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A road to healing has been paved.

The Agrava Fact-Finding Board. After-operation report and security survey of Naia re: Sen. Aquino Assassination. Reassessment of the communist movement after one year of martial law. Russian vessels. MNLF Terroristic Plan. Batasang Pambansa Election.

These are the titles of some of 70 additional martial law documents that were turned over on Saturday by the Department of National Defense to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in a ceremony marking International Human Rights Day.

Kept by the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Isafp) under tight security for more than 30 years since dictator Ferdinand Marcos formally lifted martial law in 1981, the documents have been declassified and handed over to the CHR to make them eventually accessible to the public.

At the launch of the files at the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance assembly hall in Quezon City, CHR Chair Loretta Ann Rosales said the collaboration between the agency and the defense department, two institutions that had eyed each other with distrust, was itself a “breakthrough.”

“Historically opposing forces have come together to start a process of healing based on truth, transparency, fairness and justice,” she said.

Rosales said that “in a society where the scars of martial rule have only superficially been healed, the Martial Law Files Project is a transformative tool for achieving transitional justice.”

In her own remarks, Jacqueline Badcock, United Nations resident coordinator in Manila, lauded the declassification and transfer of the files from the Isafp to the CHR.

“[Dec. 10] is a specially momentous occasion. We are also celebrating the declassification of martial law documents, bringing closure to a troubled period where human rights were not guaranteed. It’s through this act of transparency that the Filipino people now have the right to know what happened in the past, and the opportunity to seek truth, to seek reconciliation,” Badcock said.

She said the declassification of the documents was one “huge step” toward realizing the transparency and accountability important in securing the rights of Filipinos. But she added that not all sectors of Philippine society were enjoying these rights.

Legacy, investment

At the ceremony witnessed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., officials of the UN, military and police, and rights advocates, Rosales opened a parcel from the Isafp chief, Brig. Gen. Cesar Ronnie Ordoyo.

“Guess what is it,” she said, and went on to read the title: “Summary of information gathered by the Isafp regarding Loretta Ann Rosales…”

“There’s a lot of information about me. Wow, I can now write my biography,” she added, drawing laughter from the audience.

Rosales, one of thousands arrested, tortured and thrown into prison during the Marcos dictatorship, said the Martial Law Files Project was both “a legacy and an investment to the next generation upon whose shoulders falls the responsibility of ensuring that human rights in this land will never again reel under the ravages of dictatorial rule.”

This is why not only historians should be interested in the files but also “persons charged with the duty of helping build a society secured by freedom, democracy and human rights,” she said.

Indeed, even President Aquino may be interested to examine the files gathered by the Isafp about his father, the late former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., Marcos’ political nemesis who was assassinated on his arrival from the United States on Aug. 21, 1983.

The 70 files, a heap of yellowed, dog-eared documents tied with a string, were actually the second tranche of declassified martial law documents transferred by the Isafp to the CHR. The first tranche was turned over on Sept. 21, the 39th anniversary of the imposition of martial law.

The list of the titles of the 70 files starts with the Agrava Board, which looked into Ninoy Aquino’s killing, and ends with a special report on his remarkable funeral that took almost a day to complete.

Interestingly, the files include a 1981 special report on the claim of one Zenaida Ramos Abdullah about a plot to assassinate Marcos.

Setting record straight

All the documents will be sorted, inventoried, catalogued and conserved in a manner “as to enable general access by the public,” Rosales said.

The Philippine Association of Museums headed by Gina Barte, the De La Salle University library and the University of the Philippines have volunteered to take on the task.

“We anticipated more voluminous documents from the [defense department]. There should be more to come,” said Barte, who described the documents as generally in good condition, and welcomed their transfer to the CHR, which is more accessible than the Isafp.

Rosales said the idea was to make the files available to students, academicians, media, historical institutions, libraries and archives for research; to victims and survivors of rights violations for validating their claim for compensation; to government agencies for legislation and policy reforms; and to security forces for reform policies.

The literature on martial law is expected to set the record straight on the 14 years of Marcos’ one-man rule and its impact on the lives of the people, and spur a dialogue among stakeholders to develop a consensus toward cultivating a human rights environment.

In the long run, the CHR, the defense department and other stakeholders hope to produce a documentary on the heroism of rights activists and defenders, a research study on the evolution of the Marcos Constitution, and a publication of Marcos’ policies and decrees.

They also hope to come up with a memorial on the struggles of Filipinos during martial law, and build a museum featuring films, art pieces, essays, music and literature produced by the people during that period.

Efforts lacking

But Badcock said the government’s efforts at ensuring respect for people’s rights and transparency in the bureaucracy still left much to be desired.

She said some sectors in Philippine society continued to be denied some of their basic rights: “Still, indigenous peoples continue to lose their lands. Still, women and the poor continue to be denied access to basic public services despite the best efforts of the public service. Still, citizens are denied the right to freedom of information which, if given, would empower them to influence, inform and guide the choices made by their leaders.”

Badcock said everyone “without exception” should be guaranteed human rights.

“Unless we know them, unless we demand they be respected, and unless we defend our rights, and the rights of others to exercise them, they’ll be just words in a decades-old document. That’s why on Human Rights Day, we do more than celebrate the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. We acknowledge its enduring relevance to the world and to the Philippines,” she said.

Badcock also said that Filipinos should find inspiration in human rights activists because “it is their often unrecognized bravery and resistance in the face of adversity that changes society, that changes the world.”

Decline in numbers

In an ambush interview, Ochoa sought to downplay claims by activist groups that violations of human rights persisted in the Aquino administration with more impunity.

“That’s not exactly accurate. I just don’t have the exact statistics. As the security cluster head, I got reports that if we were to compare [past and present] human rights violations, there has been a significant decline. Of course we can’t be proud of human rights violations. There are efforts being done by this administration. We’re very serious about it,” he told reporters.

Ochoa said one proof of the government’s respect for human rights was President Aquino’s withdrawal of the criminal complaint against the group of arrested medical workers that has come to be known as “Morong 43.”

He also said that it was not easy to take people to account for rights violations, and that the government would not rush the filing of cases at the expense of “due process.”

“We have to make sure the quantum of proof is really beyond reasonable doubt.  That is a difficult task; case buildup alone is difficult,” he said.

First posted 12:26 am | Sunday, December 11th, 2011


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Tags: Commission on Human Rights , declassified military papers , Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. , Ferdinand Marcos , Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Isafp) , Loretta Ann Rosales , Marcos dictatorship , Martial Law papers


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    A society that recognizes human rights has a future of peace and progress. It is a society that has equal terms for the poor and the rich.

    • Anonymous

      you really are dreaming….

  • Anonymous

    I hope these documents would be digitally transferred and posted in the web. This is a long time coming and I’m just happy that it happened. We finally could read and reflect on different events under the dictatorship of Marcos; of Imelda role in the process, etc.

    • Anonymous

      “I hope these documents would be digitally transferred and posted in the web…”

      I agree.  It should be accessible to everyone.  So many lies have been peddled all these years and many people would rather not have these documents opened.  Will Ms. Etta Rosales allow us to see the contents of her files?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

    They must also reveal who the real mastermind in Ninoy’s assassination.  It was definitely not the ailing Marcos.

    • Anonymous

      Rumor was, while Marcos was recuperating from his kidney transplant, he threw a bed pan to Imelda and said “bakit po mo siya pinapatay”? Happened in the presence of Ver and medical staff.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        No.  It was thrown at Gen. Ver.  Reliable source said it was Danding-Imelda-Ver conspiracy.  The Aquino family knew this long ago.  They just kept quiet and did not want people to know the truth.  If Marcos was innocent, then Cory’s rise to power was illegitimate.  They blamed it on Marcos so that they had a good reason to overthrow the Marcos government.  At that time, those who were close to Marcos said history would be kinder to Marcos.  And that’s what’s happening now.  Even the Plaza Miranda bombing was blamed on Marcos but later no less than Jovito Salonga and Victor Corpuz admitted that it was not Marcos but the NPA.  There was even speculation that Ninoy knew about the bombing because he did not show up at Plaza Miranda.  Ninoy also had close link with the Communist.

    • Anonymous

      imelda and ver

    • Anonymous

      Di mo pa alam Ruben? What do you want, a sign confession? One is dead, the other is psycho, o ayan.

  • Anonymous

    and sana naman ilabas ang lahat baka selective lang na naman upang magkaroon ng ibang kahulugan…

    • http://twitter.com/Anton0613 anton

      di mo pa nakikita, selective na sinasabi mo. ba’t do mo tignan muna bago ka magkomentaryo, ha!

    • http://twitter.com/Anton0613 anton

      di mo pa nakikita, selective na sinasabi mo. ba’t do mo tignan muna bago ka magkomentaryo, ha!

      • Anonymous

        i wonder if there was intelligence report about galman group, ilalabas kaya nila? kung talagang meron paniniwalaan ba nila? at paano maghahabol ang mga nakulong na taga avsecom ganyang lampas na sa number of years para mare-open ang kaso nila.

        At present I am totally in support with mr. aquino’s administration but during those time i doubt who was telling the truth and not.

  • Puerto Del Mar Beach Resort

    Philippines is always good on the threshold of change, new hope, new aspirations, new dreams, new leadership, but the old system is still the same drivers/ pilots on the wheels. It is still not fool proof, corrupt proof. Need an overhaul, cleanse the whole engine of government , take out the rust, change the parts to new ones, change the oil, unless this is done, change will not work, we will always  be a drag, we will still be running on second gear, never can reach the fifth gear. I was a high school student during Martial law years until my college years, now, almost retiring from overseas work.  I hope I can retire proud, peaceful, enjoy my retirement in the Philippines. If not , I might retire in another foreign land,  Thailand or Malaysia.

    • Anonymous

      I like your blog and if I’m not mistaken, you’re an automotive engineer or a car enthusiast.  This is where we differ.  Instead of overhaul and oil change, I would rather go for a brand new chauffeured Cadillac zipping through a “daang matuwid.” :)

  • http://twitter.com/green_green33 green

    is noynoy treating gloria the way marcos did to his father?

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      probably. only that he did it worse. Ninoy was allowed to leave the country for the operation even if the operation can be done in the Philippines. as for CGMA, she was barred from leaving the country. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        GMA is not Ninoy.  Case closed.

  • Touch_Me_Nuts

    A conspiracy is all that ordinary life is not. A well- entrenched conspiracy does not happen overnight and easy. Unfortunately however Mr. Pnoy could face the same fate. Probably worse off than his father’s, I hope not.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Yes.  Pnoy is faced with all fronts.  One from Marcos loyalists, one from GMA camp, one from Hacienda Luisita militant groups, one from Muslim rebels, one from NPA.  And don’t count US-CIA out.  There’s even report that CIA had a hand in Ninoy’s assassination.

      • No Offense

        Ruben you’re an idiot. You only have one unit of knowledge– that you hate Aquino.
        I hate Aquino too, but I don’t argue as dumb as you, boy. You’re a disgrace to Aquino haters.
        Just kidding, I don’t hate Aquino. But I’m not kidding about you being an idiot.
        Sayang ang mga facts na alam mo– hindi mo na-process ng tama. Because you’re an idiot. I hate idiots.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        First of all, I wonder why the moderator allowed you to call me an idiot.  First time I got it from a fellow blogger here.  And I never called fellow bloggers name. Well, if I’m an idiot you’re a moron.  If you follow my posts, I’ve more positive to say about Pnoy and the Aquinos than negative.  One thing I know is that I dislike rather hate the Little Girl.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat alng na isa-publico ang katotohanan.. kc.. kung titingnan natin  noong si marcos at sa ngayon… yong ayaw kay marcos sila na ngaun ang nakaupo. Peru  sila ay nagaway away ngaun.. walang pagkakaisa.. At tsaka yong pagkamatay ni ninoy dapat lang na sabihin sa sambayanang pilipino… at alam ko si cory ay talo at syay illegal na presidente tulad ni gma kung mapapatunayan na syay nandaya rin noong nakaraang eleksyon,….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Si Marcos talaga ang nanalo noong snap election ng may one million votes.  Karamihan sa mga botong ito ay mula sa solid north at INC.  Pero kahit bago pa ang halalan ay na-condition na ang mga utak ng mga mamamayan na kapag nanalo si Marcos ay may daya at kapag si Cory ay malinis.  No win situation si Marcos dahil pati US-CIA ay may kinalaman diyan.  Ang Namfrel ay hawak ng CIA.  Ang Namfrel ay pinamunuan ng mga Concepcion at Makati Business Club noon na alam natin na mga dilaw.

      • Guest

        AT ANG COMELEC AT BATASANG PAMBANSA NOON AY HAWAK NI MARCOS SA B-Y-G AT LEEG. AM I CORRECT MR. RUBEN?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

        Bongbong Marcos, ikaw ba to? What a disgrace

      • Anonymous

        It could be Bongbong but if it isn’t, it is still a disgrace.

        ‘Ignorance is bliss’ but stupidity is incurable

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      they should release a copy of those records to the media para case closed na ito.

  • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

    The documents should be transcribed digitally to make it more easily accessible to the public which will make it extra difficult for spin quack doctors in desperately trying to re-package the frozen stiff one as the best thing that ever happened to Filipinos.

    • kruger

      I hope we can see these documents in their original form and without any redaction whatsoever.

      Etta Rosales may be joking about her dossier among those released but whether it’s true or not, the CHR should ensure that these papers are pristine, unaltered and carefully archived digitally.

      It’s a unique opportunity to take a peek at history and see the conglomeration of ideas and characters that gave birth to martial law.  For the first time, we can have our own conclusions based on historical accounts and not on mere word of mouth.

      Maybe we can understand the paradox that is Juan Ponce Enrile (the brain) and Fidel Valdez Ramos – (the hammer)…

      • http://pedestrianobserver.blogspot.com/ Political Jaywalker

        True, and don’t forget Honasan.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the frozen stiff might be frozen but a stiff he’s not. More like dirt.

    • Anonymous

      I agree 100%.  And let us make it accessible to all.  Security should be ensured until all records are properly transcribed.  It is a reminder that many people would rather have these documents kept secret forever or burned.  The integrity of their contents should be secured because yes some spin doctors are expected to do come in although not necessarily to repackage the frozen stiff one.

  • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

    I often wonder why this “Martial Law” is imposed only but when there is public anarchy.  But…I think it is coming the way of the Philippines sometime soon.  Why?

    Because Gloria Arroyo’s chief, soft-spoken and spineless attorney, Lambino, is now off on another junket to England, with the cooperative auspices of Iggy Arroyo to re-negotiate and most likely bribe (this time with lots more money) to get the Christian Democrat Internationale sub group of the European People’s Party, (an unofficical political party)  back on-board on their “human rights-religious kick”, to fly to the Philippines and begin daily civic unrest and disturbances at the front door of the Pasay RTC and at the gates of the VMMC.

    Probably even “petitioning” the Philippine government.

    If this is the case, the Philippine government cannot impose Martial Law** yet, but wait…if enough GMA (her initials) payola-based supporters come out like roaches and begin raising Holy Turmoil…I guess the end-result is simple…the BI could terminate their visas, and off they go, under military and PNP authority out of Manila and back on the plane and sent back to England…where they belong rather than to play “activist” in the Philippines, where they have enough problems to contend with in their own country.  The attempts to create unrest by GMA and her attorneys are acts against the government and civil society and could well be met with some forcedly effect. 

    But when the entire government is about to get set on its nose by the pushing and shoving and the torquing of lies and perjury being spouted by Horn, Topacio, Lambino and GMA and her family of now-exposed criminals, looks like another form of what I always call “Homogenized Martial Law”** will have to be imposed.  Even GMA’s lawyers are on the verge of “contempt” already and overstepped authority. 

    That being said, I think there will be continued (and growing) out-of-control paid groups (blogging and trying hard to be “street soldiers”)  protesting GMA’s incarceration, the PSC continues to be self-satisfying unto the Corruption Queen, and the lapdog attorneys continue to form lies, twisting and reversing jurisprudence against the government, civil unrest, taking emphasis off trials and disturbances of the court proceedings, and all else but in more pronounced methods and means from what we have been laid witness to from the cabal who still thinks they are in power and can dupe the government legal process from prosecuting Gloria and Mike Arroyo to the fullest extent.

    So, if President Aquino has to impose “Homogenized Martial Law”…let it be.  He will not touch the population of citizens, the businesses, the media, or the educational community at all, rather than to come down very hard on the entities causing and creating the disturbances…this type of alternative is a “Petition of Right”**; that is the Homogenized Martial Law Aquino has at his disposal. 

    So, why allow Gloria Arroyo, Iggy Arroyo, Mike Arroyo, Topacio, Horn, Lambino, Corona and some of the rest of the motley crew to destroy and break down legal and court jurisprudence and find some lie to get GMA on her way to Spain.  Already Dra. Ver concluded GMA had no “life-threatening disease” at all.  This is just all so silly to witness…noplace on earth would ANY government stand for this type of childish and menial insolence by registered attorneys, a congress-woman being prosecuted for habitual capital offenses (and still retain her congressional chair and authority) and a supportive group of Mafioso so-called “judges” illegally sitting on the Supreme Court.  No place and no government on earth!!! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Martial Law is an allergic term to many people but it has its disadvantages too.  Sometimes, the country needs a strong leader with an iron fist.  A dictator is not bad per se.  During the early years of Martial Law (some of you may not be born yet), it was a success.  It worked.  There was discipline.  There was law and order.  But then, Marcos fell into temptation and condoned his wife and other cronies to mess the country.  If you noticed, not much was said about corruption on the side of Marcos.  His brother Dr. Pacifico Marcos was even a reputable doctor.  It was Imelda’s side, the Romualdez, that abused all those years.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Correction:  I mean “it has its advantages too.”

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Ruben, thanks for the question.  Martial law is not an “end-all-fix-all”.  It is a desperation attempt to control the masses and the government, and the military and the police, and the senate, congress and the supreme court all at once, wrapped up in a big package.

        You need not be a dictator to impose it.  I know you did not mean to say that, either, but President Aquino may just have to use similar creative thought process just like the Gloria Arroyo Mafia is doing against the government – the only differences are, Gloria Arroyo is performing illegal acts (still) and the government is trying hard not to further create more “contempt” charges on her attorneys and the Supreme Court “12 Apostles” including Corona, before trials are conducted.

        I was about 37 years old at the time Marcos imposed ML, but I was in the military as a career Judge Advocate General attorney…and really had nothing to do with the Philippines exception being I happen to be 1/2 Filipina.  My father’s family was back in the Philippines at the time and said not everyone, in fact a lot of people, condoned martial law and thought Marcos was justified in pursuing it.  But whatever happened to klepto the Philippines, is another story.

        But, the calculations of Philippine money stolen, and the remainder of corruptive activities of gross numbers and continuous habitual offenses by Gloria Arroyo and the rest of the government cabal at the time, ripped the Philippines off so bad, it was the worse in Asian history. 

        It still is corruption…but this time she is incarcerated, pretending to be “sick”, and causing all kinds of both international and domestic legal and civil problems…and so far, it seems the government is just watching closely and taking notes.

  • Anonymous

    I also want them to declassify the file on the assassination of former Pres. Ramon Magsaysay being blamed on the retard goons of Lacson a warlord from Negros Occidental. Allegedly it was the CIA. Also, to declassify the files on the assassination of former nationalist Sen. Claro M. Recto in a hospital in Rome. It was believed that he was given a drug that can cause heart attack allegedly by the CIA. Please go to YouTube and type ‘confession of an economic hit man’. Here, you will understand how the CIA brings down other countries’ economy to be dependent on US companies.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      It was reported that Magsaysay was a CIA agent.  He was placed in Malacanang by the US.  Maybe he knew too much about the US secrets so was eliminated.  Magsaysay could have disobeyed the US on some sensitive instructions detrimental to the Philippine interests.  Magsaysay could have been more of a patriot than a US puppet.  Marcos was also a US puppet or 20 years before he rebelled against the US among which was cutting  down the US base contract into half which angered Uncle Sam.  History tells us that America used and still uses covert operations to unseat a non-friendly leader of another country by uprising, coup, assassination and the likes.  Remember Panama’s Gen. Noriega who was even kidnapped from his own country.  The US knew all along that Noriega was into drug trades but still protected him for 20 years until he became useless to the US.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        No…Magsaysay was no CIA agent.  He “knew” CIA agents, but could have been a person that transferred information to the CIA; but I have no evidence of that.  He knew not “too many US secrets”…rather than probably had knowledge of internal Philippines “secrets”, instead. 

        See…when the USA gives foreign aid to any country, they need to know about the country by informants who are inside rather than on the outside of the situation, so determinations can be made on various matters only the US Government is concerned about. 

        The USA does not perform clandestine acts of sabotage against countries they are not at war with, and then terms of war are considered.  The US always acts in accordance with United Nations rules and acts under wartime law.  People may disagree with that, but they simply do not know or are educated in all what is happening and what those rules apply to.

        “Pineapple Face” Noriega was being watched, not coddled by the USA…they needed “pipeline” information on who were the international drug-traders and traffickers and where the drugs and money went.  The USA does not pounce on someone right away…they give them lots or rope they can use to hang themselves with and evidence is 100% strong when they are taken into custody and convicted – others are unaware what has happened and think they got away with something, but no; they did not. It could surprise you who they found out were in the daisy-chain…and, my friend…you did not mention any of them who were locatable here in the Philippines. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Okay, allow me to clarify.  Magsaysay was a CIA informer.  As for the US’s role in other countries, you would agree that the saying “What America wants, America gets” is still true today.

      • Anonymous

        @Ruben America now can not get whatever they wanted.. because america have no more money… he he he

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Partly correct.  US has been greatly neutralized by China’s rise to power.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Alright…so Magsaysay spoke to the CIA now and then. 

        All the US is doing and has done in the past is to pay for information.  That’s the way of the USA.

        You even see it in a lot of Filipinas who marry these mostly whities from the USA…they cannot find women in their own country to marry and most of them have something dramatic to hide.  They are not rich at all, but the Filipinas still go to them because the get what they want.  Moro-Moro! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        And foreigners can marry other countries’ women to gather information or make them as spies for their government.

    • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

      The CIA had nothing to do with the assassination of President Magsaysay.  The US-CIA is not in the business of murdering people like this who are no threats to the world as Saddam Hussein and Osama bin-Laden were.  This agency is more concerned with other more important things than to get involved in the little island infighting situations of the Philippines!   

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        That’s what you think.  Too bad you’re ignorant of countries’ intelligence agencies which every country has.  At the height of the CIA-KGB conflict, many disappeared without a trace.  Would CIA admit that it assassinated this and that?  Of course not.  That’s why it’s called secret intelligence agency.  Often, the diplomats are themselves spies.  And they have paid local assets too within the AFP and government.  It’s a dirty work but it still exists.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Me…”ignorant of countries’ intelligence agencies…”?

        Ruben, Ruben, Ruben…you are not reading between the lines I’m writing, or not understanding what I’m writing.  I never said the CIA took matters of disposals as a matter of course, and cannot.  Those are your words.  I realize and understand what civilians on the outside looking in, like yourself, actually think and say about intelligence issues. 

        You are parroting a news item which appeared in Philippine media about three months ago concerning the PAF and inter-country Philippine on-the-ground foreign agents operating in your country.  The world has these agents and everyone spies on each other as a matter of course and it is a game they play, feeding each other pure bullcrap to each other as fun and games they play!  You are not in this game, and please don’t think I happen to be or not – I’ll never tell.  Just follow that bouncing ball over the words and sing along with everyone else.  You really don’t know most of the process of intelligence operations, sir. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        You have to be in NICA to understand my point.  

      • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

        …nice. now quit measuring your dick.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Please look at US Foreign Intelligence Service Act, and also SIPRNET, USANET, JWICS, GWAN, and get accustomed to what you are discussing.  There is a lot of information made public.  As public information, you never know what is on the inside.  Please do not “assume”. 

      • Anonymous

        Was that a typo or you actually said assassination? I thought Magsaysay died in a plane crash?
        Or was that one and the same?

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        The word, “assassination” was a play on the word, because I commented on the comment made by another blogger this morning.  I knew the facts. 

      • Anonymous

        I knew what you meant and I was being facetious….

        Truth be known and pardon the play on words, It really doesn’t matter much now anyway as this country has sunk even deeper in its own crap and whether he was assassinated or his maker wanted him, nobody would really care. And that’s the tragedy.

        Perhaps you can shed light on the perception—the CIA elected him for their own needs and got rid of him when his usefulness was no more.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Plane crash and other accidents could be the works of assassins who wanted to eliminate the victims.  It’s easy to stage an accident.

      • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

        …good point. that’s why a thorough investigation must be done on this, so that the public may know if it was an accident or otherwise. kase if it leans more toward something intentionally sinister, then we’re all in for a nasty surprise.

  • Anonymous

    There are so many books written about Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda Marcos. To start off it, you just simply google “Marcos Era” and books on Marcos era, and you will see a good list. Also, there are books for sale about Marcos era – pristine quality, new and used books – by Amazon.

    Unfortunately, some good things done by Marcos were far outweighed by their excesses, I repeat,  excesses,  by the couple. When you know the past, and now know that nothing has happened with Imelda, you will question why.

    Also, by googling “Ferdinand Marcos” – Wikipedia offers a lot of information. If you want to know more about “Hello Garci”, Widipedia provides a clear history.

    • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

      Wait until Gloria Arroyo, Iggy Arroyo, Mike Arroyo and their political cabal family operating now as lawyers to political figures play out as time goes on.  BTW…I’m not wasting my money on Gloria Arroyo’s “book”.  If you want to hear lies…more of them…buy it when it is published. 

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    Pnoy’s withdrawal of criminal complaint against ” Morong 43 “. Haha.
    That was the demand of NDF/CPP if the government wanted to sit down and talk peace.
    After that, what. NDF/CPP now suspends peace talks. Haha.

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      which means Pnoy is too weak to beat up those communists. seriously, someone has to step up and tell the communists to leave or experience the threat of their lifetime.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

    Ok. Palaos na issue ni Gloria, eto nanaman isang cold case para maaliw tao, tagal naman matapos termino neto. Lol tignan mo pinaguusapan dito mga conspiracy pa ni Magsaysay etc, susunod conspiracy na ni Magellan, bentang benta ah. Henep, magkano nanaman kaya bilihin bukas o sa kamakalawa.

  • Anonymous

    ….better twist Juan Ponce Enrile’s arm while still alive….maraming ikakanta na kahayupan nila ni Marcos yan……pre/post martial law…

  • Anonymous

    “ Ochoa sought to downplay claims by activist groups that violations of HUMAN rights persisted in the Aquino administration with more impunity.”

    The no. 1 violation of Human Rights today is the jailing of former President Arroyo on fabricated charge of Election Fraud.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTD5NB75GZFZ2F4NZNMIBNYBQQ Diesel

      “fabricated charge of election fraud” ??? may BULAG pa pala dito…at saka BOPOL…he he he…

  • Anonymous

    it’s amazing that Ramos & Enrile became the ‘heroes’ of EDSA 1. After all the sins, kurakots, and abuse of power that they’ve done, the masses should’ve castrated these 2 in public. Yet Ramos became president and Enrile is still a Senator doing all the ‘under the table’ pocketing that he’s been doing for decades.

    Did any of the records reveal any of Ferdinand Marcos’ cross dressing habits?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      If not for the people who gathered at EDSA, Enrile including Ramos would have been bombed to death.

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is amazing. Castration would have been nice but they had no use of their balls even then as they were cowards.

  • Anonymous

    It may be too late to file cases against perpetrators of the martial law regime, but at least those documents should be known to all Filipinos so that we can learn our lessons.

  • Anonymous

    Hindi nga sinagot ng kampo ni Gloria noong preliminary investigation eh. Ibig sabihin, malakas ang ebidensya laban sa kaniya.

  • Anonymous

    “..The US always acts in accordance with United Nations rules and acts under wartime law..”

    Duh??? You mean there are no human rights violation in Guantanamo detention facility? You mean US had UN sanctions when it invaded Iraq?

  • Anonymous

    Someone has just told me that Marcos is in the Guinness Book of Records for having had the BIGGEST LOOT IN HISTORY.
    Check it out yourself if you would like to know more.  This is part of Philippine history unfortunately.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      It’s old.  The new record is now held by Gloria Arroyo.  Guiness always updates its records.

  • Anonymous

    How I remember the early days of Martial Law:

    I was a fourth year high school student when Martial Law was declared on Sept. 21, 1972, and that was my birthday.  That day, my friends and classmates were planning to go picnic, but decided to abandon the idea because that day there was a military alert in our town.  People were afraid.  We decided to stay home.

    Even the choice of my college degree had changed because of Martial Law.  After graduation from high school in March 1973, I was planning to take up law, but a lot of my friends, even my dad, discouraged me from taking up law, thus I took up engineering instead, and became an electrical engineer.

    Sometime in December 1972, just 2 months after Martial Law, I was selected as a participant to the 4-H club rally in UP Los Banos.  It was my first time to go to Manila after Martial Law, and I was really impressed how clean Manila was.  Everything seemed organized.  The traffic (there were a lot of AC’s during that time already), but the jeepney drivers were courteous and behaved.

    In August 1978, I was back to Manila again after 6 years of Martial Law to take the EE Board Exam, and  that time there was a lot of economic activities already, but still I saw discipline on the part of the drivers, the people, and Manila City was clean.

    If that kind of trend continued, we could have beaten Singapore.  Unfortunately, things turned for worse, and corruption seeped into the bureaucracy.  The military, the influential and the connected became abusive.  Until now that culture of corruption and abuse of power has persisted.

    With the declassifying of the Martial Law files, we might be able to take a glimpse of what actually happened, and from there, our government, and we Filipinos will be able to learn from it and do better to improve our beloved Philippines.  I hope I can still see this within my lifetime.  

     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      I’m not a fan of Marcos.  My uncle was killed by the driver-soldier of then Col. Abadilla, head of the notorious Metrocom’s MISG.  But there were so many benefits brought about by Martial Law and even Marcos’ governance.  Marcos had a vision.  He had many good projects that if implemented today would have helped the Filipinos.  But when Cory was selected (not elected) President, she stopped and canceled all Marcos projects even if some of these were beneficial to the people.  Anything identified with Marcos was removed.  So look at what we are today.

  • Anonymous

    How I remember the early days of Martial Law:

    I was a fourth year high school student when Martial Law was declared on Sept. 21, 1972,
    and that was my birthday.  That day, my friends and classmates were planning to go picnic, but decided to abandon the idea because that day there was a military alert in our town.  People were afraid.  We decided to stay home.

    Even the choice of my college degree had changed because of Martial Law.  After graduation from high school in March 1973, I was planning to take up law, but a lot of my friends, even my dad, discouraged me from taking up law, thus I took up engineering instead, and became an electrical engineer.

    Sometime in December 1972, just 2 months after Martial Law, I was selected as a participant
    to the 4-H club rally in UP Los Banos.  It was my first time to go to Manila after Martial Law, and I was really impressed how clean Manila was.  Everything seemed organized.  The traffic (there were a lot of AC’s during that time already), but the jeepney drivers were courteous
    and behaved.

    In August 1978, I was back to Manila again after 6 years of Martial Law to take the EE Board Exam, and  that time there was a lot of economic activities already, but still I saw discipline on the part of the drivers, the people, and Manila City was clean.

    If that kind of trend continued, we could have beaten Singapore.  Unfortunately, things turned for worse, and corruption seeped into the bureaucracy.  The military, the influential and the connected became greedy and abusive.  Until now that culture of corruption, greed and abuse of power has persisted.

    With the declassifying of the Martial Law files, we might be able to take a glimpse of what actually happened, and from there, our government, and we Filipinos will be able to learn from it and do better to improve our beloved Philippines.  I hope I can still see this within my lifetime.

    • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

      can’t we just follow Davao City’s government, yes, they practice democracy like the rest of the Philippines but their mayor was able to balance freedom and discipline at the same time. Their mayor was able to keep the entire city disciplined while giving it’s citizens the right to do whatever they want as long as it doesn’t harm anyone at all. Can’t the entire Philippines do the same, too?

  • Anonymous

    “Indeed, even President Aquino may be interested to examine the files gathered by the Isafp about his father”.

    Can’t we just move on? Philippines can’t move forward by dragging it back to this cold case.

  • Anonymous

    The Agrava Fact-Finding Board! Did they find it, the truth? Naahh! Actually the dictator and mrs dictator liked that Board and its results. The people were Agravated hahaha!

  • Anonymous

    Its a good move to have this documents available to  historians and scholars to have a disppasionate and objective assessment of what happens before and during martial law years.  Perhaps in the years to come, a historian will confirm based on this records how NINOY AQUINO  co-founded and organized the NEW PEOPLES ARMY with Kumander DANTE- one of the HACIENDA  LUISITA workers in order to fight MARCOS!  What a shame! A respected senator of the Republic willing to embrace its enemy in order to promote his selfish political ambition.

    • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

      co-founded and organized?! really? you have proof of this?

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Marcos once said a saying that runs this way.  ”There can be economic stability without Demoracy but there can be no Democracy without stability.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Too much freedom is also bad.  Too much democracy is also bad.  A country cannot move on with so much democracy.  Look at socialist countries and non-democratic countries like China.  Are they not now more successful that democratic countries?

      • Anonymous

        That is why Marcos is correct. No economic stability no way to have true democracy.

  • Anonymous

    I remember the firing squad of Lim Seng (Chinese Drug Trafficker) during Martial Law, …being shown every end of  any movie in all theaters…tumahimik lahat …di ka pwede palakad lakad na mahaba ang buhok….lol…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Lim Seng was actually Enrile’s compadre.  Enrile attempted to help him escape out of the country but failed.  After Lim’s execution, drug trades disappeared.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Ha, ha…JPE…old “Manong Johnny”.  What a history he has…not all clean, mind you! 

  • Anonymous

    Lee Kuan Yew established an authoritarian government in Singapore.. People can’t do anything but to follow and obey… There is no huge resistance…

    In the Philippines, Filipinos don’t want to follow and obey… Everyone want to be the boss, the master, the leader, the head.. There is a huge resistance.

    I don’t know much about Philippine history, but prior to Martial Law, is Marcos presidency in 1965-1969′s already corrupt? If not, why do people showed much resistance on Marcos rule??? I guessed it is because, Communism and Mao indoctrination was so popular during that time… There was US versus communism… The activists were embracing Mao and Communism…. and not because they hated Marcos for being corrupt???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    My take on martial law is that,

    Ordinary citizens supported it because it made the whole country disciplined and safe. 

    The leftists hated it because thy were hunted down. 

    The media despised it  because they claim they lost freedom of expression but truth is they were actually being made to adhere to responsible journalism.

    And the oligarchs hated it because they cannot make alot of money because they were being watched closely by the state.

    So for me, a disciplined and safe state with a strong leadership is precisely what the Philippines need yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    Masyado na corrupt at hindi na natatakot ang bawat pilipino.  Lalo lang lumakas ang loob ng mga criminal, communist na parang nakawala sa koral ng baboy mula nung EDSA revolution at pinalala pa ng weak leaderahip ni Cory Aquino.

    Kaya ako, even if I did not directly experience it, I prefer martial law.

    • Anonymous

      How about the desparecidos? The disappeared? Nope. You can have all the good things you enumerated WITHOUT martial law.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YBPJ6XZTSMFVWD3INTDE4JPZJ4 Timmy

      Very much agree !

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      The Communists and Leftist organizations were neutralized during the time of Marcos.  They were then spoiled by Cory appointing many leftists to government agencies who later became politicians.  You see them all around the Congress and Senate. 

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        Ruben…look up “The List of Political Families in the Philippines”…and “The List of Political Dynasties in the Philippines”.  There…you will find the answers. 

  • Anonymous

    Lee Kuan Yew established an authoritarian government in Singapore.. People can’t do anything but to follow and obey… There is no huge resistance…

    In the Philippines, Filipinos don’t want to follow and obey… Everyone want to be the boss, the master, the leader, the head.. There is a huge resistance.

    I don’t know much about Philippine history, but prior to Martial Law, is Marcos presidency in 1965-1969′s already corrupt? If not, why do people showed much resistance on Marcos rule???  I guessed it is because, Communism and Mao indoctrination was so popular during that time… There was US versus communism… The activists were embracing Mao and Communism…. and not because they hated Marcos for being corrupt???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Incidentally, Lee Kuan Yew’s idol was Marcos.  Lee protested against Marcos’ ouster.

      • Anonymous

        i don’t have any idea about that.. you might be right.

  • Anonymous

    ….and may curfew…di ka pwede pakalat kalat sa kalye na walang dahilan….and believe or not malinis!…pag binaybay mo and EDSA lahat ng side ng bangketa…tambak ng kalburo sa puti!

  • Anonymous

    One thing that we should imprint in our minds and  remember during those dark days of martial law abuses…MARCOS…Never again …never let a Marcos again as President….

    • Touch_Me_Nuts

      You must be addressing your message to the Filipino people, punk! Where ever you are, did you know that you’re the most intelligent Filipino that was ever born? Don’t expect those simpletons to comprehend your lofty ideas. You’re one of a kind, and might as well keep it to yourself for your own good health. Why don’t you instead recruit your wife to your side, and let’s see if she will follow your own shadow. I bet you, you can’t even walk and much more write your name when the next Marcos comes up and run for president. Gets mo?

  • Anonymous

    During Martial law declaration.. we have two close family friends works for Marcos insiders as intelligence, they do the midnight operation as KM(Kabataang Makabayan) painting red slogans all over the wall in our city. Year later, they become an intelligence officers in the Police force and AFP….6 years later, both were shot at the back of their head by unknown hitman…..and that’s Martial Law.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Do you think it’s not happening today?  It doesn’t have to be Martial Law.  Look at the Maguindanao massacre.

      • The_Great_Barrier_Grief

        That was “Arroyo’s Law”, according to the Gospel of Ampatuan! 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah!!! my man….Martial Law…GMA style!!!

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        Ruben wrote, in response to jakesanjose:
        Do you think it’s not happening today?  It doesn’t have to be Martial Law.  Look at the Maguindanao massacre. Link to comment

  • Anonymous

    Don’t let those memories of so called Disciple crap blur your minds…People were scared..Crime was not  low as they claim…they just were.not reported by media on instructiosn of then Information Minister Kit tatad and Defense Minister Enrile.  

  • Anonymous

    Fr. Pops wherever you are tell this government in any way that you were a victim of impunity……..you are just one of too many victims of human rights…..just like those mendiola massacre under cory, hacienda luisita massacre and other victims since cory’s presidency upto now……

  • Anonymous

    Why authoritarianism was successful in Singapore and not in the Philippines during Marcos rule?

    Prior to Marcos declaration of Martial Law, Maoism and Communism is flourishing. That idealism divided the Philippines.

  • Anonymous

    to redmaxela–where you there during martial law…..? Corruption was very much present and there were no critic to expose it coz they were neutralized and threatened or worst they disppeared. Mind you even those who have not even part of any distablization or critics of Marcos were likewised harassed.. Peace and order? They were not reported coz Marcos was wise to make it appear Philippines was safe for everyone…There were abuses more than you could imagine and none of them who commited it were taken to justice. The Displinado pinoy ;;;sa ikauunlad ng bayan  disciplina was self serving for Marcos new society.

  • Anonymous

    ang paglabas ng usapin martial law o yun dokumento ng panahon ng martial law ay isang gatong ng kasalukuyang administrasyon.  gusto nilang ipaalala na ang pamilya Aquino ang tumapos sa martial law at kaya dapat maging mataas ang tiwala ng sambayanang Filipino.

    hindi ito sulosyon upang tapusin ang issue ng TRABAHO, KALINISAN, SEGURIDAD at EKONOMIYA.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

      What a shortsighted take on the news. The fight against corruption is the first step for progress. With lower corruption, businesses are up and about, produces more jobs, promotes cycle of money changes and triggers a good economy.

      Stay in Singapore, boy. May you learn more and go back later on to be a more fruitful citizen of this country.

      • Anonymous

        2 years na lumipas ija at laban pa rin sa corruption!  e isang kaso pa lang ibinato ni Abnoy at hindi pa nga matatawag na corruption kasi ELECTORAL SABOTAGE and demanda.  tulog ka ba?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

        hahaha. parang sinasabi mo na “Hoy awat na, huwag naman mga corrupt lang asikasuhin nyo, yung mga bopols naman na gaya ko” – BatangSIngapore

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    Rosales, Abad, Alex Padilla, Llamas and many other officials in PNoys government are known Leftists. Ganoon din ang composition ng government ni Cory noon. God bless the Philippines!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    And the only son of Cory scrapped all GMA government contracts with local and foreign companies because he said all were tainted with corruption. This made foreign investors to recast their eyes on other Asian countries. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Pnoy was absolutely right in scratching all GMA’s contracts while Cory was partly correct in canceling all Marcos projects.

  • Anonymous

    If many of us are keen observers, we should have noticed  that SEN SALONGA – the Honorary LP President did not not  openly endorsed the presidential nomination of PNoy. Perhaps the memories of the Plaza Miranda Bombing is still fresh in his mind. When the bomb explodes, all the top Party  honchos are there except NINOY AQUINO! It almost killed all of them.  Is it mere coincidence? With this subtle act of SALONGA, it is evident that he distrust the AQUINOS! Maybe this Martial Law Documents can she light more on this in the future and we can truthfully gleaned what the AQUINOS really are in their character!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Hey BatangSIngapore or MamangSIngapore, Electoral sabotage is corruption at its purest form. Grade four ka pa rin ba sir?

    It doesnt take a fourth grader to understand that. Your comments here in Inquirer shows your ignorance and a waste of internet space. 

    Corruption is the lost of integrity and your Boss, GMA and FG, are the epitome of corrupt people. Kasama ka na rin dun kasi you promote them. Prove it otherwise with a more meaningful post. 

    • Anonymous

      umaaktong abugaga ka pero hindi ako bababa sa level mo at paniwalain na ang electoral sabotage ay corruption.  maghanap ka ng ibang maloloko ng sa gayon ay maidenta mo ang mga sinasabi mo.

      goodluck ija at pagkatandaan ang naniniwala sa Abnoy na Presidente ay Abnoy din naman.  :))

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

        You cant really put up a good sensible comment batangSinagpore. Shows your lack of education and trying so hard to be recognized. I am not Pro-aquino, I am pro-Philippines. 

        Address the issue and dont be a crying toddler calling people names. How do you define corruption sir?

        Here’s how i define it: A fake president who plunders government money and a boy from Singapore who supports her corrupt ways. 

        This country is tired of people like you. Grow up and be a man.

      • Anonymous

        tignan mo nga naman epekto ng paniniwala sa ginagawa ng Abnoy na Presidente.  sinasabi ko nga sayo at maliwanag na walang ginagawang mabuti ang kasalukuyang administrasyon.  ginagamit lang nila ang lahat ng pwedeng pagusapan upang pagtakpan ang dapat at tamang ginagawa.

        bakit mo ilalabas ang usaping martial law gayon ang dapat na inilalabas ay report ng TRABAHO, KALINISAN, SEGURIDAD at EKONOMIYA ng bansa.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

        Trabaho: Get back to wortk at baka masisante ka dyan boy. Unemployment rate has gone down.
        Kalinisan: Linisin ang mga corrupt sa gobyerno. medyo marami raming trabaho yan. Start with the big fish and let it trickle down the organization. Leadership by example.Seguridad: Huwag lahat ilagay ng security forces sa VMMC. BatangSingapore, baka gust mong ma-aasign sa VMMC?Ekonomiya: The studies have pointed out that poor political stability and corruption are factors that discourage investors to come here. And people like you batangsingapore add up to that factor. Be a man, dude. 

      • Anonymous

        ang kulit mo lingo ngayon hahhahahha. sabog ka ba?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

        hindi, inspired sa mga gaya mo sir. kulang ka e.

      • Anonymous

        masakit talaga mabasa o madinig ang katotohanan.  kailangan mo ito tangapin ng sa gayon magising ang mga tulad mo sa totoong tinatahak ng ating pamahalaan.

        ang pagsuway sa itinakda ng batas ay mas malala pa sa corruption.  ang corruption ay ginagamitan ng utak upang makapagnakaw.  subalit ang pagsunod sa batas ay hindi na kailangan gamitan ng utak, sundin at ayunan mo lang ito.  sa ganang akin mas pinaka malalang kasalanan iyan.

        uulitin ko, hindi dapat ang usapin o dokumento ng martial law ang ibinibigay sa publiko kundi ang dokumentong nagsaad ng TRABAHO, KALINISAN, SEGURIDAD at EKONOMIYA.  ano ito lokohan, ang kailangan ko yun kasalukuyan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    What is happening now in our country is like this: A housewife was cooking a food. But she could not forget her fight with her neighbor. So she stepped out of her house and at the top of her voice shouting vindictives against her neighbor. She really has a penchant of picking a fight. After tens of minutes, she saw a smoke coming from her kitchen. And her house was razed to the ground. In this story who is PNoy, and GMA; what is the meaning of the food and what is the representation of the house?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      The house was Pnoy and the fire was GMA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    The fight against corruption should continue with our strong will but let’s also trigger economic exercises by increasing wise government spending!

    Batang Singapore, back to work na sir. Baka masisante ka pa dyan  at mapabilang ka pa sa unemployment rate sa Pinas. Cheers!

    • Anonymous

      Franzeline kung isa kang empleyado ng Abnoy nating presidente,  o ni mahaba at matulis na baba ni Robredo o di kaya ay alila ni De Lima.  o Bayaran ng administrasyon ay mas makakabuting huwag mo ako ihanay sa iyo.  sapagkat araw ngayon ng lingo.

  • Anonymous

    ganunpaman, mas alam ng nakakarami ang dulot ng martial law at kontribusyon ng sino.  alam nilang hindi namatay si Ninoy ng dahil sa pagmamahal sa bansa, namatay si Ninoy dahil sa takot ni Danding.  Naupo si Cory bilang presidente sapagkat wala naman iba kalaban si Marcos. hindi si cory ang nadudyok na umalsa ang people power.  ginusto ito ng taong bayan dahil karamihan sa kanila ay usisero at usisera sa laban ng dalawang kampo sa EDSA.

    ginagamit lamang ito ng kasalukuyan administrasyon upang maging gatong sa paniniwala sa Abnoy na Presidente.

  • Anonymous

    others said that martial law is evil in the MARCOS ADMINISTRATION during his watch, but after the so called ICON OF DEMOCRACY took power, this country becomes the haven of undisciplined Filipinos, rebels, drug dealers, smugglers, rapist, killers, robbers, kidnap for ransom gang, carjackers, Attack, Blackmail and Collect (ABC) media people etc., etc…., at the end of the day, i realized the good vision of MARCOS, a vision. that has no match to the vision of CORY, RAMOS, ERAP, GMA and this administration…I was brainwashed during my younger days in believing that martial law is bad, but as the day goes by, I realized that Martial Law is bad only to the few activist, rich people and ambitious politicians, but it is good and beneficial to the poor and ordinary people…MARCOS  is only human and i believed that he has the heart and mind to make this country great but he was only politicized by the rich, ambitious and vindictive people in this country, who, after in power, proves nothing at all, as this country under their watch becomes only a PIECE OF JUNK!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

      Cory and Erap did not have vision for the country. Review their economic perormances.

      • Anonymous

        Why you do not review? Economy under the “dropout” Erap was much better and prices much lower than under the Ateneo  graduate Noynoy who studied  his economy lessons, not as a superbright rontrunner, under his professor Gloria.Arroyo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Erap might lack education and not as smart as the others.  But he had a very good cabinet and competent economic team at that time.

      • Anonymous

        Agree…
        Eraps brod-in-law is Dean of U.P. Isn’t he?
        Si PNoy, si Kris lang

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Crying Batang SIngapore: If you support a corrupt fake president, you are also in one way corrupt!

    • Anonymous

      naiintindihan mo ba sinasabi mo sa  fake na president.  diba’t nakakulong na nga sa VMMC. ano pa ba gusto mo? hindi mo ba alam sino presidente ngayon? si NoyNoy Abnoy Cojuangco Aquino III.  sya ang kasalukuyan presidente ng Pilipinas.

      hilo kang babae ka.

      • Anonymous

        Batangsingapore!  Yang klase ng pagpapalitan nyo ng kasalutan ni Franzeline Perdubal ay nagsasalarawan ng kauri ng paguugali ng Pilipino ngayon lalo sa mga kabataan.

        Kulang sa pag-galang sa isa’t isa, walang pagsa-alangalang sa kabila, walang pangudangan sa pananalita.  Natural na mambastos sa kapwa lalo na kapag di magkaharap!

        Pati babae binabastos.  Ganyan malamang pinalaki ang mga ganyang klaseng tao sa pamamahay ng kanilang magulang o kasambahay…puro walang modo!

        Sabagay di ka nagiisa dito…marami pang ibang katulad ng mga sulat mo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Hey BatangSIngapore or MamangSIngapore, Electoral sabotage is corruption at its purest form. 
    Corruption is the lost of integrity and your Boss, GMA and FG, are the epitome of corrupt people. Kasama ka na rin dun kasi you promote them. Prove it otherwise with a more meaningful post.

    Kung maikulong at ma convict ang mga taong to: Chavit Singson, FG Arroyo, Ephraim Genuino, Benjamin Abalos, Virgilio Garcillano at mga Ampatuans, mababawasan ang kawatan at walanghiya sa gobyerno.

    You talk about security and progress when you are not aware that the fight against corruption is the start of it all!  

    • Anonymous

      huwag mo sa akin sabihin yan duon mo sabihin at isigaw o isampal sa kasalukuyan administrasyon.  tsaka mo ako balikan dito at ireport sa akin kung pinakingan ka nila at sinunod.  goodluck ija.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    My favorite guy in Inquirer: BatangSIngapore aka Edgar and Basyong. 

  • Y2012 Yearend

    These declassified martial law documents would be worthless if they do not tell the truth about who perpetrated the Ninoy Aquino assassination, which for sure Mrs. Marcos knows about. Truth is the main important factor before reconciliation and healing begin.

  • Anonymous

    sadyang inililihim nila kung sino Pumatay kay Ninoy ang dahilan ay hindi upang bumuo ng panibagong kaaway, kundi ang pagkamatay ni Ninoy ay isang malaking kahihiyan.

    huwag natin sabihin ayaw ni Cory at ng kanyang mga anak na malaman ng sambayan pilipinas kung sino ang totoong nagpapatay.  madali nilang sabihin ang dating diktador, lalo na at si Cory at NoyNoy mismo ang naging presidente ng Pilipinas.  pero bakit hindi? sapagkat ang sarili nilang kamag anak ang nagpapatay nito.  kung ikaw ang tumayo kay Cory ay nanaisin mo pa ba malaman ito ng publiko lalong higit na wala ka naman tunay na kakampi.  prinotektahan niya ang kaligtasan ng kaniyang mga anak.  hindi naman sila makapunta sa mga Aquino sapagkat galit din ang lahi nila sa mga Cojuangco, dahil sa pagkamatay ni Ninoy.

  • Anonymous

    And now? The Agrava board cleared Marcos, even the Cory appointed new trial could not find Marcos ordering the killing.   If the submitted papers are not altered, it would make all the Aquino tirades against Marcos baseless. Not to mention that the doubtless very intelligent Marcos hardly would order this in front of thousands of Aquino supporters and somany reporters. For few thousand Dollars, Ninoy would have died in USA by “a “traffic accident”.
    The soldiers accused Danding Cojuangco but as a relative of Cory, never this was investigated. Abd the communists? Remember the blaming that one evening Ninoy and the mayordomo of Luisita left the house armed and from this time the communist leader oof the Luisita worlers union has not been seen again. He was leading the claims of the union for land distribution due to the loan contract with GSIS. It is not too farfetched in view of the killing of workers at Luisita 2004.
    So, what is to expect from these papers? Another truth to justify the Aquino hate against Marcos?   Or would Noynoy issue an apology? Hardly, at least not now when he says that he knows better than the courts what is good and what not.

  • Anonymous

    at iyan din ang simula ng pagkalugmok ng lahing Filipino sa kamay ng mga Intsik.  sinimulan ang pag alis ng karapatan maging regular ng mga empleyado.  ng dahil sa batas na ginawa ni Cory na naglalayon gamitin ang agency system.  na kung saan mawawalan ng responsibilidad ang bawat kompanya sa kaniyang empleyado.  at ang iba ay nasusulat na sa history book.

  • Anonymous

    IF marcos did not declare martial LAW we are not indeed a communist run country, like BURMA, LAO, nevertheless…as these connivers (TABAKO,CORY,MBC,SIN) was able to kick Marcos we are still by far now very close to BURMA and LAO….yet let’s be careful as BURMA change is course of GOVERNMENT we might as well becoming lower than them…maiiwan din tayo sa tabtaban…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    Nobody ever thought of the Imelda-Danding  operation?  Marcos didn’t order the killing and have no prior knowledge. He found out later only. He was eating an apple when he heard from the news that Ninoy was assassinated. He saw Imelda and he threw that part eaten apple and she got hit in her chest. this was witnessed by the maids present at that time. Marcos knew who has the hidden agenda in the assassination.  
        One more important thing to consider. One of Ninoy’s security escorts named Moreno was Imelda’s inanak sa Kasal.  Moreno was originally from Leyte.  

  • Anonymous

    ang batas militar nuon ay inilaan lamang sa mga katungaling politika at hindi para sa mamayan.  pagmasdan ninyo kung bakit puros rally at protest ang larawan sumisimbolo ng martial law.  hindi dahil pinid ang karapatan ng tao kundi ang karapatan lamang ng politika.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    Here are the names; Imelda, Danding, Gen. Luther Custudio, Gen. Fabian Ver, Irwin Ver,  Moreno.

  • Anonymous

    ang kalinisan at seguridad nuon ay sigurado.  sapagkat kapag ikaw ay nawala ay 100% militar ang gumawa.  pero sa kasalukuyan walang sino man ang pwedeng pagkatiwalaan ng ating kaligtasan at seguridad gayong tayo ay nasa demokratikong pamahalaan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RKI7SMSFDZ6GFUV4SELD7G4H4 Vincent

    “the documents have been declassified and handed over to the CHR to make them eventually accessible to the public.”

    …meaning pwde ng ilabas at hindi na makakaapekto sa mga kasaluluyan pang nanunungkulan sa gobyerno.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RKI7SMSFDZ6GFUV4SELD7G4H4 Vincent

    weather-weather lang naman yan..ano ang nagbago dito:Marcos-US, Aquino-US, Ramos-US, Estrada-US, Arroyo-US, etc…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Never Erap-US.  Ayaw ng US si Erap.  Gusto ngang lutuin ang election kaya lang sobra ang laki ng boto ni Erap.  Ang ginawa na lang ng US hinintay makaupo si Erap saka pinatalsik.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2RKI7SMSFDZ6GFUV4SELD7G4H4 Vincent

     ”Si Marcos talaga ang nanalo noong snap election ng may one million vote”

    …natawa ako dun ha…hanggang ngayon ba yan ang paniwala mo?

    • JJF724

      hahaha … what a joke!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Tumawa ka ng gusto mo pero iyan ang tutoo.

  • Anonymous

    There is always one point  covered up. Ninoy did not go back just for to help Marcos to better the situation. All what awaited him at home was jail and execution.He was accused by US politicians to be the mastermind and financier of the Manila hotel bombings to shy away dollar bringing tourists and business. He was threatened to stop his activities against an US ally or being deported back nome. The bombings stopped, no match to the threatened deportation?

    • JJF724

      you are the most LIAR.  Ninoy is one of the victim of that boming by MARCOS.

      • Anonymous

        Which Marcos bombing? The bombings at Manila hotels have nothing to do with the Miransa bombing. and US senators accused him for being behind the violence and that he is making propaganda against an ally of the USA during his granted political asylum for to strip the Marcos regims of incoming foreign currencies to import needed foreign goods. I can assure you, I was in Manila at that times and have seen the burned buildings, including hospital. Marcos really had really no reason to damage his own economy. Interesting too, that Ninoy just “cancelled” his two covenents for his allowed leave, returning and no political statements during his stay at USA” by saying a deal with the devil uis not a deal at all”. Therefore, one has only to call the deal partner a devil and can break promises and contracts. Very similar to what Noy is doing now with law and constitution.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, Ninoy also faked his death, he shot himself…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      If Ninoy was not assassinated, he and the Aquino family would not be popular.  Thanks to his killers for making him popular.

  • Anonymous

    Well those documents that is kept secret for 30 years is already a historical data. Perhaps it may happen again in the future, for “history repeats itself”. Human rights abuses has its many forms. That is why let us not not forget those people who had been victims of the abuses especially committed by the rich and the powerful in the country.

  • Anonymous

    Great news, now PNoy & congress need to pass the FOI bill so the public will know what really transpired during Martial Law on top of getting access to gov’t.  valuable information paid by taxpayers. It’s undeniable that abuses were committed under Martial Law but there are few who thought that was justified – we the public would like to know the truth. It’ll be great unbiased books will be eventually written abt. the Marcos & Martial Law era.

    Btw, some commented that it was better during ML years for people were more disciplined & that there was order during the ML years, that’s probably true in Manila but not in Davao – it was then called the “Killing Fields” & “Nicaragdao”. Summary executions/liquidations/salvagings were the norm. It was only after ML & late in 1980′s when Rodrigo Duterte came to power that the city finally enjoyed peace & order.

    • Anonymous

      RE680, there’s so many books already written about Marcos and during the Martial Law era.  Just Google it.  You can get even right now from Amazon. Or first off, Wikipedia has a good coverage about it, and about every big incident that happened in the Philippines, aside from the Marcos era, Imelda Marcos, like Hello Garci,  various mutinies, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Ano na naman ito? Pantakip sa mga kabastosan ng administrasyong ito?  Hahaha.  Obvious naman, this is part of crisis management ng bastos na gobyernong ito!

    • http://twitter.com/MokalidBDiagao Mokalid B. Diagao

      Are you a member of “Corruptor Gang”  Kung hindi makatulong para sa kabutihan, tumahimik ka na lang a kulang ka sa pansin.

    • Anonymous

      Why did you say bastos na gobyerno, Herculian?  Explain yourself.

      • Anonymous

        don’t need to explain. This is like a gaga gogo mickey mouse government. with sponge bob Abnoy followers.

    • Anonymous

      Kwentong kutsero! They can always say Cory was a sex maniac,
      Erap is celibate, Gloria is a saint and Marcos has the best heart of
      them all…know what I mean! Move up and keep the country going, take
      your part so that the future will be brighter for you and your children!

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      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

        Ikaw ang ignorante dahil d mo pa alam yun. Tuloy pa din ang  buhay ko. at meron ng magandang kinabuksan ang mga anak ko dahil nagtatrabaho ako para sa kanila. Walang mali naman cguro na malaman ng hind nakakalam ang sinabi ko. ETO ULITIN KO….

        No panu kaya ang hacienda luisita anung klaseng coruption yun. Alam mo ba na binili ng gobyerno un para sa Aquino at Coujangco at ang kasunduan ay ibabalik sa magsasaka after 10 years. Kung hindi corrupt si Cory at PEnoy bakit hindi naibalik sa magsasaka? Panahon ni cory na basura ang kasong ito. Panahon no Penoy, gobyerno pa ang mag babayad sa kanila. Para maiintindihan mo. Panuurin mo sa youtube, AQUINO COJUANGCO. Dun din makikita kung ilan ang pinatay nila…….Eto nalang kung hindi sila corrupt gahaman at kung sila ay mgaling “ANU BA ANG TARLAC NGAYON”

        Kung ayaw mo maniwala mag researh ka….Kagang

  • Anonymous

    Will these documents be available on-line? If so, can anyone give the website address?

  • Anonymous

    there were 2 reports submitted by the agrava fact finding commission. one by Corazon Agrava alone and one by the majority of the commission. i wonder w/c one is it that they declassified.
    it would be nice to read them especially the majority report, i hope the CHR put it online, i guess it won’t affect anybody now, but it would be nice to know what was really on that report because the prosecutor then of the 26 conspirators that was tried, never used the findings of the commission and insisted on the military version of the assasination.

  • No Offense

    MARCOS, ARROYO, ERAP are the most corrupt presidents in history.
    Magpasalamat ang Pilipinas decent leaders rise to bring back pride in ourselves.
    Look back– 
    to save the country from Marcos– there’s Cory Aquino.
    From Gloria– there’s Noynoy Aquino.
    At kung wala si Noynoy, Si Erap uli ang nasa Malakanyang.
    Get real people.
    And stop these convoluted arguments and analyses para lang makatira kay Noynoy.

    And for those simpletons who think the declassified document is just about Ninoy assassination, go get some smartening pill. This is martial law unmasked. It’s gonna hit the Marcoses hardest.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

      No panu kaya ang hacienda luisita anung klaseng coruption yun. Alam mo ba na binili ng gobyerno un para sa Aquino at Coujangco at ang kasunduan ay ibabalik sa magsasaka after 10 years. Kung hindi corrupt si Cory at PEnoy bakit hindi naibalik sa magsasaka? Panahon ni cory na basura ang kasong ito. Panahon no Penoy, gobyerno pa ang mag babayad sa kanila. Para maiintindihan mo. Panuurin mo sa youtube, AQUINO COJUANGCO. Dun din makikita kung ilan ang pinatay nila…….Eto nalang kung hindi sila corrupt gahaman at kung sila ay mgaling “ANU BA ANG TARLAC NGAYON”

      • Anonymous

        You seem ignorant or you are probably a crab! Get a life, man!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WR4C4UEXKKVSJZWDL3FINNRQU Buddha Follower

        ignorant about what? 

        about Hacienda Luisita being bought by government money for the Cojuangcos with the stipulation that it will be distributed to farmers after a decade?

        about your heroine, cory aquino, doing everything to not include Hacienda Luisita in the land distribution?

        about your hero, penoy, who promised to distribute HL during campaign season only to turn his back after winning and now singing a different tune? That of paying the land grabbers, errr land owners, justifiable amounts?

        about penoy saying he wanted freedom of information act passed before he became president because it was the “in” thing in order to do after 10 corrupt years from arroyo? then later on reneging on his promise and now trying all his best to make it a toothless law? is he hiding skeletons in his closets? aside from doubts lingering about his sexuality?

        about penny not showing ANY FORM OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS except tolerating mendicancy by even increasing the funds intended for this very corrupt and sorry excuse for charity, the conditional cash transfer program? how much is dinky the weirdo solemn getting out of this? how about her so called “civic society”? I bet all of his “civic society” mates are enrolled in this CCT program.

        i think we both know between you and rocky92, you’re the clueless guy who just clings on to penoy’s golden nuts. for what? go learn your history.

      • Anonymous

        most of the beneficiaries of the CCT are Pnoy’s yellow army.  this is corruption at its worst.  never can this useless program alleviate poverty and it is focus to one group which is similar to his fight against corruption which is focus to one individual

    • Anonymous

      Bulahin mo lelang mo very corrupt din si Aquino pagnatapos na term niya lalabas ang totoo na bakla siya este corrupt din siya. he he he he he he

      • Anonymous

        It is people like you who makes the Philippines what it is today and, unfortunately, a lot of sane people have to contend with to reach the goal of tuwid na daan.

    • Anonymous

      search the Aquino-Cojuangco Oligarchs para matauhan ka

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OVYTK4VFUQAFZUKIXUPG5S6MI Raquel

    My dad is a retired military officer (Philippine Constabulary) and was assigned for the most part at the intelligence unit of PC. I hope CHR will release all the information gathered by ISAPF to the public, cause when my dad settled here in the US I use to here him tell alot of stories regarding the Aquino family to my husband who just retired from the military, and one of the stories is about the personality Pnoy, as well as his/her sexual preference and psychological set up….we all know a lot about the Marcos family, but nothing at all about the Aquino family, this Isapf report will reveal a lot what really is all about the Aquino’s and their skeletons in the closet, as well as Pnoy’s skeleton in the closet, who he really is, is there truth about his promiscuity or is it just a show just to hide the fact that he is bisexual, not to mention his nervous breakdown during his college years, which the Aquino clan tried very hard to hide this story….

    • Anonymous

      Kwentong kutsero! They can always say Cory was a sex maniac, Erap is celibate, Gloria is a saint and Marcos has the best heart of them all…know what I mean! Move up and keep the country going, take your part so that the future will be brighter for you and your children!

  • Anonymous

    Truly paves the way towards, “tuwid na daan!” A drop of rain seems insignificant! But many drops thereafter eventually gets it going. Patience is really a virtue. Have faith! God rules!

  • Anonymous

    may bago pa ba jan sa dokumentong inilabas?  pati ba naman kayo nagpapaloko pa, alam na alam naman na ninyo mga nangyari dahil inilabas na lahat iyan sa media nun panahon ni cory.  para kayong mga batang nagpapaloko sa Abnoy.

  • jaq.george

    My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for those who fought and lost their lives in order to restore human rights in this nation. Many suffered irreparable damage to their body and mind. Torture in different forms (mental and physical) was used to silence the critics. Many disappeared without a trace. My heart goes out to those victims whose souls are crying in silence, longing for justice…

    Some of those martial law conspirators are still alive and in our midst. Some act like they are innocent, some elected to office, some are still in active service.

    May I ask them a question?

    Will you tell us the truth before you leave this earth? Truth about what really happened during those cruel martial law days? Telling the whole truth will set us all free….
     

    • Anonymous

      one thing is obvious,  Philippines was in much better position economically and militarily during the first few years of martial law.  Many of the so-called victims of martial law were the rich obligarchs who operated with impunity by having their own private armies.  Before martial law,  it was just like survival of the fittest,  the law of the jungle.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

        Example was the Singson-Crisologo war in Ilocos.  Ironically, one is now Congressman and another Governor who are now friends.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WR4C4UEXKKVSJZWDL3FINNRQU Buddha Follower

      we can start asking Penoy’s infamous uncle who stole the coconut levy fund and used it to buy shares of stocks in blue chip corporations. Money Laundering at its best. Same with Cory and her family.

      Holy s! Danding and Cory are Penoy’s relatives. But I guess he knew that already and like the slacking clueless president that he is, he won’t do a thing.

      He can also ask Danding who killed Ninoy. He might have an idea who since he’s closer to Marcos than to Ninoy. But then the Aquino family wouldn’t want to go that direction so as not to harm Ninoy’s hero status and Cory’s as well.

  • Anonymous

    daang matuwid nga , pero paatras ang lakad, hindi na naka-move on itong si pnoy, ang plano sa future para sa bansang pilipinas, palibhasa ang utak nito pang barangay level lang… tsk tsk tsk kawawang pinas, pag minamalas ka nga naman, oh sya sige sa mga pnoy jan, magsamasama na kayo , tutal naman mga utak at pangangatuwiran puro baluktot.

    • Anonymous

      mas mabuti na sa kanya kaysa sayo na utak tuta, kakawagkawag ang buntot

  • Anonymous

    grabe naman ang the daily tribune..tatawagin pa namang MR. BS AQUINO ang pangulo..walang araw tumira tong The Daily Tribune kay AbnoY..Si De Quiros kung kelan lang tumira kay ABS-CBN kung lumabas ang kulom niya..Pero sa daily tribune araw-araw…kaya ung mga bisnis men parang naniniwala na sa patutsada ng The daily Tribune..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Biglang naging pro-GMA nga ang Tribune.

      • Anonymous

        tama ka, pero baka yan ang policy ng tribune, go against the incumbent….maybe good… cause this add up in the president list to consider as worst scenario, in making logical decision.
        Parang, life is unfair…but it is how you make it fair…balance na.

  • http://twitter.com/bdelfiero Benjie

    A society that recognizes human rights has a future of peace and
    progress. It is a society that has equal terms for the poor and the
    rich.-Franzeline Perdubal

    Hey daydreamer!Were you in a coma all these years? iha nasa bansang Pilipinas ka kaya gumising ka sa katotohanan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    the isafp guys must laughing right now because they can finally use the room where those documents are stored plus they can save on the money intended for the disposal of those useless documents.

    does the chr really believe that they can extract anything of value on a worthless heap of redacted papers? well, black-ops, wet and dirty jobs aren’t exactly documented on black and white isn’t it?

    hahaha, kita mo nga naman parang itinadhana ng panahon dahil sa tinagal-tagal ay nanilaw na ang mga papeles, ang paboritng kulay ng haring taga tarlac. tamang tama at bagay na bagay talaga na pamunas ng wetpu ni rosales at ng boss niyang may-ari ng hacienda luisita.

    yehey…. free toilet papers all year round.

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    this should be made a required reading for Bong Bong Marcos and his siblings to jog their memories of the scale of brutality and terror during the reign of their ‘honorable’ father.

    gloria makapal-arroyo will look like a little cherub compared to marcos with this expose.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S2UQGGNN35EUOBNX4N5OBIBDUM Kromuel

    I heard di si Lapu-lapu nakapatay ki Magellan, dapat me massive, in-depth investigation at analysis dito, We are f$@@! up with this backward government.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      retro indeed

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    We have to make sure the quantum of proof is really beyond reasonable doubt.  That is a difficult task; case buildup alone is difficult,” he said.

    oh…. really paquito? the recurring hang over must probably be giving you a big headache lately

  • Anonymous

    kelan kaya magigising itong mga panatiko ng mga Cojuangco at Aquino?

    tandaan nyo Batas Militar ang usapan ng dokumentong iyan.  siguradong sigurado na kayong ididiin ng militar ang sarili nilang lumabag sa mga akusasyon laban sa kanila? hahahahahhahaha .  baka naman sa susunod na akusasyon ninyo ay dahil sa ISAFP ito nakatago ay binago nila ang dokumento!

    hindi lang Abnoy ang nangyayari ngayon sa ating bansa kundi pabalik, patiwarik at patuwad tuwad. hahahhahahaha.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYJ6UMGFRBCG2DYP3PXAAU4L7E Yoomiii

       Hi BatangSingapore. I’ve always posed question to anyone who criticize someone. What’s your option? I mean you don’t want Abnoy, but we all know the only legal option is to have him impeach. Assuming you do have the number (although at the moment this is impossible because the majority are administration congressmen), whom do you proposed to lead this country? Mike Arroyo?

      Hope you can suggest so that you will not be accused of just criticizing. For me, if you criticize you should also at the same time propose a solution. In this case, hope you can propose a better option for our country.

      • Anonymous

        sabi ni Bob Arum si Manny Pacquiao ang susunod na presidente ng Pilipinas, pero ayaw ko maniwala dito.  sa kasalukuyan mas gusto ko bigyan ng pangalawang pagkakataon ang minsan ay nasirang paglilingkod.  Erap o Bong2 Marcos.

        pero ang ibinoto ko ng nakaraang eleksyon ay si Manny Villar.  Magaling din si Chiz Escudero.

        basta’t kahit sino huwag lang ang at mga lider na tanging alam ay proteksyunan ang mga Oligarch.  ngayon pa lang sinasabi ko sa inyo na si NoyNoy Cojuangco Aquino III at Drillon ay sadyang pahirap lamang sa sambayang Pilipinas.  eto ang simula ng lalong pinatitibay na mga oligarch, na kung saan ay mas kahindik hindik kesa sa batas militar.

      • Anonymous

        Yoomiii, so ano sinasabi mo? Hindi mo ba napapansin? Nangangaral ka pero ginagawa mo na ngayon

  • Anonymous

    the present generation is being fed with bias information about the Martial Law.
    Because much of those who are in the media and in the politics today were leftists during the Martial law, their version of Martial law tries to convince people that Marcos regime was a dark chapter in our nation’s history. Martial law stories have two sides which people ought to see and understand based on personal judgement, not based on the accounts of those who opposed the Martial law. The point is, Martial law exists as an option, then and now. Our leader has the power to declare it. 
     

    • Anonymous

      These are military documents and the public will decide for themselves after reading the contents of these dosiers.  what spin can the media do when these classified documents will speak for itself?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    ang aga pa lang kampanya ka na. si erap nakita kong inum lang ng inum, plenty babes  bumaha ng alak sa pinas di ko alam kung bakit, was here then so i helped kick him out. gloria was the hope pero biggest magnanakaw …daw. i know she invited china to jointly explore the seabed of the Spratly’s area and now the chinese are capitalizing on this indiscretion. so batang singapore, with your wise experience you already endorsed erap, bongbong, escudero villar HAHAHA you are probably the most used tool of politicians … the ignorant

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VYVO5BIPX6WO4IGFRGIQE3P6HY Ruben

      Kailangan pa ba kumampanya si Erap?  Kung tatakbo siya bilang Mayor sa Manila, siguradong panalo siya.

  • Anonymous

    Pabalat bunga lang lahat yan. Its plain partisan politics by AKBAYAN for their yellow masters intended to demolish the Marcoses whom they consider as a re-surging threat to their political plans. Look who are the actors in this political sarsuela; the grand oligarchs Cojuangco-Aquino, their attack dogs from AKBAYAN led by expelled communists Etta Rosales et al plus the HYATT 10 versus the brood of the former dictator.

  • Anonymous

    Pro-Aquinos(or the Aquinos themselves) despise the Marcoses and label the late Ferdinand Marcos as dictator.

    But since the Aquinos also have greed for politics, they mobilized the people to overthrow the Marcoses so they could become the leader of the nation.

    But look at what they’re doing to the Philippines now. 
    The Aquinos/Cojuangcos are the dictators of Philippine society, in a subtle way. 
    It is their own version of dictatorship.

    If they are indeed worthy of becoming  great leaders, why have they failed to improve the economy, peace, and order in the country after EDSA 1? 

    What has Cory done to prove that EDSA 1 was indeed the most heroic move to end Martial law?

    What has Noynoy done even during his senatorial terms if he was indeed a son who characterize the heroic couple(according to their supporters) who toppled the late Marcos? Has he proven anything yet now that he is the President?
    Obviously, the Aquinos(look at PNoys decisions recently) have only proven one thing after EDSA 1:  
    THEY ARE HERE TO RULE. FOREVER.

  • Anonymous

    “Martial law papers out, Legacy, investment”

    This is already history, why go back to the past.
    To tell young people that Marcos were brutal people, that Marcos rule is the most savage in our history.
    Another hate message from Pnoy administration, after humiliating GMA and her administration.
    Marcos, Erap, GMA became infamous because of Aquinos.

    Pnoy administration is retrogress instead of progress.
    Instead of Pasulong, Paatras sa Tuwid na Daan.

    • Anonymous

      Forget about aquino, this is about the past.   I think you are consumed with politics.  This has nothing to with marcos alone nor aquino, but for new generations to understand an important history of the philippines. Understanding our past will guide the philippines to a better future. History is written for the new generations to learn lessons from the mistakes of the past.

      Dont you want your kids to know the history of the philippines?   Are you suggesting that we erase the 20 plus reign of marcos from the history of the philippines?

  • Anonymous

    Okey, NGARUD ! 
    Okey, nga agpayso !
    Ngem, apay nga nagbayagen ?

  • Anonymous

    Noong panahon ng Martial law ay ang panahon ng kagitingan ng mga nagwawagayway ng banderang pula. Matapos noon, sila ay naging panggulo kung ihahalintulad sa larong text ng mga bata; o kung sa Ingles naman, ‘irrelevant.’

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    Sa documents kaya na yun nasasabi kung sinu pumatay kay ninoy? Palagay ko wala kasi di naman si Marcos ang nagpapatay… hay KAMAG ANAK NG GANID…..



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