marcos did, how come the good deeds that led to the development of the philippines, yes, the implementation of the “Martial Law” in our country had a wrong effect and a good effect. I think we should pay more attention to the spread of this disease or pandemic caused by COVID-19 for the betterment of our country.Election should be about the concerns of the voters. We are concerned about the candidates platform of government, their solutions to the pandemic and other problems, their stand on issues like corruption in the current administration, their character, their track record, and their ability to handle crisis. Ferdinand Marcos is not the candidate. He is long dead. Let’s kill that issue as well.

  15. For me e martial law is to restore order or preserve the current government of a country. Citizens who defy martial law may be subject to trial in a military court rather than the usual civil or criminal courts.

  16. Because of corruption and extensive borrowing from foreign countries, the Philippine economy was in horrible health. Poverty rates skyrocketed, the peso’s value plummeted, and the country’s reputation plummeted. To be honest, we’re all still paying off trillions of dollars in debt today. Marcos is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the perpetrator of the greatest government robbery. Except for many Filipinos, it appears that everyone else in the world already knows that the Marcoses should be punished. The regime was able to minimize violent urban crime, collect unregistered firearms, and quell communist insurrection in some places while under martial law. At the same time, a number of significant new concessions were made to foreign investors, including a restriction on organized labor strikes and the commencement of a land-reform program. After all, no administration is flawless; there is always a fault. We will not, however, make this mistake.

  17. Because of corruption and extensive borrowing from foreign countries, the Philippine economy was in horrible health. Poverty rates skyrocketed, the peso’s value plummeted, and the country’s reputation plummeted. To be honest, we’re all still paying off trillions of dollars in debt today. Marcos is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the perpetrator of the greatest government robbery. Except for many Filipinos, it appears that everyone else in the world already knows that the Marcoses should be punished. The regime was able to minimize violent urban crime, collect unregistered firearms, and quell communist insurrection in some places while under martial law. At the same time, a number of significant new concessions were made to foreign investors, including a restriction on organized labor strikes and the commencement of a land-reform program. After all, no administration is flawless; there is always a fault. We will not, however, make this mistake.

  18. Based on my own opinion this issue needs to stop because not all the customs of our parents are inherited we also get it from the environment we live in, it can also be from friends and many others now if bongbong really has good intentions in our country why should we deny him the chance according to Miriam defensor santiago she doesn’t think the father’s traits are inherited from the son so I agree with this because there is nothing wrong if we can give bongbong a chance to change our country, then why not?

  19. I think this is still an issue in our coming elections especially since his son will run as president of the philippines or better known as BongBong Marcos this is one of the slanders that will be done against his name as he will run as president. are we just going to pay attention to the mistakes that former president marcos did, how come the good deeds that led to the development of the philippines, yes, the implementation of the “Martial Law” in our country had a wrong effect and a good effect. I think we should pay more attention to the spread of this disease or pandemic caused by COVID-19 for the betterment of our country.Election should be about the concerns of the voters. We are concerned about the candidates platform of government, their solutions to the pandemic and other problems, their stand on issues like corruption in the current administration, their character, their track record, and their ability to handle crisis. Ferdinand Marcos is not the candidate. He is long dead. Let’s kill that issue as well.

  20. Because of corruption and extensive borrowing from foreign countries, the Philippine economy was in horrible health. Poverty rates skyrocketed, the peso’s value plummeted, and the country’s reputation plummeted. To be honest, we’re all still paying off trillions of dollars in debt today. Marcos is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the perpetrator of the greatest government robbery. Except for many Filipinos, it appears that everyone else in the world already knows that the Marcoses should be punished. The regime was able to minimize violent urban crime, collect unregistered firearms, and quell communist insurrection in some places while under martial law. At the same time, a number of significant new concessions were made to foreign investors, including a restriction on organized labor strikes and the commencement of a land-reform program. After all, no administration is flawless; there is always a fault. We will not, however, make this mistake.

  21. Money and political machines have a role in Philippine elections. Money politics has characterized elections in the country, which is one of Asia’s oldest democracies, and is a campaign financing issue that is acknowledged but never arrested and regulated. This is only one facet of the issue. The Philippines’ low institutionalization of political parties is a major contributor to the problem. Even as the rhetoric of party politics is continually employed, the dearth of true programmatic political parties endures. Some important party figures, including vice-chair Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, son of the party founder, and boxer-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao, the party’s president, were conspicuously absent from the PDP–national Laban’s convention. The party’s split and formation of new factions is just one more manifestation of the country’s political reorientation ahead of the 2022 national and local elections. Also, the ruling party’s sabotage of a democratic institution.

  22. From what I observe in our society today, people are still bringing up this issue. They always link this Martial Law every election, most especially now that the son of late President Marcos will run for the same position. And I can’t blame those people because Martial Law made a big negative impact on many people. They are afraid that if BBM could win this election, he would continue what his father did a years ago.

  23. No, because terrorism decreases and implementing Martial Law is for only for terrorism attack or activity or any against to the government which can destroy the nation. So again there is no sense talking about Martial Law because our country is so down and it needs a great leader indeed BBM is the most qualified among the candidates for presidency.

  24. For the coming Election 22, people are still bringing up this issue. But, it should not be made an issue in this election, it is an old issue and it happened already during former Pres. FEM’s era. We needed to move on and focus on the platforms and goals of each presidential candidates that they can do here in our country.

  25. There are times that I think that a “iron-hand” is needed for our country that is full of people that don’t really abide and I sometimes just think that what if we experience a “iron-hand” would our country regain itself or not? Along with that I don’t particularly see the sense of speaking about issues of the past again and again, and continue criticizing and connecting dots that aren’t suppose to connect. But rather what we people should talk about is how can we make everything work despite of what happened in the past and make use of that past in order for history not to repeat itself, and bring terror or fear to us.

  26. To be honest, as a first time voter, this is not a big deal for me. Let’s not compare Bongbong to his father. Importante din na tinitignan natin sa isang presidential candidate is yung pagiging reflective sa lahat, yung credentials and goals. But I understand that it would be hard for Filipinos to forgive and forget what happened during martial law, no one deserves to be led in that way, but we need to move on from what happened.

  27. Sa palagay ko hindi na necessary ‘yung ganitong topic sa darating na election dahil nakaraan na ito, kailangan natin mag move forward kasi kung magpapaapekto tayo sa nakaraang pagkakamali ng mga mga previous president makakaapekto talaga ‘to sa magiging future ng bansa natin. Hindi naman porket tatakbo bilang presidente ang anak niya na si BBM ay mauulit na ang pagkakamaling ginawa ng kaniyang magulang. Children learn from their parents mistakes.

  28. To be honest, as a first time voter, this is not a big deal for me. Let’s not compare Bongbong to his father. Isa sa mga traits na importante din tinitignan natin sa isang presidential candidate is yung pagiging reflective sa lahat, yung credentials and goals. But I understand that it would be hard for Filipinos to forgive and forget what happened during martial law, no one deserves to be led in that way, but we need to move on from what happened.

  29. We should focus now in our current situation, this or that issue is already part of our history. Focus on what we have now and also we dont have to bring those bad memories of the past but at the same time negative or positive people in this election should respect each others opinions.

  30. The issue about martial law will always be an issue. We can cannot just forgive and forget the bad memories of the past, we need to make sure that it will never happen again. Some of us may argue that BBM should not run for Presidency in 2022 election because of her father, and some of us might say that he is the best suitable President. But regardless of your stand, the issue about the Martial law and the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is always gonna be there, so you better educate yourself about the topic comprehensively.

  31. The dictatorship of the late President Marcos will always be an issue. Lalo na at maraming naapektuhan at nasaktan sa kaniyang naging pamamahala. Ang issue na ito ay hindi basta makakalimutan at patuloy na ioopen ng mga tao dahil ayaw nila na maulit yung mga nangyare before. But of course iba iba tayo ng opinion. Iba iba rin tayo ng personality. Maaaring maging iba ang pamumuno ni Bongbong sa naging pamumuno ng kaniyang tatay. It is always on the person.

  32. Don’t make the mistake of equating Bongbong with his father, and forgive Filipinos for what happened during martial law. I recognize that forgiving and forgetting what happened will be difficult for Filipinos; no one deserves to be led in this manner, but we must move on. To be honest, as a first-time voter, I don’t believe this is a significant issue. Isa sa mga vital qualities natin tinitignan sa isang presidential candidate ay pagiging reflect sa lahat, yung credentials and ambitions.

  33. As a citizen it is our duty to vote although it is not required by the law to vote, but voting is an essential component of any democracy we need to participate in the democratic process by voting because it is in our hands to elect leaders to represent them and their ideas as to they’ll advocate for the citizens interests. So, rather than bringing up the past, we must concentrate on our current situation, and we must ensure that history does not repeat itself. We must ensure that our next president is capable of carrying out the duties of the office.

  34. For someone patriotic, proper execution of intelligent voting during a national election is crucial; no matter the position and no matter the candidate. Though it is a factor that must be looked upon, an election must not be entirely about the life of the person being elected but about the nation’s concern and the nation’s future. An election is a door for the citizens to decide for the nation and their vote is their power. If not used right, the vote of the foolish can bring years of misfortune. On the contrary, the vote of the wise can be a chance for the nation. It is important for the voters to be familiar with the candidates. It is crucial for the voters to dig deep from the background of the candidate, down to the credentials. Most importantly, the personality, capabilities and future plans of the candidate for the nation. It is important for the voters to not be gullible and be firm in believing words of promises. Push-overs had always been an easy prey for every predator particularly during election. Every citizen must be smart during this time, for it is the only time when the citizen holds the greatest power over those of privilege. As much as Marcos holds the right to run for any position of his choice, I don’t think it is for us to judge his morality principles. Afterall, it is only them who truly know themselves. Whether the allegations happen to be true or not, it is on their shoulders to carry the remorse and face the consequence. On the other hand, it is in our power to decide whether to vote for him or not. The people of the yellow color, on the other hand, are using the allegations of the past for their publicity advantage. It is good that the people of the youth are becoming curious and concerned about the happenings of the past. Their motion drove the youth to do their research and better educate themselves. However, it is also problematic. For someone with the intention to run for presidential candidacy, it is more important to present a plan and a future for the nation instead of exerting exaggerated efforts to drag a competitor. I think it would be more effective if a candidate would present an explicit future than a bunch of papers from the past. Afterall, the truth is bound to be exposed; always.

  35. In my humble opinion, it is morally right that Marcos should run for the presidential candidacy despite all the controversy that his family name possesses. Those controversies were not directly about Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr.; he had nothing to do with the wrongdoing of his father, if that is true. As far as my knowledge goes, the late President Ferdinand Marcos did so much that made our country what it is today.

  36. I think we have the right to criticize and question whatever the background of the Marcoses. The issues imposed on them may be true, and we have the ability to prevent this from happening again. For me it is a waste of the efforts of those who sacrificed for us to get freedom, we must have learned in the past and we already have the power to choose the very best for the presidency, let us not be blinded by what flowery words the candidates are showing now until election day comes, there are many ways to see if who is right and who is wrong, let’s not fool around again, hopefully everyone will wake up and stand on our own two feet and have a strong stance on our decisions. IN CHOOSING A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, First of all, we need to find out who will run in the upcoming elections, second, we need to find out the family background and life of the candidates, thirdly, it is also important to know their political background and what their achievements, fourth, let’s find out what their running platforms are, and most of all let’s see if they are the right candidate for the position they are pursuing.

  37. CASTELLTORT – The first thing that you need to do is to know more about the candidates, do fact check on what are the things that he shared with us, background check and if his/her credentials is qualified enough to be a leader. We have to know all of their achievements, platforms and the reason why he would like to win. We have to choose a leader that is very trustworthy and respectful. There are a lot of things that we need to know and consider while choosing the right leader for the position. It is very important to us not just in every place where we live but to choose the person that we know that can give their faithfulness and loyalty to the people. Being a leader is not easy, it is not easy for us to choose that’s why we need to do research and fact checks on the candidate. We have to be sure that the person that we will vote for is capable enough to be in that position.

  38. Late President Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship and martial law issues are brought up because of his son running as a presidential candidate, many people’s experiences about his father’s regime are negative that’s why many people oppose Bongbong to run for president because people fear that he will be like his father but it is right that he is not like his father however many people expect him to be like his father and his “supporters” liked how his father handled the Philippines before, because as they quote “The Philippines was at it’s best that time” so who is to say that he would not do what his father did as he saw and experienced everything that happened during his father’s term. Therefore, I would say yes, the dictatorship and martial law issues of late President Ferdinand Marcos is still an issue to the upcoming Election 2022.

  39. As a First timer para bumoto, I think Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be a good president someday because he is smart, humble, and not destroying his opponent personality unlike his opponent wala ng ibang alam ibato kundi paninira sa pamilya niya kesyo ganyan, kesyo ganto, kesyo mali yan, kesyo tama kami. Pero hindi nakikita yung mga kanilang kamalian, Kung meron ba silang nagawa na maayos. ang tinitingnan lang nila is kung pano nila masisira yung kalaban nila at kung pano sila manalo. Sabi nga ng iba. bago mag linis ng bakuran ng iba, siguraduhin mong malinis ang bakuran mo, at saka sa totoo lang. I believe that the Sins of Father cannot be inheritance by the son.

  40. For me, I believe that I should vote, because everyone has an opinion. Every vote and every opinion of the people is important, especially in elections. I believe that voting is an opportunity for change. Just like in the class elections, we vote wisely because we know that they can do their responsibility for their positions and we know they can handle the whole class even if there are no teachers or professors and this may reflect in local and state elections, If you choose to vote, this will help the candidate while also benefiting your town, state, and country as a whole. If you think your vote might feel like it doesn’t matter, it will make a difference especially in local and state elections. I THINK YES, BECAUSE THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO PROVE AND CLEAR HIMSELF OF ALL THE ISSUES THEY THROW NOT ONLY TO HIM BUT TO THE MARCOSES AND SEE TO IT THAT THEY HE WILL EXPLAIN THE WORTH OF BEING THE PRESIDENT. THEY NEED TO MOVE ON THE ISSUE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO LOOK FORWARD AND FOCUS ON THE REAL PROBLEM OF OUR COUNTRY AND THAT IS POVERTY.

  41. Marcos is, in my opinion, one of the best presidents the Philippines has ever had. If he hadn’t declared martial law, the Philippines would now be a COMMUNIST country. Everyone who has been incarcerated for crimes against the government. (The majority of the assassinations are carried out by Communists who blame the government.) Marcos declared martial law to combat terrorism and drive the government to its knees. Many people are protected as a result of these limits, but if you disobey the rules, you must face the consequences. There was more violence in our country after martial law was repealed than when it was in existence. It’s never too late to learn from mistakes made in the past, but we can’t live in the past indefinitely. In reality, the only reason we are still a developing country is that we are wasting time. We keep doing what we’ve always done, while others look for new ways to deal with future developments.

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