EDSA ’86 SPECIAL REPORT

US set 5 conditions to save Marcos

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(Last of two parts)

FINAL MOMENTS President Ferdinand Marcos speaks from the Malacañang balcony after the dictator’s inauguration in this Feb. 25, 1986, photo. With him are his wife, Imelda, and his son Bongbong in combat attire.
PHOTO CONTRIBUTED BY C. FERNANDEZ

As the nation hung on a knife-edge on Feb. 22, 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos signed a deal with an emissary of US President Ronald Reagan to keep him in power that included removing his wife, Imelda, and loyal security chief Gen. Fabian Ver, former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin said in an interview with the Inquirer last week.

Ongpin said he was with Reagan’s troubleshooter, Philip Habib, and US Ambassador Stephen Bosworth in the Palace on the day Ver aborted a coup attempt by Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile that prompted Enrile to defect. He was later joined in the breakaway by Lt. Gen. Fidel Ramos.

Bosworth and Habib outlined arrangements for Marcos to remain in power under five conditions, three of which were “nonnegotiable,” said Ongpin, who helped draw up a presidential decree to cover each of the conditions hammered out during weeklong negotiations with Habib and Bosworth. He said he reported every step of the way to Marcos, who approved all five conditions.

“No. 1, Fabian out. Out. No way. Out of any position in the military. And Eddie Ramos will take over. The Americans like Eddie Ramos,” Ongpin said.

“Secondly, Imelda, out. The Ministry of Human Settlements abolished. Her position as governor of Metro Manila abolished, she would have absolutely no position in the government. No. 3, a new Cabinet. They wanted a stronger Cabinet. And I had to talk to each one of them. It was tough. I cannot mention the names. You’ll be surprised at some of the names who agreed to become members of the new Cabinet. Maybe I can only mention one, because he has passed away, Enrique Zobel, as agriculture secretary,” Ongpin said.

Ongpin said Marcos vetted the candidates and approved the final list.

Other conditions

The other two conditions were for Marcos to have former Sen. Arturo Tolentino, his running mate in the snap election, to write a new Constitution to be submitted to a plebiscite; and the creation of a commission headed by former Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez that would investigate human rights abuses.

He said Marcos agreed to all five conditions but had a hard time dealing with the ouster of Ver, his “security blanket.”

“All Reagan wanted was to put the fires out, let everything settle down,” Ongpin said.

In the interview, Ongpin said he was so upset when he saw in a TV interview with a US network in November that Marcos was calling a snap election on Feb. 7, 1986, to show the world that the President had popular support.

Ongpin said he was then in the midst of putting down a runaway inflation and feared the country was heading down the way of Argentina, where the currency went into a free fall in the 1970s causing untold suffering. And so he went to Malacañang and confronted Marcos.

So mad

“I was so mad. You cannot have 50-percent interest rates and then expect a situation where people can think rationally,” he said. “All they feel is the pain.”

Ongpin was so upset he raised his voice and Marcos told him, “I’m the President. Don’t shout at me.” It was the only instance Marcos scolded him in the seven years he was trade minister.

“With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said.

Corazon Aquino, the opposition candidate who claimed Marcos stole the vote, mounted a civil disobedience campaign, and protests across the land widened, causing concern in Washington.

Reagan was a close personal friend of Marcos. When he was governor of California, he went on a two-week vacation in the Philippines and received royal treatment from the President and Imelda.

In the midst of the turmoil, Ambassador Bosworth went to see Ongpin and told him that Reagan wanted to send Habib to have a dialogue with Marcos.

“President Reagan loved Marcos. He wanted to save him. State wanted to bring him down. Defense. CIA. Everybody wanted to bring him down. But Reagan, they had a close personal relationship,” Ongpin said.

It showed, he said, that the US structure was not monolithic.

Marcos agreed to the Reagan proposal. “You’re in charge,” he told Ongpin.

Habib, who arrived in Manila in mid-February, had daily discussions with Ongpin and three meetings with Marcos, the final one on the day Enrile and Ramos, the vice chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and head of the Philippine Constabulary, broke away from the President, after a coup attempt to overthrow the dictator was foiled by Ver, the AFP chief of staff and Marcos’ loyal commander of the presidential guards.

‘We hated each other’

On the night before the breakaway, Ongpin attended his usual monetary board meeting and was taken home by his security detail to one of four safe houses he had been maintaining because Ver was after him and wanted to kill him.

“We didn’t like each other. We hated each other, with a vengeance,” Ongpin said.

“He was very shortsighted. For example, the Binondo central bank,” he said, referring to a measure to stop black market trading of dollars in the midst of the foreign currency problem following the Benigno Aquino    assassination in 1983. Short-term dollar placements were pulled out. The black market rate was much more than the official rate. Importers could not buy goods overseas. Worried exporters kept their money abroad.

“The country was headed for a runaway inflation, like Argentina. We were right there on the brink. I told Marcos the only way if you want me to do it is to get these guys and put the fear of God in them and tell them you’d better do it. And they did. It was horrible,” Ongpin said.

“The whole concept was discipline. We had no money to defend the peso. The only thing we had was moral suasion, or immoral suasion,” he said. The traders were using their money. The treasury was bankrupt.

“I had the President sign arrest and seizure orders for each of the black marketers,” he said. He had to meet them every night to set the rate and this went on for two and a half years. The traders were given a 20-centavo margin per US dollar between buying and selling. Ongpin had a network of spies. Traders caught cheating were imprisoned.

Ver attended the first meeting and had his men attend the nightly ritual. One night, Marcos berated Ongpin for the reported death of one trader who had been arrested and was being led to the stockade. Ongpin said he put three traders in jail. He said one of them could not stand the pressure of incarceration and died of heart attack.

Hyperinflation

“Ver did not understand anything. He thought of making money for himself. I said, this is what’s happening. You want us to look like Argentina. In two months, we will be P50 to a dollar. In another five months, P100 to one,” he said. And the peso would continue going down the drain, just like the German currency during the Weimar Republic after World War I. He threatened to resign if Ver did not shape up.

Life was so tough that he sent his family abroad, Ongpin said. (He corrected the Inquirer report on Sunday that he has a Filipino wife. He said he is married to an Italian-Chilean woman.)

Ongpin said that after the Edsa People Power Revolution, he told his brother, the late Jaime Ongpin, who became Cory’s finance secretary, that he should not forget that he was inheriting an economy that the trade minister had put back in shape, bringing down the inflation rate from

50 percent to 4 percent.

Security gone

On that fateful Saturday morning, Feb. 22, 1986, Ongpin woke up to find his security men all gone. He had 29 working for him in shifts round the clock because he knew Ver was out to kill him, but that he had so far been able to outsmart the general.

He said he started calling Enrile, and got him at 365 Club in Makati at around 7:30 a.m. All of his security people were provided by Enrile’s Reform the Armed Forces Movement. He told Enrile that Ver had all his security detail arrested.

Ongpin said Enrile feigned ignorance of the arrests. He said he would check around. Half an hour later, Enrile called again and told him that the country was in serious crisis.

“All I can tell you is please take care of yourself,” Enrile said. “But what about my security? How can I take care of myself?” Ongpin asked. Enrile told him to call Ramos, which he did. But Ramos said he had been stripped of his power over the Philippine Constabulary.

During the week, he said Marcos promoted Ramos to AFP chief of staff, but Ver rebelled, and so Marcos reinstated Ver.

“It was chaos,” Ongpin said.

Finally, he found a spare key to a car and drove himself to the Palace, where he had an appointment for a final meeting at noon with Bosworth, Habib and Marcos. It was the first time he drove a car in seven years, having had a driver all the seven years he was in government.

Five decrees

Marcos signed the five presidential decrees as did Bosworth and Habib, as witnesses. When the Americans were about to leave, the President said, “You know, gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there’s a coup plot being hatched.” The two were stunned.

“Mr. President, we know nothing about this,” Habib said. “Why would we go through with this charade?”

Ongpin said he likewise knew nothing about what the President was talking about at that point. He said Enrile never told him anything, although he had expressed to him disenchantment with Marcos in the past several years.

As soon as Bosworth and Habib left, Ver came to Marcos with affidavits purportedly from Ongpin’s security men who he had ordered arrested the night before. Marcos read the papers, then told Ongpin, “These are affidavits from your security saying you were involved in the plot to overthrow me.”

“I was surprised,” Ongpin said. He exploded, “This stupid Fabian, do you believe him?” (He said it was normal for him and Ver to exchange cuss words in front of Marcos.)

“For the first time, I was disappointed,” Ongpin said. He told Marcos, “Do you believe that I, who sacrificed everything, didn’t make a goddamn cent working for you, will be involved in a plot to overthrow you? You know what he did? He looked at me, appearing sad. ‘You know, there’s these affidavits,’” he quoted Marcos telling him.

Ongpin thought that Marcos was being legalistic and that the President at that point had begun to entertain doubts about him.

But Imelda, who was there listening, spoke at last. “Fabian, you did this. Bobby would never do anything against the President.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Ver meekly said.

No regrets

By then, Ongpin was so hungry. Thankfully, Greggy Araneta, the President’s son-in-law, had a hamburger bought for him. He finally left the Palace at 4:30 p.m. after his security men were released and fetched him.

At 6 p.m. his secretary called him to listen to the radio. Enrile was on the air, announcing his defection, saying there was cheating during the election and that the ambush on the night Marcos declared martial law in 1972 was staged.

Looking back to those seven years with Marcos, Ongpin told me:

“Those were the most difficult times of my life. But I do not regret it. I feel I was able to contribute something to the country, particularly through the prevention of hyperinflation through the Binondo central bank. And also, preventing bloodshed.”

Marcos obviously was convinced of the power of the Americans to shape the destiny of the country and was banking on the arrangement he hammered out with Habib, that he would remain in power, even as forces were building up against him.

Not a party to bloodbath

In a televised meeting with Ver and his loyal generals in the course of the revolt, the President rejected Ver’s demand that he go against the mutineers, declaring he would not be a party to a bloodbath.

And as hundreds of thousands of Filipinos massed on Edsa to support the breakaway group and the nation teetered on the brink of civil war, Marcos called US Sen. Paul Laxalt to find out if Reagan wanted him to remain. Laxalt famously said, “You should cut and cut cleanly. The time has come.”

US helicopters airlifted Marcos and his family to exile in Hawaii as mobs stormed Malacañang, ending his 20-year rule.

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  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    US set 1 condition to fly Marcos out: We want all your Yamashita gold.

    The rest is history. Rather, not mentioned in history.

  • pcosmachine

    FEBRUARY 25, 1986 SHOULD ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A SPECIAL DAY IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY AS IT MARKS THE COUNTRY’S RETURN TO DEMOCRACY AFTER 20 YEARS OF FERDINAND MARCOS’ DICTATORIAL RULE.

    THERE ARE HEROIC FIGURES IN WORLD HISTORY AND THE LATE FORMER PRESIDENT CORAZON AQUINO IS INDEED ONE OF THEM. HER LEGACY OF BRINGING BACK DEMOCRACY TO THE FILIPINOS WILL FOREVER BE TREASURED. HER PEACEFUL COURAGE AND DETERMINATION WERE TRULY AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF HUMANITY.

    • Reign

      Wala  nga si Cory o niisa mang Aquino sa EDSA nung nangyari ang EDSA “revolution” e.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        She wanted to…, in the early part of “Edsa-1″.
        She was persuaded by her advisers to do otherwise, for security reasons.

        Think of a scenario ….(what IF…(?)) 
        Cory got arrested by the Evil Forces of Marcos.

  • AllaMo

    Phuck all the marcoses. Phuck this  kleptocrat, ongpin. And, phuck pdi and its paid hack for putting all these self-serving wento of a self-serving marcos kleptocrat to print.

  • Summerspice

    This article is very interesting.

  • joshua kings

    excuse me, sir; i think those were not mobs who rushed to malacanang to remove the dictator physically or otherwise; they were ordinary citizens who want nothing but change for the betterment of their so ordinary lives……they wanted an end to the marcos regime which brough nothing but hardship as you said here, hyperinflation….but the inflation was exacerbated by ongpin andmrcos’ binondo central bank which outhustled the black marketeers, outbidding them so you can corner all the dollars and sell them to the government and others at a hefty mark-up….

    • FernandoBusi

      isn’t that the definition of a mob? 

  • joshua kings

    tita cory could have stayed in power for as long a sshe lived since she was the head of the revolutionary government that was set up right after marcos and cohpardon.orts flew to hawaii…
    but she did not; opting to call for an election, the first free election after 20 years, a soon as possible..when everything was in place, she abolished the revolutionary government.

    when she spoke before the US congress, she could have asked for the moon like the condonation of all foreign debts left by marcos and cohorts, and the amreicanss could have readily granted it (just what they did for poland) but she did not…out of innate delicadeza….but if i were her, i would have ask for ppardon…

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Why Ongpin needs security details fearing a murder plot from Ver?  Ver can do everything during those times, he arrested his bodyguards without a peep and make up a fake affidavits. 

    • FernandoBusi

      I think he was afraid of staged ambushes by supposed militants. I don’t think Ver could have gone and pop Ongpin out in the open and still keep his head. 

  • UrHONOR

    KAHIT NA ano pa ang sabihin at palabasin ninuman, saanman, at kailanman, ang perhuwisyong ginawa ng mga MARCOS, oo silang lahat ay kasabwat–mulang ulo hanggang talampakan, ay kailanpama’y ‘di mababago.  Sadyang naaaaaapakaraming buhay ang winasak, ginulo, at giniba ng hin**upak na mga MARCOS na sa ngayo’y namamayagpag pa sa buong kapuluan sampu ng kanilang mga kakosang MMM ng bayan.  KUNG ako lang ang masusunod, para naman magkaroon ng kahit na kaunting katahimikan sa kaisipan at diwa ng mga mamamayan, BURAHIN ang pangalang MARCOS sa kasaysayan ng ating lahit at lahat ng may pangalang MARCOS ay sirain at alisin sa paningin ng lahat nang ang mapait at mahapding ala-ala ng kahapon ay makaligtaan.  Tanggalin ang lahat ng may pangalang MARCOS sa buong bayan…mulang APARRI hanggang JOLO.!  Susunod tanggalin ang mga MARCOS, ROMULADEZ, COJUANCO, ONGPIN, TANTOCO, CUENCA at lahat ng iba pang ginamit at nagpagamit sa TNL na mga MARCOS sa bansang ito.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BXPFY2NP3KNS6XLFTXA47GIKMQ Rodolfo

       Alam mo pare noong panahon ni marcos nakakapaglakad ako sa gabi saan man lugar sa manila ng walang nagiistorbo sa akin pero ng nawala na ang sinusuka mong presidente na nagpaunlad sa bansa takot na akong maglakad sa gabi kahit na man lang sumagap ng smog este hangin. maghalungkat ka muna ng husto kung sino ang maraming nagawa sa bansa kahit na nagnanakaw bago ka magsalita at cool ka lang baka ma heart attack ka !

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Your experience was only “One in One-Hundred”.
        Most of Our Countrymen Suffered Under the Marcos Administration.That’s why we kicked him OUT.
        Better still, if his, Marcos’, family stayed out.
        (they too benefited from the Marcos Corruption, AT LEAST)

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

        …dude, maganda rin yang punto mo. kaso balansehin natin dapat ang kapalit ng seguridad e. oo’t magandang ekonomiya, secure at safe ang mga tao araw man o gabi (at marami pang iba na masasabing ‘positive’). PERO AT WHAT PRICE? ano ang kapalit ng ‘kaunlaran’ na nakamit nuon under his rule? yun ang gusto kong malaman sa mga taong nagsasabi na maganda ang buhay nuon under makoy e.  

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Baka ikaw ay pulis o militar nun. Kami nagtatago e.

    • FernandoBusi

      The way I look at it the biggest fault marcos ever did was institutionalizing corruption. Sure corrupt people and oligarchs were there before him but when people started finding money in their desk drawers that really lead us to where our leaders morality are now, the cesspool 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Very TRUE, Fernando.

        Specially that part, which I would consider as
        No.ONE of the Marcos LEGACIES..,
        “INSTITUTIONALIZING  CORRUPTION”

      • UrHONOR

        THAT’S true.  But the greatest blunder Makoy committed was making the MILITARY taste MONEY, POWER, and AUTHORITY.  Since then, it did not let go of it and the exercise flourished through all the succeeding administrations, plateauing at current administration.  The worst was during all the time of Glorie-etta…..vetting the speculation that the cheating of the Alolongs was cooked up by the military, thereby earning the servitude of the administration.  From Executive posts to the Dept head level to the lower rungs of the bureaucracy, the presence of military men was egregiously noticeable.  Nay, all the government corporations and adjunct organizations under the Office of the President.  Even the Foreign Service was not spared from the invasion of the military where the PABAON or Golden Parachute was best exemplified. 

        Before the ML, Sgts were looked down as kawawang koboys of the Military organization, virtually a workhorse with dirt pay.  He’s a nobody anywhere.  During and after the Martial Law, every one in town wants him to be a kumpadre, esp at the height of the imposition of curfew hours.  I was even a personal witness where a Sgt made a money-market placement of 1MM pesos cavalierly.  Before ML, Cols down to te rank of Cpts, fetch their kids at schools in 6X6’s…..after ML, their kids go to school in MBs, luxurious vehicles and/or limos and no one could and would make any kind of a remark lest an invitation to Camp Crame was forthcoming.  Esperon was the Ver of Glorie-etta.  Palparan was the counterpart of Abadilla.  Many other personalities could be paired with those of Makoy, as the two regimes were very similar in nature.

        Yes, corruption was there long before Marcos popped up, but he gets all the credit for making it sophisticated…. and he honed and developed into a science that was tried by erap da korrp and almost perfected by the Alolongs.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MNXDANY2I53565ZIWVFN6YM5LU California-FilAm

      The Filipino people are the real heroes not Cory. There were many unsung heroes. If it were Diokno who was assasinated he would have been the hero not Ninoy!

      I am not out to discredit Cory. It is sad because she was not able to rein the greed of her brothers especially Peping. It was the Filipino people who rebuilt the democratic structure of government. She did not even have the concept of the new Republic. I give credit to her original cabinet.

      It’s Noynoy’s turn to build an honest government which his mother failed to do! Greed was not a monopoly of Marcos. All the succeeding presidents took turn in robbing the people. No exception!

      • UrHONOR

        Your observation is valid and true.  However, I don’t think Cory ever claimed to be a or the hero of the uprising.  In fact, she was even reluctant, just as PNoy was, in taking the lead for the people.  The real hero of the people power was Ninoy.  The people merely celebrated his hero status.

        What could-a and would-a are all speculative scenarios and there could be innumerable ones if examined seriously.  I believe we have gone over the hump and what is IMPORTANT now is the PRESENT where good things are happening in the country.  Let’s put the past on the back burner and enjoy the present.  The future is not ours to see, but can be hoped for…. so need to worry about it.  The present is here and now, let’s all take a toast of tuba or basi and celebrate it!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Cheers, UrHonor! Pa clink clink pa. :)

      • UrHONOR

        CHEERS, Franzeline Pascual!

  • Komen To

    “Enrile was on the air, announcing his defection, saying there was cheating during the election and that the ambush on the night Marcos declared martial law in 1972 was staged.”

    I wonder how would Enrile react to this, contradicting his book. And Ongpin admitting to creating his Binondo central bank is to me, like admitting to economic sabotage. I wonder how would Bongbong react to this.

    Marcos, in the end was betrayed by his trusted men. And where are these men now? So learn your lessons well. This coming election, do not bring to power those who betrayed, betraying and will betray us

  • asarin

    nagpapabango lang ng imahe si ongpin! may katotohanan ang ibang sinabi ni ongpin tungkol kay ver, imelda, marcos, enrile at ramos pero ang tungkol sa kanya ay maraming patlang at kasinungalingan. ang pinakamalaking kasinungalingan ay ang tungkol sa kanyang mga hangarin.: ang tumulong sa bayan? hmmm sabihin mo yan kay lolit solis o cristy fermin at sabay suhulan mo sila ng pera.. maniniwala ang mga yun. isang bullsh!t ang sabihin mong gusto mong tumulong at hindi ka kumita ng kahit isang kusing! tama na ang pambobola.

    • Demy Angeles

      He he.  Correct ka dyan.  Purely a publicity or pa pogi stunt 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    Nothing was mentioned about jobo fernandez and his jobo bills that saved the economy from going into the abyss. Regardless of political afffiliation, Jobo is the unsung hero of that era, during the crisis and post revolution.

    • FernandoBusi

      A name I haven’t heard in a long while … yeah Jobo Fernandez was a smart cookie but I was too young only heard of him from acquaintances reminiscing.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    Deleted double post

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6LZKWWWOJTNBOOZJVX4FLC5MA Marcela

    ongpin believed that marcos won the snap election. I believe you that marcos won because the snap election was already done even before the actual election begun with all those fake ballots bearing the name of marcos for president. mr. ongpin, you said the country was bankrupt and the central bank almost hit the floor on dollar reserves. you should know where our money went at that time. you should know how the marcoses treated central bank/dbp/land bank/sss/gsis and other gov’t corporations as their own and where the majority of the imf loans went to whose pockets and personal accounts in switzerland banks. LIAR!

    • Marx Louis Wang

      utang ng utang sa world bank pigkatapos ini-invest ng mga crony ni macoy…. kaya ang nangyari sa bawat piso na dapat igastos sa bawat pinoy, 60 centimos ang pambayad sa inutang sa world bank ang nagbabayad nito ang mga inulol na mga pinoy… kaya sa dinami ng utang natin na hindi naman natin natikman ito mahirap na makaalsa tayo sa kaginhawahan… kaya kayong mga madaling mauto ng mga politicians… magpauto kayo hanggang sa gusto niyo nang matauhan kayo…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        KAYA…, IF Only tta CORY, Bless her soul, if only she…,

        While speaking in front of the Two Houses of the U.S. Congress…
        she, Cory, could have asked “for the Moon” and she would have been given it.
        And also for the Abrogation of ALL our Foreign Debts…, among others.

  • catmanjohn

    Today’s market value of Yamashita’s gold, uncovered in Luzon during Marcos’s reign, smuggled out by Bush Sr. and Company. would be worth over 60 billion dollars. This article mentions none of it, therefore it loses it credibility for not telling the most crucial part of the picture. The clandestine nature of the smuggling operation created the backlash against Marcos and his generals, even if the gold rightfully belonged to the U.S. and the U.K. as war booty. Change was badly needed, but different puppets (Enrile & Ramos), on the same hand did the trick for the U.S.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      This would have made the Marcoses the richest, if not 
      one of the top-3, richest in the world.

      • catmanjohn

        The U.S. (General McCarthur) knew about the war loot long before, and would never have let Marcos make any personal claims to it. Marcos nevertheless did torture and assassinate everyone who initially knew the location of the cave where the gold was found. Supposedly, over 60 lives were eliminated. When some Europeans tried to make a movie of it, (‘Golden Buddha’), Bush and Company put a quick stop to it. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HVYTBIHMN2QG7JYVNBQPECCYU4 Semplang

      rightfully belong to the US and UK…. no…they should have return it to the rightful owners..

      • catmanjohn

        That will never happen. Spoils of war always goes to the winner. My point is that Marcos was willing to kill so many of his own people for something that was not even going to be his, out of greed. That was the fuel for the revolt. 

  • UrHONOR

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    Sagot ko ay hindi ko alam….pero may nagsabi sa akin na kung gusto mo talaga, magpa-register ka sa DAMASO (Direct Access Media Associates Specialist Operatives), at pag member ka na, maaaari ka na daw igawa ng appointment. Pero you can not choose diumano the time and date.  Hindi daw basta-bastang nakakagawa ng appointment kay god.  At before that happens, mag-iingat ka daw sa pakikipagusap mo sa sarili mo dahil ang mga ganung tao ay linalagay sa Mandaluyong.  Pero pag kinakausap mo si god, malamang na magkaroon ka ng simbahan.  Tingnan mo sila Joseph Smith ng Mormons, Felix Manalo ng INK, Mike Velarde ng ElShady, atmpb.  This is an unsoilicited report from DAMASO and it does not constitute a solicitation nor a desire to solicit for the services of DAMASO.

  • martial_law_baby

    self serving article for the kampi ng magnanakaw. same as JPE. In their twilight years na kasi, feeling nila anytime matitigok na sila. Kaya nagmamalinis.

    • Alex Alvarez

      self serving, si mr. ongpin ba ay tumakbo ng pulitika after marcos? di diba? ngayon kakandidato ba siyang senador?

  • OleSapra aka ARGUS

    AMBUSH-ME

    ANA: “O, sa wakas, lumabas din na totoo ngang ambush-me ang umano’y PAGRATRAT kay JPE ng ipahayag mismo nito, on-air, noong February 22, 1986, a Saturday, (as Bobby Ongpin recalls – . . announcing his (JPE) defection, saying there was cheating during the election and that the ambush on the night Marcos declared martial law in 1972 was staged).”

    LISA: “Kaya nga nagsinungaling si JPE sa Pinoy eh para sa kapakanan ng kanyang anak na si Jack, kumakandidatong senador, para bolahin ang kabataang Pinoy at himuking iboto si Jack porke katulad niya itong hero, matapang at matalino, o, ‘di ba?”

    CION: “Para sa akin eh hindi siya hero. Pero aminado akong matapang-ang-apog ni JPE at matsing-talino sila ni Strongman Marcos, batay na rin sa ‘wento ni Bobby Ongpin re: ang totoong naganap noong EDSA revolution, petsa Pebrero 22 – 25, 1986!!!”   

  • http://www.facebook.com/beng.atibo.3 Beng Atibo

    After 27 years, ngayon lang lumabas at timing iyong anomalya involving ongpin. Unbelievable. Twisted truth according to ongpin. same like twisted truth on the memoirs of enrile.

  • LabkoPinas

    As the saying go: Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The other saying is : He who rides the tigers back will have difficulty getting down. Both of these sayings should warn future dictators and wannabes.

  • Noel

    First of all, there’s no proof that Marcos agreed to the conditions set by the US.  What was certain was that the US wanted to dictate Marcos and impose American’s rules for the Phl.  Marcos got the ire of Uncle Sam ever since he cut down the US base agreement into half.  After being spoiled for 20 years, Marcos thought enough was enough of Uncle Sam’s dictates.  The US TV interview was a a trap and set up.  Knowing Marcos as a gutsy and arrogant guy full of pride, he was challenged into a snap election which he stupidly accepted.  Ramos was American boy who would always tow the American line.  Ver was not.  Ver’s loyalty to Marcos was unquestionable.  The choice was obeying Marcos or obeying Uncle Sam.  Finally, US-CIA began to work in cahoots with local operatives until Marcos’ ouster.  The rest is history.

  • INQ_reader

    Wow, america was really in control. All 5 conditions were met, even the dictator was taken out…bwah-ha-ha!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Moral of the story: Thanks to hamburgers, Bobby Ongpin is still alive today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UA2YLCJLAQEVVGBTIZBHEGKB3Q jimmya

    Here’s another version of what happened prior to EDSA I.  Hope this is not another Enmrile’s memoir, which is full of lies and self-cleansing.  Ongpin is facing graft cases now.  Whatever, I hope this is true.

  • $23257130

    mabuhay si president marcos.

    ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan!

  • Mario_Garcia

    Marcos is still the best president that the Philippines has ever produced, he cabinet was the most brilliant.  However, his downfall was because of his health and his wife.

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      Ang bobo naman niya kung naisahan siya ng misis niya at di niya napansin na nagkakalat ito.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FEJ6QCZW7BVHQOSDMWWNATIG4 sMiles_nd_bLues

        eh kung asawa mo ba naman ang magkalat.. ano kaya gagawin mo?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Bakit bro?? Hindi ka ba makapalag sa misis mo?

      • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

        Pagagalitan ko at di ko hahayaan na magkalat; after all, I am the president. Anong klase namang presidente ako kung di ko kayang gawin yun. Watyutink?

    • riza888

      Marcos DID abuse his power and overstayed in his seat. BUT, if people do the math, we find that Marcos was actually only a dictator since 1972 when he declared Martial Law, curtailed press freedom, and suppressed other civil liberties. Technically, he was only a dictator for 14 years not the 20 years that people keep harping about. Not a lot of years compared to the 25 years of banal mediocrity that prevailed after Marcos was ousted.

      AND Filipinos should give credit to Marcos himself for the success of a peaceful revolution, because he made it easy for everybody.  Marcos bowed down to pressure only after a few days of rallies on the streets of Manila. This fact should say a lot about Marcos and his alleged hunger for power – that it may have been grossly exaggerated.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        Marcos bowed down because he had no choice. Military comanders and generals that are shifting their allegiance to Enrile/Ramos grows every hour. every minute. Those field comanders under the Generals left loyal to him wont follow order to fire at Crame. Marcos gave direct order to Gen Ramas to launch an attack since day 2. Ramas order Col. Balbas. Balbas who was at Camp Aguinaldo with 3 howitzers 30 Mortars and thousand men, delayed and gave all the alibi’s not to fire because he knows that there would be an un-acceptable number of civilian casualties. When Col Sotelo defected with the 15th strike wing and later fired a rocket to Malacanang grounds, Gen Ver ordered to 5th Figther Wing to bomb Crame in retaliation but was told by the Pilot that they would bomb Malacanang instead. With Comodore Jardiniano’s Navy ship guns pointed at Malacanang and the now millions of unruly pro-rebel crowd poised to storm Malacanang, Marcoses left fearing for their lives, leaving half eaten meals and Marcos medical equipments and soiled adult diapers strewn all over his bedroom.

      • Alex Alvarez

        How can you be sure it was marcos who order to “attack” and not ver? Stupid!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        My Father is a PC(Phil. Constabulary) Officer under Ramos at that time. He retired in 1989. My brother in law was on the other hand is an Army Captain under Maj Gen Ramas so they are on the opposite side. I was inside Camp Crame as EDSA 1 unfolds. I had 1st hand info of what had transpired. In front of TV Ver is urging Marcos to attack. Marcos rejected it just to show to the world that his hands are clean if there will be a bloodshed(moro-moro). However Prior to that He(Marcos) had already given Ramas (Army Chief) an order to fire that Ramas pass to Col. Balbas who was already inside Camp Aguinaldo with his men and artilery (howitzers, mortars). Balbas ask his immediate superior Gen Tadiar for confirmation. Tardiar tried to reach si superior Maj Gen Brawner in Malacanang but cant get the connection. He goes  directly to Malacanang but cant find Brawner so he check with Marcos if its really a go which Marcos confirmed. He then radio Col Balbas that the order to fire had clearance from Malacanang. Balbas informed Tadiar that people had already been let inside Crame and there will be un-acceptable number of civilian casualties. Tadiar then ask Balbas to put it on hold and use his descretion.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Marcos COULD HAVE BEEN the GREATEST PRESIDENT…but for…,
      His downfall was because of his GREED…, 
      for MONEY & POWER (mostly Power).
      His health & his wife, among others, also attributed to it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

      You maybe right, Marcos might be the Best president Phil have ever produced. And this just show how bad is our countries political system.

      On the hand if he is the bright lawyer, tactician and leader, why on earth would he let his wife create all the mess if he really is the person you think he is. His health just deteriorated in the mid 80’s, Phil on the the other hand is on a mess even before that.

    • Noel

      I absolutely agree.  His cabinet was excellent.  Prime Minister Virata was awesome handling finance.  Imelda was the culprit.  She destroyed Marcos.

  • eirons1043

    With this two part column, baka Lusot na si Bobby O sa mga kaso niya. Galing mo Bobby pareho kayo ni JPE kapit sa lahat ng Presidente kaya pareho kayo saksakan ng yaman pero wala sa top 100 income taxpayer malaki pa binayad ni John Lloyd at Juday. Wait a minute Bobby nasaan na ba ang gold bullion ng Pinas na pinalitan ni Marcos ng Philippine Peso ssana ikanta mo na rin ng maniwala ang tao na linis ka na. Dapat ma lifestyle check lahat iyong mga pamilya ng mga Cabinet member at Cronies ni Macoy kung gano na kayaman ngayon.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Who is in control, the President of the Philippines or the US?…….now you know!

    • Alex Alvarez

      By that time, it was the US (except reagan of course)….di pa nakakausap si reagan, nagsabi na ang isang alis na………

  • BIGButo

    Marcos, enrile and all other people involved in the den of snakes need to all be removed from office and never be elected for any Philippine government office again

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Mario_Garcia you may have been benefited by Martial law but life has never been good under Martial Law. Twas fate that ousted a dictator, people has to be free. Imagine how the military even after martial law cannot do away with power. They continue to milk government funds(peoples money) that the AFP has to be sanitized up to now sanitizing continues.
    Martial law years has been the worst time of my life. .

    • BIGButo

      People should always be free. dictators and communism is not good for anyone!

  • GaggerAlert

    Something’s up. Another article comes up that distorts the notion most people have against Marcos.

    We’re now seeing two sides of the Edsa story. Nobody could tell who’s telling the truth, or both of them are a bunch BS.

    Better for us to move on, and not dwell in this issue anymore. Nobody really wins. People just got exploited left and right.

  • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

    “With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said.

    Amidst all the ballot snatching, military coercion, tally manipulation, in his view Marcos won. Or baka naman oposisyon ang me gawa ng mga yun.

    Pfft!

    • Alex Alvarez

      Walk out ang asawa ni Gringo, sabi puno ng dayaan, pweeh… walkout dahil sa gustong hablotin ang power with ENRILE…………

      • leeroy528

        The walk out was a grand design to discredit Marcos (see PDI report circa 1986 onwards) and plotted the coup against Marcos. Honassan’s wife and other soldiers volunteered as Namfrel election encoders and the walk out was orchestrated and this is the beginning of the end of Marcos government.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Just like Enrile, Ongpin is just trying to rewrite his life.  Next!

    Give all these Marcos cronies and thugs out there enough time, and they’ll end up telling us that they were the true saviors of the nation.

    – – – – – – -

    • Noel

      Next, expect Ramos to write his own life story.

  • GaggerAlert

    Life will ALWAYS be subjective no matter what era you live in. Some have it bad, some have it good. The real question is, where was the majority? The people involved in Edsa doesn’t even count the majority of the Philippine population. So, makes you think who the heck are these people to claim life is hard.

    Those issues you’ve mentioned, isn’t it still happening today? 

    What I don’t understand is people comparing those so-called “crimes” committed by the Marcos regime, with that of today, but fail to recognize that those crimes still happened even after his administration. What difference are you people talking about. 

    • zdrx

      the difference is: marcos sown the seeds of “CULTURE OF CORRUPTION”.
      now it contaminates the land…that it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to eradicate.

      • GaggerAlert

        Soo…. do you have proof that corruption is non-existent before Marcos’ time?

        You have no proof do you? You would just pin the blame to macoy, to make your case credible? How the media brainwashed everyone!

        Going by your logic, so there’s no sense in “Kung walng corrupt walang mahirap?” Since, ngayon, economy’s booming (since GMA’s days) and still, there are corrupt people. Sabi mo nga e, impossible to eradicate diba?

        Ayan na nga e, bakit pa din madaming nauto c pnoy?

      • zdrx

        where did i say corruption was non existent before marcos?

        before…it was small time corruption and the philippine economy was second to japan. during marcos time, corruption was made into a culture…and the philippine economy was destroyed.

        by the time marcos was kicked out…corruption was already blooming and engrained in our culture. what was small became large scale…and there is a hell of difference between small and large scale.

        i did not say corruption is impossible to eradicate. i said ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. do you think corruption is enough to stunt economic growth? look at china where corruption is rife.
         
        if our economy is booming…it was “despite of” corrupt practices by politicians. it was because of our people who labored in foreign lands….it was because of right management and right economic policy…it was because of etc.

        nauto ka ba ni pnoy? you sound like it. no wonder you have low comprehension.

      • GaggerAlert

        Wow, you sure bro?

        Tell me you have the data back then? You have proof?

        Was already blooming ka dyan? Really? You believe that piece of sh!t of an info? Come on dude. No data, no proof your claims are a bunch of BS!

        Nup, I’m not the ones yung mga nauto. i would prefer living in reality, than that of fantasy which you are currently.

        Corruption is rife in china?  Sheessh! If your not living there, and not experiencing those so called corruptions, then it doesn’t make you an expert, ok? Again, corruption are only based on perceptions, that’s how they measure it. No one has the data on how frequently it happens!

        Small time ka dyan? Hahaha! Makes me laugh people who think they know everything, but when you asked some proof, “basta ganun”. Hays.

      • zdrx

        1) do you read articles and news reports?  if not….then, stay in limbo. LOL

        2) you said “Again, corruption are only based on perceptions, that’s how they measure it. No one has the data on how frequently it happens!”….yet you demand for proof and data from me. HA HA HA…you seems confused of yourself… make up your mind.

        3) data and proof….wow, big words in the court of public opinion. fortunately, you thirst for voluminous documents …unfortunately, you have low reading comprehension…so you don’t deserve one. sorry for that. ROFL.

      • GaggerAlert

        That’s the problem, they say the same things you do. All accusations, no data to buck their sh!t up!

        Ok, give me a decent metric for corruption. Kaya nga corruption perception index ang ginagamit diba? Hahahah! Come on, give me since you think you’re so smart!

        Wow court of public opinion?? Hahaha! Mob justice ba tong sinasabi mo? What happened to our Judiciary?

        Yes, I would demand evidence of course. I ain’t like you who believes in chismax and so gullible namn! :) 

        Do you even know what the eff I’m talking about? Clearly using common sense is not your forte. :)

      • zdrx

        1) no data? dum dumb, right now the talk of the town is compensation for human rights victims…….to be derived from 10B marcos ill gotten wealth…i repeat… ILL GOTTEN WEALTH!!! where you been?
        2) you rely on metric and index when the topic is already right’s compensation for martial law victims to be funded from marcos ill gotten wealth. i repeat………… ILL GOTTEN WEALTH!!!! moron.
        3) it was mob justice that kicked out your idol from power, dum dum. FYI, it was internationally called PEOPLE POWER …and was so effective that it was copied in other countries. heard of south africa, east germany, poland, romania, russia, etc?
        4) your demand for evidence is funny. you’re like a man in a sea of clean potable water…yet got roaring thirsty. LOL.
        5) yeah, right baby…do you even know what you’re talking about? clearly you have no common sense…idiot. LOL 

        stop being an ostrich. you are trying to look smart by being technical…yet you only succeeded in looking like an idiot. you impress us with your stupidity. HA HA HA… yo

      • GaggerAlert

        Bottomline dude is, no data, its pure BS.

        Sorry I’m more analytical. I don’t use my emotions to think things over.

        Sorry, mob justice only worked in America during the 1920s so, that gives you an idea how primitive our democracy is. 

        One who’s smart is the one who thinks and asked for evidence. Rather than someone who believes instantly because its the “talk of the town”. :)

      • zdrx

        1) how they got hold of 10B in ill gotten wealth and pay the victims IF THERE WAS NO DATA? think…(if you can).
        2) no. you’re more idiotic than analytical. you use stupidity to think things over.
        3) for mob justice…i only know of people power… therefore, i’m young. mob justice in the 1920s?…so you’re that old. no wonder, you’re senile.
        4) one who’s smart is the one who’s got common sense …and not some idiot seeking evidence in a mountain of proof. LOL
        5) the talk of the town is the RA# 10368 or HUMAN RIGHTS REPARATION ACT with funds taken from MARCOS ILL GOTTEN WEALTH (proof of marcos corruption)…yet you’re still down there scrounging for evidences. RA 10368 means BIG money for the now happy martial law victims. HA HAAAA

        hold on to your bottomline ….as your logic hits rock bottom.
        being magnanimous, i’ll help you answer point #1 stated above:
         
        the 10B marcos ill gotten wealth recovered by PCGG are supported by evidences …and was or is proof of marcos corruption. need more data? go to PCGG.

        stop with your egotistical smart aleck attitude. it’ll help your comprehension and gain you common sense…LOL

      • GaggerAlert

        Nah.. pure BS. No evidence? Why would I believe someone who couldn’t even prove who’s money is it?

        Again, PCGG tried it and failed. US courts couldn’t convict him. Why is it? So you’re telling me, that I should believe in mainstraim media instead of the fact finding commission created by cory herself and a US court? You’re pretty high dude.

        I could even say he store 20B. Did that make me credible? I guess not.

        PCGG… hahahaah! don’t make me laugh dude, its the most nonsense commission we have now, they couldn’t convict Marcos.

      • zdrx

        your idol was terminally ill while cory’s government was compiling evidences. your idol died before he could face the courts. do the US courts had to convict marcos for a crime done in the philippines? if there was a case…it was to determine the ownership of the money and save america from laundering it.

        how could you haul to court, one who is dying? how could you convict the one who died? the principal, the one targeted by cory, died…the government mercifully took it easy on his cohorts…and concentrated on recovery efforts.

        the 10B ill gotten wealth, was recovered from marcos and his cronies in the form of …businesses, share of stocks, properties, cash,  jewelries etc here and abroad. yes PCGG’s ineptness is laughable…recovering only a part of marcos and cronies’ loot. nevertheless, despite it’s ineptness…it doesn’t mean PCGG did not have evidences. so if you want documents and evidences…go to PCGG.

      • GaggerAlert

        Oh really?? For all these decades, what has been stoppiing them to finally sort out this issue?

      • zdrx

        GaggerAlert says:
        Oh really?? For all these decades, what has been stoppiing them to finally sort out this issue?
        **************

        the only issue to sort out here…is your brain. not only you have low comprehension level …you seems to entirely lack the capability of awareness.

        your skull seems too thick… your brain too dumb. i think you need a veterinarian to fix your mind. LOL

        also…pls watch your spelling. thanks for the good laugh though.

      • GaggerAlert

        Wow.. nice explanation. It made no sense whatsoever.

        If you have the answer, go back to me. You just sound like a kid nangaasar lang. Hahaha! sorry, but that level is too low for me. :)

      • zdrx

        GaggerAlert says:
        Wow.. nice explanation. It made no sense whatsoever.
        *********************************

        wow…nice comment. it made no sense whatsoever.
        a classic case of “conflict of interest”…from a confused man who made no sense at all.

        thanks for appreciating my ” stupid explanation”. it’s just proof that my nonsense comment can be understood, even by idiots. it’s like a sure shot can be the best gunslinger in town. the best bragging right there is. LOL.

         

      • GaggerAlert

        You have no explanation whatsoever. so please calm down and shove it up your a$$. :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        huwag mong pansinin ang mga pakawala nitong gagger na ito.  Umaapaw lang yabang sa kukote niyan.

      • zdrx

        sorry bro. pero di ko sya pwede palagpasin…kaya pinatulan ko na. pwede mong basahin ang sagot ko sa kanya.

      • Alex Alvarez

        IDIOT & MORONIC thinking, bakit siya ba ang puno? Di tulad ng kasabihan na kung ano ang puno ay siya ring bunga, kasi di siya ang puno..

        Ang totoo, NINOY senior is TRAITOR (MAKAPILI), NINOY (TRAITOR) (MAKAPILI to MALAYSIA) eh ang amo mo ngayon? Siguradong kung ano ang puno ay siya rin bunga, gets mo na?

      • zdrx

        HA HA HA

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    This interview of Roberto V.Ongpin, give further credence that 
    JPE  had No.1 in his object when he broke away from the Marcos Dictorship…, 
    was “to FORM HIS OWN DICTATORSHIP”..!

    • BIGButo

      Yes I think that was his plan

    • Alex Alvarez

      I agree, he just wanted to grab power, same with Ramos…….

  • riza888

    There was an article on TIME magazine that summed up the present Philippine situation:
    “A quarter-century later, with the son of people-power heroine Corazon Aquino now serving as President, the Philippines is still beset by the poverty, cronyism and nepotism that provoked the 1986 protests.”

    • zdrx

      once the seed of flawed culture is sown during marcos and before…it is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to reverse the situation. it SOMETIMES takes draconian measures and killing millions, to reverse our corrupt culture.

      since filipinos abhor killings as a step to stem the tide of corruption…we need a patient 100 years JUST TO SEE…i repeat…just to see if the situation can improve. but there’s also the possibility…IT MIGHT GET WORSE, THAN GET BETTER. this is because of  our people’s moral weaknesses…who instead of resisting, gets swallowed by the system

      now, if you want to put it on the shoulders of pnoy to cure “in an instant” what has been there for decades…then you are sick in the mind and need to see a psychiatrist.

      • Alex Alvarez

        Impossible to reverse? Then what is the logic of removing Marcos then? Stupid thinking!!!

      • zdrx

        where did i say “impossible”?

        i said ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE….i did not say impossible.
        and there’s a hell of difference between the 2 words. you have low comprehension level…so please don’t even  think about the logic of marcos removal. it is beyond your capacity to understand. dum dumb stupid idiot.

  • pablosantino

    nice one,,,magkano bayad sa inquirer mag pa publish ng life sotry?

  • skyrockettt

    There is no one to blame. Everything that unfolds before our eyes will be history. Heroes and villains are made by history, the circumstances that surround them during their time made them so. We can move on now and be optimistic, learn a lesson or two from the past and then change for the better, asap. Grudges and hatred will only pull us down and divide us…it will not make any good. Let us support whatever our present leader is doing now and let us help him shape a story that will someday become a beautiful Philippine history. So much Marcos bashing is now irrelevant in our quest for progress.

    • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

      I agree, and let us henceforth not allow vendetta and mediocrity chart the golden future of this country. Business is business, and the best way for us to be able do it is to keep calm and think right, and to be respectful of the rights of others. Bravado, false pride and arrogance that conveniently reside in the deepest crevice of the heart of a modern Filipino must be learned to be laid aside. The proper question to now ask is not “who is my neighbor?”, but “what kind of a neighbor am I?” to a fellow Filipino.  The games of “what is yours is mine and I will take it” and “mine is mine alone and I will keep it” should find their way out of the door, once and for all.

      • bagombong

         Yes, I agree with you but look who are this people running our government right, are we still in the right path or they are busy keeping their self stealing peoples tax payer…what we in politics now is business not a public servant…we remove Marcos in power because we said..too much corrupt and human right abuses…but we replaced him with more leaders who are corrupts and also send more hoodlums in the street that victimized innocent peoples, we all know that during Marcos time we dont have all this kind of crimes on the street, kidnappings and especially carnappings and hold-up…our quest for a better politicians to take us a better Philippines gone to worst.

  • ronie03

    BONG BONG MARCOS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!

    • catmanjohn

      You are proof that the Filipinos could be the stupidest people on this planet, even dumber than Mexicans.

      • ronie03

        panahon ni marcos mura lang bayad sa kuryente,tubig,telepono, nort luzon,sout luzon expressway, mga mallalaking ospital pag aari ng gobyerno, mga bata sa paaralan may libre pang mirienda,.. pilipinas nuon pangalawa sa japan, us dollar 1:2  lang, walang rapist,, walang masyadong heneous crime….galit lang kay marcos mga eletista at gahamang negosyante dahil di sila makapagsamantala kay juan dela cruz…ngayon naopipyesta mga negosyante..nagagawa na gusto nila , hawak pa sa leeg ang gobyerno…yon lang naman napansin ko..ikaw nakita mo ba yon?

      • catmanjohn

        Somethings are expected of a leader, but the crippling effect of his clan mentality, corrupt ‘black market’ ways of operating, quick to label his oppositions ‘communists’ when they wanted to organize unions and give the lower and middle class some fairness, as well as his use of torture and rape as a form of punishment, while using the death penalty against the same crime on others, shows a self centered deviant mind using the guise of patriotism to subject the Nation into becoming a third rate mud hole banana republic. He turned the women into a Nation of prostitutes as you can well see, becoming the best ‘Pimp’ the U.S. could ever want for their soldiers fighting the Vietnam War, and unfortunately that trade still exist today as a dismal option to the lack of opportunity for women in the Philippines. Any man who claims to have been tortured, as Marcos claimed to have been by the Japs, would never subject his fellow man, especially his countrymen, to the same evil, just to extract some confession or information. He is either a monster or a liar, or both. 
        Anyone who supports policies that goes against his self interest, that of his children’s future and family, the honor and progress of his nation, is truly stupid and unworthy, as I have stated in my initial response.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

    He told Marcos, “Do you believe that I, who sacrified everything, didn’t make a gaddamn cent working for you, will be involve in a plot to overthrow you…….

    And Ongpin expect that there are 80 million stupid Filipinos that would believe that he did not earn a cent from Marcos!!!

    • bagombong

      Well. if you really want to know what really happened and here are the people around Marcos at that time telling what they know during that time…there is no reason for them to still hide the truth of what they know, its been more than 30 years then, by  accussing also Imelda as the master mind in the assassination of Ninoy, for me she is not…if you arranged  the killing of one your enemy, do you think they will not point there fingers on you..well its all up to you…but for , life after matial law is far better than we have today.

  • pepito gwaps

    Even Pres. Marcos remained in power his sickness,”lopus”, would get him down.

  • ronie03

    BONG BONG MARCOS FOR PRESIDENT….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Magsasaka

       ahahaha ganito ang mga taong walang natutunan sa kasaysayan

      • Alex Alvarez

        Eh ikawa pare, anong natutunan mo sa panahon ni cory hanggang ngayon? 

      • Magsasaka

         wala din

    • BIGButo

      Have you lost your mind?

    • James McTangay

      I totally agree with you! wag lang isama ung bisayang ina!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MI7D3ZJ2EXOGDB2DLJQ5SSVBKI Bartolome

      ….please, we had enough

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MI7D3ZJ2EXOGDB2DLJQ5SSVBKI Bartolome

      ….not again please! we had enough

    • MikeCrisologo

      Yap !  Id rather go for Bongbong than any double-faced politician who is now sited in the government . for sure he will straighten-up the wrong doings that had transpired during hi s fathers reign .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    This is a one sided story could not support any authentic documents.

    • Loggnat

      Do you mean that his story is not supported by any authentic documents?

  • Magsasaka

    self serving itong magnanakaw na Ongpin

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2FEJ6QCZW7BVHQOSDMWWNATIG4 sMiles_nd_bLues

    THE COMPLEXITIES OF LEADERSHIP CAN NEVER REALLY BE FULLY UNDERSTOOD.. WE JUST TRY TO SIMPLIFY THEM BY THE WORDS: GOOD, HONEST, LOYAL, GOD-FEARING. BUT COME’ON, WHEN YOU SIT IN MT. OLYMPUS AND TRY TO LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE, HARD AND DIFFICULT CHOICES NEED TO BE DONE. IT TAKES VAST AMOUNT OF COURAGE TO ACT ON THESE KINDS OF CHOICES.

    I ADMIRE MARCOS’ INTELLIGENCE.. HE TOPPED THE BAR 2 TIMES.. MADE AN ORAL EXAMINATION BEFORE THE HIGH COURT.. WHAT THE HECK, I CAN’T EVEN HAVE SATISFACTORY GRADES DOING ORAL RECITATION IN MY LAW CLASS..

    HE WAS JUST SIMPLY SURROUNDED BY EXTRANEOUS MATTERS IN HIS TUTELAGE. NO ONE CAN REALLY KNOW FOR SURE WHAT PROMPTED HIM TO ACT THE WAY HE ACTED. OR THE WAY PEOPLE THOUGHT HE APPEARED TO ACT. MOST OF THEM I THINK ARE JUST THE PRODUCT OF “”IMPUTED RESPONSIBILITY.””

  • calixto909

    The evils of Martial Law hatched by Marcos and Imelda has been refreshed by the commemoration of the EDSA I but disheartening to note for people like me who actually experienced the travails and tribulations it brought is the reality that his wife Imelda, the alleged mastermind to the killing of Ninoy and their children who refused to say sorry to the Filipinos for the evil acts of their parents are sailing smoothly in the rough sea of politics. 

    Not to spawn vindictiveness though but how could forgiveness be exacted from the emotion of one if this Marcos family who wrought countless injustices to the Filipinos and rob the National Exchequer including the wealth of private persons won’t even show a tinge of remorse for the evils they had done.

    The daughter of the late Military Dictator of South Korea Park Chung He said sorry to the evils acts of his father and now she is their first woman President.

    • ThudOthwacker

      Imelda the mastermind? 

      LOL Where did you get that notion? 

      /watch?v=0Wi8Fv0AJA4
      Me: People power puzzle for 100.
      Alex Trebek: Who benefit the most after Marcos? 
      Me: Who are the Filipino people?
      Alex Trebek: No.

      Me: People power puzzle for 200.
      Alex Trebek: Why did Cory did not bother to find the real killers? 
      Me: Isn’t because the coups prevented her?
       Alex Trebek: Correct.

      Me: People power puzzle for 500.
      Alex Trebek: And who pardon Honasan?
      Me: Who is Juan Ponce Enrile?
      Alex Trebek: Wrong! Who is Tabako Ramos?

  • Horst Manure

    USSA will do any thing they like and need to keep there military base’s and concern about the people is not on the agenda.

  • Noel

    From Ongpin’s accounts, Marcos was not that bad after all.  He even promoted Ramos to AFP Chief of Staff but Ver protested.  Marcos trusted and depended on America’s promises.  But he was deceived.  That’s the story.

    • James McTangay

      you are right. Marcos Sr has great plans for the motherland…. it’s the Visayan bi atch that f*^cked it all up.

      • bato dos

        hehehe….ur stupid and ignorant…..do your research…..Marcos killed his father’s political rival, Marcos earned his money from filling fraudulent veteran claims against the US government, he never had great plans for the Philippines, only great plans for himself, his family and his cronies…..and lastly, although Imelda spent her childhood days in Tacloban, her family was from Manila, they owned the land in what is now the Malacanang Gardens, she left Tacloban when she was 20 and most of her life is spent in Manila, she was a Tagalog bi atch….no Visayan would ever have the heart to f*^cked up the country….only Tagalogs do that…….. 

      • James McTangay

        i doubt very much the Tagalogs do that…. and you should be doing your research and tour the northern Luzon and see what Marcos Sr has done to safeguard the country against foreign invasion and now all f$%cked up by people like you. Imelda was moulded in Tacloban at young age and that makes here a Visayan bi atch. Now do your research.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GDJOWPHNFYBAMB74ZJZUUCBXEY buddy

      He was running the country perfectly during the first 2 years until his wife started to dream of something else and he relented. That is the beginning of the end.

  • spider69

    kung ito ay totoo, bakit ngayon lang nagsalita si Ongpin. Hindi kaya siya ay underwater ngayon. hindi kaya si Ongpin ay nagbabangong puri to save his singking boat.

    • Alex Alvarez

      ganyan naman tayong mga Filipino, sa huli lang nagsasabi ng totoong mga pangyayari.. sa tingin ko dumaranas ka na rin ng isang ‘trahedya’ sa buhay mo na di mo sinasabi habang nangyayari at sinabi mo lang noong di mo na kayang manahimik ang nakaraan….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    after Marcos’ tyrannical rule, the Philippines is still the same. Cory did not put all his cohorts and co-econominc plunderers/thieves/robbers behind bars including her cousin and Marcos’ numero uno crony Dangding Cojuangco. Many of these thieves and crocodiles are now back in power (in politics, business, entertainment, etc). This was Cory’s sin of the past. Now, the country is still poor, powerless, corrupt with inutile leaders full of clowns and half-breeds wannabes! Judges cannot render judgements, policemen selling their guns, rebels still powerful and carnappers/kidnappers doing their crimes. The church (including non-catholics) are still fooling their flocks for money and fame, and clowns roaming its government. Sad

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    “…but Ver rebelled, and so Marcos reinstated Ver.” ———sobrang spoiled pala si Ver?

    • joshua kings

      akala nila noon wala ng katapusan ang kanilang nakaw na kapangyarihan….
      gawa lang si marcos ng PD (presidential Decree), kuha na ang anumang gusto nila;;;;
      paano, kinorap niya  lahat ng kailangang ikorap: mula sa 12 generals na niregaluhan niya ng rolex hanggang sa mga cronies sa kung kanino hinati-hati niya ang lahat ng kalakal sa bansa….apti na mga isla mula fuga, coron, ecija….

  • Chris P Pnono

    viva pres,ferdie Marcos.iboto si BongBong for president..

    • joshua kings

      sira ka ba? o nabubuwang…???

  • James McTangay

    I totally agree with you! wag lang isama ung bisayang ina!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    PNoy cannot even render a strong command since his neck is under his uncle and election financer Danding Cojuangco. Ongpin should be one of those who would be put behind bars for aiding and helping Marcos rob his own country. Noy cannot even say anything about the Sabah incident since his father became part of its messy scandal with Marcos during the 70’s planned Filipino muslim invasion. PNoy’s mother Cory made a deal with Misuari and not with the Kirams, heir owners of Sabah, Palawan, and Sulu inclduing the Spratleys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    The Marcoses rise again.Why? Dont always blame for the stupidity of the Filipinos. Sometimes, It just shows the disappointments and disgusts of the people that after all these years, justice has not been served.   

    • hopeless_na

      “The Marcoses rise again.Why?”
      Because of the hungry voting populace that will vote anyone for money. So many hungry Filipinos because of the rampant corruptions that was initiated by the Marcoses. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    The Sabah claim was the original cause of Muslim independence in Mindanao, not MNLF or MILF. PNoy is using the MILF deal as a cover in solving the Mindanao problem — much the same a her Mom’s with the MNLF — BOTH grave errors in solving the problems in Mindanao. The real culprit is the Sabah claim. Helping the Kirams will give PNoy a real ALLY in finally  supressing and colsing the muslim issue.

  • speaksoftlylove

    What got my interest in Ongpin’s revelation is that he talked to all the people who agreed to be members of the new cabinet of Marcos as dictated by USA. But he only mentioned Zobel who already passed away. Yet, he said that you might be surprised if I will mention the names. Well, what I am aware of is that only one politician who worked and survived in all administrations from Marcos, Cory, Ramos, Erap, Gloria, and now PNoy. It’s no other than the Great Political Tikbalang FMD – Franklin M. Drilon. Nakakabelieve din naman itong taong ito, kahit dambuhala lumulutang kahit anong klaseng baha.

  • Paulstronghold

    There will always be  two sides if not several versions of  our past history in EDSA I. Which to believe is indeed a matter of pure conjectures especially if we sized up  the person/s narrating of the details of the events. Of course, self-serving is a common trait unless we trust the autobiographers and whoever players were into this  EDSA scenario will I believe them. Proof  are those who are still alive today who vigorously fooled people who claimed they were the real heroes.  Fortunately,  it is the common Juan dela Cruz who trooped to the scene who balked,  refusing to leave EDSA despite big cannons of Marcos tanks pointing at them, and those who fight for our long freedom who were jailed for several years are enough proof, they are the real heroes without which we are not what we are today. It is not Enrile, Honasan or Ramos. They were just tools to consummate our Almighty’s grand design for the Philippines. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    MNLF and MILF are just byproduct of the government’s and the Filipino christians’ neglect and discrimination of the muslims in the south. Filipino christians may not know it but solving the Sabah claim will finally give the nation a chance to pull away from poverty and being the laughingstock of the world.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Check the economic math of Sabah and Filipinos will understand the enormous wealth that the muslims can give to the rest of the country. This in turn will give rise to further economic development of Mindanao and its people benefiting the rest of the country.

  • ohmypinas

    marcos was a good president for whom….. he was a dictator and a faked ‘hero’….. early days of his 2nd term, he was already planning to abolish the 1935 constitution and put this country under martial law… under that constitution, he was not allowed to run for the 3rd time… he proclaimed himself and his family were ‘ Maharlika’ a filipino version of  British monarchy and whoever attempt to harm his family and members of his cabinet will be executed….. marcos was a  reasoned why we have muslim secessionist and communist sympathizer….

    • $20174498

       I am not a Marcos loyalist pero mas gusto ko pa nong panahon nya kasi, siya lang ang magnanakaw sa Gobyerno hindi kagaya ngayon lahat sa  gobyerno ay kanya kanyang nakaw.

      • joshua kings

        eh papaano nag-mutate siya at ng kanyang korapsyon….

        e.g.  PPNP dating PC as in philippine constabulary…
        umabot nung panahong yon na ang mga tao takot sa PC kesa manalig sa kanila para sa proteksyon…
        ganyannaging kasama sila…

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

        …+angina namang rason yan, tapos botante ka pa yata! tapos ay aangal ka na walang pag asa ang pilipinas, e yang ganyang reasoning e pang ungas.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

        Noong President si Cory kawawa din. kadi lagingnikinukumpara kay Marcos. Maraming nsipagawa si Marcos kasi 20 years sysng President. Bukod pa sa magaling talaga yung mga infrastracture noong panahon nya. Talagang malalaking project. Nlex Slex. San Juanico bridge ,nuclear power plant. Ang mga ipinagawa ni Marcos ay pinakikinabangan ngayon ng milyon milyong Filipino.Masama daw si Marcos, pero lahat ng makita nilang magasawa ni Imelda na maganda sa ibang bansa ipagpapagawa nila ang mga Filipino.Parang nanay at tatay na pag may nakitang o bilhin natin para sa anak natin.May LRT, heart center,folk arts theatre . Ngayon walang infrastracture pero malaki rin ang corruption. Trillion pa budget ngayon.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

        yes marami silang naipagawa. Lahat ito ay over budget at dito sila yumaman ng husto. LRT alone is over budget by $25M. kaya hindi ito profitable hanggang ngayon kahit na milyon milyon pa ang sumakay dahil ang laki ng binanabyaran nya sa World Bank na kaya hindi tayo makausad. If you happen to be around in the 80’s, every month umuutang sila sa world bank which we cannot afford to pay until now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Bong Bong Marcos is seen in this photo as wearing a combat fatigue an ready to KILL his own countrymen in defense of his corrupt dad and mom! Yet, today many thousand DUMB Filipinos still voted him, his sister and evil mom to public office!!! So Filipinos should not COMPLAIN and WONDER why their country is still in deep sh****eett until now!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Bong Bong Marcos is seen in this photo as wearing a combat fatigue an ready to KILL his own countrymen in defense of his corrupt dad and mom! Yet, today many thousand DUMB Filipinos still voted him, his sister and evil mom to public office!!! So Filipinos should not COMPLAIN and WONDER why their country is still in deep sh****eett until now!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ETNUG6HPDQOSLORHMP6IHT4XDU ricky

    Bong Bong Marcos is seen in this photo as wearing a combat fatigue an ready to KILL his own countrymen in defense of his corrupt dad and mom! Yet, today many thousand DUMB Filipinos still voted him, his sister and evil mom to public office!!! So Filipinos should not COMPLAIN and WONDER why their country is still in deep sh****eett until now!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

      Good observation Ricky. Yet some people still vote for them like they have amnesia. Stooooooopid na mga kababayan. 

      • $20174498

         Ikaw ang stoopiddddd. Kahit ikaw ang kandidato, they will not vote for you kasi, all you know is pure  is ngak ngak..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        hahaha, kaya nga boyong ka e. 

        People who adore the Marcoses are the worms that damaged the whole system.

        As a leader, you should leave the country in a better state than you found it. Marcos left the country in disarray, mess and plundered.

        People like you boyong have eyes but cannot see. Walang silbi.

      • AngelZone

        walang utak! youre a NO BRAINER! 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

        Totoo na may mali din si Marcos, pero mas marami syang nagawang maganda para sa Pilipinas kesa kay Cory. Yung mga kaso nina Marcos di na matapos. ayaw tapusin ibinibitin para pag kumandidatong Presidente si Bongbong bubuhayin uli ang kaso. Noongmpanahon ni.Cory ang taas ng rating nys hanggang sumadsad ng todo . Sa school namen ako lang sng maka Cory. Lahat halos sa section namin maka Marcos. yung masungit naming teacher Cory tawag ng classmates ko.

      • AngelZone

        maramin nagawang maganda? i dont think so, we paid the debts for decades that marcos incur!and pocketed! and keep on swissbanks accounts! that’s the truth!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Yung panahon ni Cory, na isang simple housewife lang, ay only 6 years minus 7 coup d’etats.  Yung kay Makoy 8 years critical plus 13 years, his only rule plus 65,000 strong military.  Yet, nanalo si Cory, dinaig ang 13 year martial rule, mga madre pa ang kasama ni Cory.  Sa EDSA battlefront, tinalo ng religious images and flowers ang tanks and armalites.  Lahat ng giniba ni Makoy, itinindig ni Cory — Constitution, Lawmaking body, democracy, kahit ginugulo ng mga gustong umagaw ng power sa kaniya sa pamamagitan ng kudeta.

    • $20174498

       Inggit lang yan! Itulog mo na lang muna pls!

      • huseng_batute

        Inggit saan?  Ano ang dapat kainggitan?

    • AngelZone

      Marcos? never ever again! I wonder how Filipinos still voted for these persons! 

    • joshua kings

      kung alam ninyo lang ang mga kalabisan na pinaggagawa ng mga yan…..
      isusuka mo yan habang buhay…

  • dinadaga

    hindi mo pala masisi si Ongpin sa ginagawang niyang pagpapalaki ng kanyang business empire through whatever means. He did try his best to save our economy at a great sacrifice and probably not much monetary gain and what did he and his brother got from the government – disdain.

    • joshua kings

      because ongpin is no good; merely a carpetbagger…

  • bagombong

     Our quest for a better Phillipines after Marcos is gone wrong, if you look who are this people running our
    government right now, are we still in the right path or they are busy
    keeping their self stealing peoples tax payer…what we in politics now
    is business not a public servant…we remove Marcos in power because we
    said..too much corrupt and human right abuses…but we replaced him with
    more leaders who are corrupts and also send more hoodlums in the street
    that victimized innocent peoples, we all know that during Marcos time
    we dont have all this kind of crimes on the street, kidnappings and
    especially carnappings and hold-up…our quest for a better politicians to take us a better Philippines gone to worst.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UV3253P26T3VMQLVA2C6BZ47TU Marco

    hearing only one side of the story is dictatorship. we hear many things about yellow side of edsa maybe it considerable to hear the red side. we are now enjoying the fruits of edsa and learn things from it. let us just know their story because we can learn from them.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Agreed.

      No such thing as truly black or truly white, especially in government. The best thing that we can get is to learn from it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    Bobby Ongpin, Fabian Ver, JP Enrile, Ferdinand Marcos – Oppressors and all!

    No paid Inquirer story will change history. Justice will catch up with you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D7SCP6VWAKPLCZHNTIVPQRC6LY Gibo

       Ongpin is old now. I think he will be judged in later life.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    I will never believe any words of Ongpin. It’s just like saying that Marcos was never a dictator but a good president.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      I like to ask that you give the benefit of the doubt. Do the research, interview the people who were there who had first hand information of the situation.

      I can never truly condemn people for their actions (to a certain extent), especially if it was behind a common goal such as nation building. They may have been wrong, they made decisions based on the knowledge that they were doing it for the country. What is worse is that if I was the one who was at the helm when the question was asked, would I have been any better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

       I’d rather be ruled by a mild and intelligent dictator who can bring peace and prosperity in the country just like Singapore than to be ruled by a clueless one who deosn’t know what to do with the country especially in the time of crisis

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Was there a successful dictator in history?

        There is no mild dictatorship. Power pollutes the mind and that’s what happened to marcos. He started very well and got drunk with power.

        FYI, we were better than Singapore before the Marcoses led us to d amnation. So it is not impossible that we will be great again.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

        hahaha, u should rather study history;  I was there before, during and after martial law.  Before Martial law,  I could not even walk in the dark streets of Cubao because of gang fightings, sigue2, bahala na gang etc.  One man was eating ice cream sitting on the walls and suddenly just drop dead because he was shot without reason.  There was killings everywhere,  every rich and powerful person has their own private armies and they always engaged in shooting each other.  It was chaos and havoc everywhere and we were the most pitiful man in Asia but all those were changed during Martial law.  We because the most powerful country in Asia.  I can still remember when our airforce at that time buzzed the Malaysians with our modern jets near Sabah and they were very much afraid because no one in Asia can match our navy and airforce at that time

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         how I long for those golden days of the Philippines

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Masakit para kay Sen. Bongbong Marcos ang ganyang celebration taon taon. Lalo na sa mga apo na walang kamalay malay sa ginawa ng ng kanilang lolo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

      Marcos is one of the most intelligent man in Asia.  His Bataan nuclear power plant is just one of the sample of his being foresighted but it was mothballed by Cory and the result was the economy was brought down to its knees.  During Marcos times, the communist cannot do a thing but during Cory’s time the communists reared its ugly head with its sparrow squad killing policemen in the streets of Manila almost daily and until now they creating havoc all over the country killing soldiers and civilians alike

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

        With the way you write, it’s understandable you hold marcos in the highest esteem :)

        But then, thanks for the laugh!

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         Like everyone else, he has his faults, and his weaknesses.

        I can name a few weaknesses of all of our presidents, too. It just so happen it is still in the memory of the people still living.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D7SCP6VWAKPLCZHNTIVPQRC6LY Gibo

         Sorry Charoenkrung. Marcos is like Hitler in the Philippines. Very hated.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         hahaha,  thats what u think;  only the yellows like u hated him;  It was during Marcos’ time that Philippines became the most powerful and rich in Asia.  I was there when Martial law was established and all the crimes in the streets Manila just suddenly disappeared. All the druglords and criminals were put behind bars especially the leader of the different gangs that created havoc in the city. All private armies were disbanded and because of that peace, Philippine economy began to pick up and we became one of the richest country in Asia.  I travelled to different countries in Asia at that time and I was proud to be a filipino because we were look up to.  Philippines also became the center of learning in Asia at that time.  Alas, all these were gone after the Edsa revolution

      • tra6Gpeche

        Mr. Marcos was re-elected for another four years. He
        actually had 8 years to do what you think he did. But in those 8 years, he did
        nothing to eradicate crimes in the streets, the drug lords, criminals, the
        private armies and above all, he did not make the Philippines
        a world class country. If he was so brillant, honest and if he loved his country
        and the Filipinos, he could have done it on those eight years. Just accept the
        fact, that he became obsessed of power, became greedy, became very corrupt,
        became a congenital liar and became narcissistic He lost his decency, morality
        and self-respect. He had to use Martial Law to silence and scare his opponents,
        political and otherwise, and to be a dictator for many, many years. Making the
        country and the Filipinos to progress was never on his mind! Shame on Mr.
        Marcos, his families and his cronies who ransacked the wealth of the nation!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         If Marcos was Hitler,  he should have chosen to blast away all the rebels and retain power but he is afraid of bloodbath.  He choose to be exiled than see civilians killed in the streets.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Hi Psiitoon, foresightedness means making economic sense of an investment in the long run. When a President spends way beyond his means, and the return is far lesser than the amount of interest that needs to be paid, is not foresightedness, but rather a shortsightedness or probably an intelligent way of looking for source of opportunity for income “on that very present time”.  To me, it is more of shortsightedness, because the plan was announced supposedly in response to a “short-term” oil embargo, and at a time when the country is still under martial law, meaning no proper economic consultations made, etc.  In fact, so rush the plan that it was even built adjacent to a dormant volcano (Pinatubo). It cost USD2.3bil to built, that took us 30 years to fully pay to contractors. 

        As for communism, it was Marcos’s martial law that gave away our freedom and gave reason to the communist to re-ignite their maoist agenda, yes I said “re-ignited” because these communist have been there since pre-japanese war and only made bolder moves during Marcos time, so to point finger at Cory, instead at Marcos or the Communist, to me looks like you have not even understood the reasons behind martial and sparrow unit’s, etc, let alone “lived” side by side with these people.  Sharing information and suggestions are good, but please never point finger on someone, unless you know what are you talking.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

        When I said forsightedness i mean when Marcos built the Bataan nuclear power plant.  The first country among Asean to do that. Amd I’m not pointing fingers on anyone but just stating facts.  Communism was inactive during Martial law.  It only became active when Cory choose many leftist in her cabinet.  This is the fact and u should accept it

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

         Beg your pardon, communism is inactive during martial law?  You’re joking or what?  Read proper history my friend before opening your mouth…

        As for the nuclear plant, why would you need to build a mammoth plant in response to a short-term oil crisis? And at an staggering price-tag, and near a volcano?  Not to mentioned Philippines is already burden with external debt those days…  One can choose to be the first, just for joy, just for fun, just for pride, etc. But the yard-stick is on the “RESULT” or “BENEFIT” of that being first to your population.

    • sanjuan683

       Tuwang-tuwa nga si Bongbong kasi lalo sumisikat si dating Pres Marcos. Kapag Feb 25. bakit kamo kasi wala naman dumanak ng dugo. Puro pawis lang ng mga paring Damaso na nakiagaw ng eksena at sila daw ang mga bida. hehehehe Nasaan na sila ngayon ayun mga pulitiko galit kay Marcos hayun sila na ang nakaupo at may dynasty pa sila ngayon. hehehehe Hoy Binay, Enrile at Erap alias plunderer. Hindi ka mananalo sa Maynila naku itaga mo sa bato. Bawal kasi magnanakaw na maupo sa cityhall of manila dahil maraming na raw magnanakaw dun.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

      Sa tingin mo walang kasalanan si Bongbong?

      He was at the right age to understand when his Dad was plundering this country. C’mon, may amnesia na ba tayo sa ginawa nila? Have we not learned our lessons?

      • vin reyes

        si erap pa lang ang alam kong kinasuhan ng plunder..pero ewan ko rin kung si mr. marcos e sinampahan na rin ng ganitong kaso sa korte after ng mawala na ito sa pwesto..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    Now we see why Philippine democracy is such a FARCE. It’s the US as our great puppeteer.

    Why in the world would the US be so blatant as to cut deals with a president that was supposedly elected by the people?

    Elected officials ought to be cutting deals with those that voted them into power; not with some foreign entity.

    And if we think this foreign intervention isn’t happening now, then let’s think again.

    Politics in our country will always be a power play among the elites, big business, the military and foreign interests/benefactors. Our democracy will never be defined by the great mass of Filipinos. Not now. Not ever!

    Ergo, we are a FARCE!

    • AngelZone

      sad to note, but that’s the reality, and that’s the way it supposed to be. 

    • Frances Billano

      We are a farce whenever we give up on improving our country. By saying “not now, not ever,” you are contributing to this farce. I hope you’re not someone who pervertedly “likes” being able to say “not now, not ever,” just to wash your hands of your own homeland, and appear to be above it all. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

    What a tragic end for one of the most intelligent man in Asia. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

      one of the most corrupt you mean?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         hahaha,  corruption is even worst this time if u just accept the facts

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        I totally disagree. I dont pay the BIR any payolas today. DPWH is straighter now. Lot better except the Customs.

      • vin reyes

        labo mo…hehe

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OG5Y5X3MQTROS4ILUYU4ZJOH54 Ace

        Before: 1 politician, corrupt
        Now: 1 million politician, corrupt

        Mamili ka na?

      • lennonpaul

         u cant say that..no press freedom before to expose corruption.

  • puza65

    ISA LANG PAGPAPATUNAY NA DI RIN KAYA NI MARCOS ANG MGA TAO NYA…SI VER LANG DI NYA MAPASUNOD O DAHIL MARAMING ALAM DIN SI VER SA MGA TUTUONG NANGYARI…KAHIT ANO PA ANG SABIHIN ISANG MAGANDA NA RING NANGYARI AY NAPATALSIK SYA..MAARING KUNG NAKAUPO PA SYA HANGGANG NGAUN AY MAS WORST PA ANG NANGYARI…LAHAT SILA AY MAY MGA INGGITAN NA RIN NOON KAYA KANYA KANYA SILANG SIPSIP…AT ANG NAKAPAGTATAKA BAKIT BINONDO CENTRAL BANK ANG TAWAG NILA NOONG ARAW???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Ang galing ng istorya ni Ongpin. Bida si Ongpin Pero hindi siya ganoon katapang talaga kaya lang sobrang sipsip kay Marcos, typical of a chinese character, kapag dikit sa boss sobra tapang at yabang.

    Ongpin lied to himself when he said Marcos really won the snap election vs Cory.

    How about the 1million cheat votes that the Marcos Allies in Pangasinan gave him?

    Hpw about the other million cheat votes that Enrile revealed he gave to Marcos from Cagayan in a televised interview during Edsa1?

    And add the millions cheat votes in Marcos’ so called solid north Ilocos. and other parts of the Philippines (Visayas and Mindanao),

    Mr. Roberto  Bobby Ongpin may edad ka na at useless na magpapogi ka pa. The filipinos will never forget thet you are a crony of Marcos.

    Walang utang na loob sa iyo kahit ni isang filipino kaya huwag ka nang magpapogi pa.

    Hanggang ngayon pa nga dala mo pa ang ugali mo at nalilink ka pa rin sa anomalya sa gobyerno, Delfin Lee’s billions DBP behest loan etc…

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “Ongpin lied to himself when he said Marcos really won the snap election vs Cory.”

      I remember that time. It was close. Cory took the early lead on places where it was quick to finish counting. But who knows. I can never say for certain or that it was 100% that Cory won the election.

      “And add the millions cheat votes in Marcos’ so called solid north
      Ilocos. and other parts of the Philippines (Visayas and Mindanao), ”

      And this info coming from JPE. It just muddled the issue. Some people say JPE will say anything if it benefits him, regardless of the truth.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

        Nanalo talaga si Marcos. Sa lugar namin sa ilang libong katao sampu lang kaming maka Cory. Yung mga karaniwang trabahador na walang kinalaman sa election wala ring nagbayad dahil walang koneksyon kaninuman talagang nakikiusap na si Marcos iboto. kahit sa school iilan maka Cory ,wag magsasalita ng laban kay Marcos at marami kang makakagalit.

      • leeroy528

        It was a close election. . .  and Marcos won. However, events that followed made the snap election irrelevant and the rest is history.. . .  that should not be distorted by few. What the Philippines needed right now is a strong President, for all Filipinos, that could unify the nation and lead the nation to prosperity and greatness.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EZRKFDCCWAI7NLPQFJV46AO62Y asd

      parang may discrimination dito. ihusga natin un tao base sa nagawa. di na kailangan isama pa un snbi mo na “typical of a chinese character, kapag dikit sa boss sobrang tapang at yabang.” tama ba mga pre?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D7SCP6VWAKPLCZHNTIVPQRC6LY Gibo

    Fabian Ver was just an ROTC graduate. He don’t know anything. That’s what happen if you put a dumb person in the government.

  • samarutan

    27 years forward, we have Bongbong Marcos as Senator and Imee Marcos, a three term representative,  as Ilocos Norte Governor. As stupid as we (Filipinos) are, we may have  Bongbong as the next President. God have mercy on us all!  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

      stopid filipinos thats why

      • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

        edit that, dan, please.. :)

  • FORTHE GOOD

    In the end, the Filipino people chartered their own destiny. Cory was sworn in as president. The US can only do so much. They failed to save the marcos presidency.

  • riza888

    In the end, Marcos did abuse his power. BUT during his early years in the Presidency, Marcos had spent significant amounts on infrastructure projects, which Filipinos are still using today. He also established outstanding diplomatic relations with the international community that earned him respect with the likes of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and foreign diplomats.
    And although he was allegedly corrupt, none of the allegations against him were brought to court.

    • FORTHE GOOD

      For one, marcos was found guilty in an hawaii court. The P 10 Billion to be given to martial law victims was a result of the government’s victory against marcos in recovering ill-gotten wealth.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EZRKFDCCWAI7NLPQFJV46AO62Y asd

        maraming ginawang project si marcos na hangang ngayon ay ginagamit pa natin. regardless kung dictator, corrupt siya. unlike sa mga di nga corrupt e wala nmn masyadong nagagawang project.

      • lennonpaul

         katawa logic mo/reasoning

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26N5TXE3YVEC2YE7Z6PXNE5XNQ boy

       Who would dare put up a case against Marcos during his regime? and where did you read about Lee kuan Yew’s respect to Marcos as far as diplomatic relation is concerned? Pls check on Lee’s memoir.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

      You are one iloca-ok, he is god to you

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    We can comment on Inquirer online because we have freedom of speech. During the Marcos Era, this is impossible.

    Dont forget who sacrificed their lives so that we enjoy our freedom today!

    • popeyee

      “During the Marcos Era, this is impossible”.
      Paano di magiging impossible meron na bang internet noon? Ni cellphone nga yata wala pa…

      Please don’t forget also that too much freedom is not good…specially the freedom that the congress (senators & congressmen) imposed upon themselves to corrupt money in the form of pork barrel…

    • parrot_moe

      nakakain ba yan freedom of speech

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Haha, obviously gutom ka.

        It takes wisdom to understand what i said. I’ll take u to beijing and north korea for you to appreciate what freedom of speech is all about. Round trip, libre kita para lang maintindihan mo.

  • marivon

    One senator one governor one congressman. So what is EDSA’s worth now, the mandarambongs’s of 1986 is now back in power and the worst thing is that Bong bong and Imee still argue that their father was a Lee Kuan Yew and not a dictator. I was at EDSA, I was at Mendiola looking at hind sight – Is it worth all the risk I took when I see the senatong and the tonggressman back in their happy ways.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

       its not worth a cent at all hehehe

    • lennonpaul

       same with ur experience and sentiment

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    sa mga nagtatanong kung ano ang imperyalista

    ito na isang sagot niyo

    tingnan pa

    1. u.s. genocide in the philippines 1898-1920
    2. u.s. parity rights in the philippines
    3. u.s. curriculum to raise brown americans 1900-1946
    with remnants in the present educational system
    4. philippine gold sent to the u.s. 1900-1941
    5. forested mountains denuded to supply lumber to u.s.
    etc

    at least marcos had the balls
    to start a pilipino rocket/missile program

    that the imperialist u.s. shut down
    to maintain pilipino weakness and dependence

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

      It will be good if u also list the accomplishment of China

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        intsik switik control of
        pilipino economy

        that we will rollback

      • BIGButo

        must be done for the recolonization it will be good for us joboni96 we must permit this to happen for the future of the philippines

      • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

        traydor na naman

        maglaba ka na nga lang

  • joerizal

    Never again!!!….famous last words.
    All those we (yes I was there at EDSA in 86) worked so hard to oust are back in power and basking in their stolen riches. The current generation knows squat about what happened back then and care more about their cell phones than the incompetent politician they just elected. We as a country moved 100 steps forward since EDSA I, but retreated 200 steps because we never really got rid of the dregs in government. Back then, we had a common enemy in the person of Marcos, but once he was gone, we found that we had no common cause. Everyone was back to self-preservation mode and the people that swore to defend democracy with their lives are now in government and have bastardized all three institutions.

    • Betz Chui

       I agree…look at Binay!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

    marcos is a hero an icon to 99% ilocanos

    • gilmano

      ilokano ak lakay. ngem han ko nga idol ni marcos. kurakot dayta idol mo nagado pay pinapatay na. dayta ti idol mo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

        Im not ilokaok, and to me marcos devastated this country
        But he rewarded his own people – the ilokanos with juicy govrnment positions that is why the ilokaoks thinks they were superiors than the rest
        That is why the ilokaoks are very loyal to him whether he is evil or not
        Marcos spirit is being burned in hell right now as i speak

      • vin reyes

        mukhang dun kaya yata galing ah..

      • lennonpaul

         hinihintay ka rin dun:)

      • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

        there is no hell, nor heaven.. spirit too.. all medieval.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

    Let’s forget about Philippines for sake of argument.  Now imagine a company who just started its business, say from almost zero capital. Now, to move on, this company’s CEO must now borrow money to kick start his business, borrow from a trusting investor or company elsewhere.  At the time of the approval of loan, the company have a lot of fun and momentum, giving dinner presentations, starting new projects, etc.every one happy.  Now 10 years down the line, bills for the loan started piling up, to the point the Company’s revenue can no longer sustain even paying the interest just to avoid bankruptcy.  To me, that exactly what happened to Phils.  Marcos borrowed so much to kick start the economy, but borrowed more than what the economy can sustain.  These money were borrowed from a trusting company (US, IMF, etc) under a martial law regime, meaning unopposed, unchallenged, no proper economic studies done. Philippines went on almost double digit GDP (negative 7% actually) in the last two years before Edsa.  That was the time when the government must spend almost 40% of its revenue paying external loans, and a debt-GDP ratio of 67%.  And it took 4 presidents to bring those debt-GDP ratios back to 30%. And now you glorify that era?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

      Foreign borrowings is normal for every country.  There are many
      countries whose foreign borrowings are above ceilings.  If Marcos rule
      did not end abruptly I’m sure he has lot ways to settle it

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

         History already answered your wondering. Marcos was economically
        incapacitated during his last 3 years in power. And 20 years is not
        enough for an intelligent leader to sort things out? Actually, an
        intelligent leader need not be in that position, since he is not
        supposed to let himself be in that situation in the first place!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFQWTB3Z6DK76IWGHUMC4NO5JY Isang Pilipino

    On the basis of Bobby Ongpin’s story, I want to hear Enrile refute:

    1. He planned his fake assasination to justify martial law.
    2. He was the grand administrator of martial law.
    3. He was disappointed with Marcos because Ver and Imelda overshadowed him
    4. He planned all those coups against Cory and Gloria.
    5. Gringo Honasan has always been his coup partner.

    • lennonpaul

       and jpe hatched a kudeta,for his ambition, but was foiled by Ver ..and appealed to Cardnal sin and use the masses to save his neck..

    • indiosbravos2002

      Enrile : Coup d’etat Financer, Planner and Mastermind of Marcos, Cory and GMA coup.
      Honasan : Bobong executor. Consultant ng Oakwood.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EZRKFDCCWAI7NLPQFJV46AO62Y asd

    marcos was one of the best president, cory was one of the worst president considering the failed programs like debt repudiation, human rights, agrarian reform. but cory did the right thing to oust a dictator but she was a mere housewife and what she had done during her presidency was one deeply flawed president. 

    • 33Sambuang2

      nakadrugs ka?

    • Betz Chui

      asd…may sira ka…

    • lennonpaul

       ha??

    • indiosbravos2002

      I remember those posters and fliers being distributed during the Marcos-cory presidential elections similar to your spin. Di ka naman kaya writer ni Marcos dati.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

     Foreign borrowings is normal for every country.  There are many countries whose foreign borrowings are above ceilings.  If Marcos rule did end abruptly I’m sure he has lot ways to settle it

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      History already answered your wondering. Marcos was economically
      incapacitated during his last 3 years in power. And 20 years is not
      enough for an intelligent leader to sort things out? Actually, an
      intelligent leader need not be in that position, since he is not
      supposed to let himself be in that situation in the first place!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

        If u count all the 20 years,  His first years of Martial law is the golden era of the Philippines and his accomplishments in those few years has never been match by any succeeding presidents

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Fully agree, his first years are GDP-friendly, as was the case for every nation who just started on borrowing spree. But a good leader is a leader who progress, not regress as what you just said (golden in the beginning, desperate in the end).  A progressive leader do better every step of the way, Marcos regress until GDP was negative 7% in his last years in power.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         And for your info,  Marcos was already a sickly person in his last years.  It should have been good if he resigned and retire peacefully

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        I do not need that info, i was well aware of it and saw all that happened. My observation, it was the same greed that prevented Hitler, Mubarak, or Ghadaffi to relinguish power to the commoner.  They all consider themselves the chosen ruler…  If Marcos was so strong as you all profess, why would he be under Imelda, Ver, or US’s control?  Marcos surrender to US’s dictate only proved one thing…  he did not have plan nor have the courage to carry his plan for Filipinos.  Why do you think he needed to fake his World War 2 records?

      • juansanmateo

        yup…exceeding utang na hanggang sa apo ng apo ng apo mo ay babayadan. idiot!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         if u have no good thing to say and u cannot refute my statement then u just better shut up your big mouth

      • Jack Phalaphitac

        All we had in those ‘Golden Era’ you’re very proud of was the ‘Golden Kuhol’ in our rice fields introduced by Imelda. 

        And just like that kuhol, you haven’t moved that much. 

      • magiting78

        Golden kuhol is very nutrious, that was Imelda’s project against malnutrition, but it was not been manage well, by DENR

      • Jack Phalaphitac

        Well kid, if your into golden kuhol during those times it surely would be nutritious because they’re eating all the newly planted rice stalk in the fields leaving it not unlike a newly-mowed lawn. They became pests in the farm, even the local kuhol was a part of their diet, the main reason why the local variety almost became extinct. 
        And if it was, as you said, Imelda’s project against malnutrition, she failed famously because nobody wants to eat that kuhol specie. Those who are hungry enough to try, and there are many during your golden era, compared it to eating discarded rubber tires of a ten wheeler truck. 

        If your intellect tells you that the reason for the failure of this Imelda’s brainchild is “it was not been manage well, by the DENR”, there was no DENR during that ‘golden era’, it was only Dept. of Nat. Resources, and it was the Dept. of Agriculture who’s in charge of this project, not the DNR. 

        Now, going about the business of mismanagement, during your golden era, the whole country was being mismanage by Marcos and his family, not only this golden kuhol thing. Main reason why from second to sick, we spiraled down.

        Being absent in your history class is no excuse not to know your country’s history. Read not post.      

      • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

        katay si magiting78.. :) minamalas tayo, bok! :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         Is it me or u?  your indifference to reality just say that u really haven’t move that much in life

      • Jack Phalaphitac

        Your longing for that ‘golden era’ only means you’re really stuck neck deep in martial law gooey of plunder and salvagings. 

        People power pulled us from that muck while your kind, who benefited from it, remained and are still hoping for your golden era to return. As if you want to ask the Mayans if there’s a second coming of Marcos and you’re  willing to wait for it. Dream on. 

        About time to wake up to today’s reality and ask yourself:  Who has moved in life and who has not? 

      • indiosbravos2002

        The golden era was prior to Marcos time. In fact, he inherited that golden era and made sure that it turned to his personal kitty fund. By the time he was done, he was already a billionaire and the country one of the poorest in asia,

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ERCCN5ANNNF7BEBFMYXR6ALGRU Dan

      Hey stopid f*ck, marcos ruled the country for nearly 20 years, and sure he has a lot ot of ways,??? I bet you are a die hard iloaok, go f*ck youreself

      • vin reyes

        angas mo ah..pakpakin ko muka mo eh…di mo na lang sagutin ng maayos..ipakita mo na mali sya..para tayonng mga ogag dito na nagtatalo-talo..respeto na lang kung magkaiba paniniwala..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         hahaha,  u are the one that is not using your brain or maybe u are brainless.  Go back to history or maybe u were still not born during martial law. I am not an Ilocano.  I hailed from Mindanao and many people in Mindanao are much much more intelligent than you, you die-hard yellow army hahaha

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

    it was a free for all when marcos ‘fled’ or as some others call ‘abducted by america’, a lot of marcos men  remained but just changed their political color and they have competed with the vengeful power hungry victors in plundering the philippines. that’s why the country is up to now even worse than what it was during his rule.

    mas lalo tuloy nagkawindang-windang ang buhay ng mga pilipino

    • parrot_moe

      totoo yan sinsabi mo

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJIUASZHAVUI2ADFY75TX5276A ALFREDO ALEX

    Yan naka-fatigue sa balkonahe botohan niyo uli bilang senador kung hindi naman kayo mga u lol!!! 

    • FernandoBusi

      Its a strange twist but Pnoy and Bong-bong are actually political allies. Niloloko lang ang masang pilipino ng mga pulitiko. 

    • magiting78

      Yang naka fatigue n yn, yan yang tunay n bongbong..iton bongbong n ito kapatid ni Pnoy anak ni Ninoy sa iba hahahaha

      • chingnarciso

        Katulad ang sinabi ng isa kung kaibigan na Mexicano, My Mother jump over the fence, and have an affair under the avocado tree,thats the reason why I came out a chihuawa..lol..

  • FernandoBusi

    The debate over who really won between Cory and Marcos is academic. That said I would not discount the possibility that it was Marcos who won. Sure Cory was strong in metro manila but that did not mean Marcos didn’t have supporters here not to mention the rural areas where he could have used the 3G’s to intimidate the people. I remember that the reds were not exactly supportive of the Aquino’s then despite the vaunted connection of Ninoy to them. 

    What’s important I think is people be given the opportunity to hear all sides and then we study and figure out where the truth really lies. 

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

      nanding, everyone’s lying just to expose what they call the ‘truth':))

      • yxoiyiu

        Even former Assemblyman Homobono Adaza, a critic of Marcos, wrote that he suggested to Namfrel chairman Jose Concepcion that Namfrel stop the canvassing of votes, because votes coming from the provinces were slowly reducing the lead of Cory Aquino.

  • AllinLawisFair

    “At 6 p.m. his secretary called him to listen to the radio. Enrile was on the air, announcing his defection, saying that there was cheating during the election, and that “THE AMBUSH ON THE NIGHT MARCOS DECLARED MARTIAL LAW IN 1972 WAS STAGED.” (emphasis mine.)

    And yet Juan Ponce Enrile revised his earlier pronouncement and wrote in his memoir that the ambush was real.

    These are two different statements at different times about the same topic by the same man. This is typical of a person who has a long history of bending wherever the wind blows in order to save his neck and protect his own personal interests.

    This kind of person has no credibility whatsoever.

    • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

      enrile is the reason why marcos will become a hero. enrile is the driver of martial law.

      oh yeah. i might forget. how are the poor doing these days? did they increase in number or ratio? stayed the same or are less?

      what is the price of education today? UP for example. is the tuition too high that students have no budget to enroll or be activists? do you think the student activists of before could afford UP today and remain as activists?

      funny. who is the criminal now. only the noisy minority got their way. the common filipino people? they cant afford UP. or maybe its time to review the statistics.

    • chingnarciso

      What do you expect from him [Enrile] tell the truth? Sorry but you will be dis appointed.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    intsik switik
    revisionist story

    to downgrade marcos
    and put himself as a hero

    kuno

    • BIGButo

      History lesson for the recolonization process joboni96

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    The only one who knows the truth are those people who are involved. Whether they tell the truth or not it is really up to them. We are left to guess who’s who. 

  • ApoNiLolo

    “the President rejected Ver’s demand that he go against the mutineers, declaring he would not be a party to a bloodbath.”

    This, I believed. That’s one order of Marcos I uphold and truly respect. A magnanimous act for a man who is about to be ousted.

    • magiting78

      He don’t want to give up his set because Ninoy died, remember what he has said.. ” No one could ever replace me but Ninoy” All those who wants to toppled him was power hungry, they want power and money, look at them now..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

    Ongpin indicated that during Marcos’ time interest rates reached almost 50%, inflation was at 50% and there were no dollar reserves.  For tech-savvy kiddies, these will be the effects on your cyber life if Marcos era conditions were the norm today:

    1) No dollar reserves so nothing to back-up imports of your pinakamamahal na smartphone, tablet & laptop.  Makers of these items abroad would be wary of sending their goods to the PH and they would be scarce in the local market.

    2) In the slim chance that there are imports (more likely smuggling) of these items, chances are they would be 150% to 200% of their true prices due to the 40-50% p.a. interest rates.

    3) You would most likely be paying for these items in cash (remember, at double the price) lest you pay exorbitant credit card interest rates.  Walang zero percent hulugan sa credit card.

    4) Internet would be very expensive since ISPs would most certainly be monopolies or oligopolies. And of course, many websites would be censored.

    5) Once you have your device, post any comment or text just slightly critical of the dictatorial government and the police or military will be knocking at your door at midnight to put you and even your family in jail or through torture.  Oh and yes, they will confiscate your pinakamamahal na hard-earned and overly-expensive smartphone/laptop/tablet.

    So whatever your criticisms, just thank People Power 1986 for the ease and freedom to own a device and comment without fear that you enjoy today.

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

      kaya pala magpa-hanggang ngayon hirap na hirap pa rin magbayad ng ‘utang na loob’ ang mga pilipino dahil sa napakalaking pagkaka-mali ng mga taga-maynila noong 1986.

    • vin reyes

      over ka naman masyado..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

        I lived through those times so if you don’t want to believe, ignorance of the truth is your loss. That same ignorance would have made you a perfect candidate for jail during Marcos’ time.

      • magiting78

        So am I…your history arre flawed

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

        Well magiting78, if you don’t share my sentiments like most of the other ordinary citizens posting here who likewise lived in those times, it could be one of two things:  You were a Marcos crony then who had special privileges or you were too ignorant to know what was really going on.

      • magiting78

        I do lived on that day, and I don’t have any privileges that time, I’m just sharing what I had experience as ordinary citizen. I lived in small town in bicol, my town was so peaceful by the time of Marcos, no criminalities, no drug addicts, no holdupper, no prostitution. Less poverty, our fram has lots of harvest no 40% revolutionary tax for NPA but since Marcos left everything goes the opposite…..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

        Ah ok, you’re from a small town so you were not really familiar with all the abuses happening in the cities, especially those directed towards the middle class.  I see your point, but that doesn’t change the true ugly face of Martial Law.  Why no NPAs in your town during that time?  Because the military then was ruthless and could shoot anyone in sight without question and even without reason and they would get away with it.  Unfortunately, even innocent people could be killed with that strategy. There are laws at present that prevent such practices, which is the humane thing to observe.  So how can revolutionary tax be prevented in your town today?  ELECT GOOD AND HONEST LOCAL OFFICIALS who will do their jobs properly.

      • magiting78

        May be Martial Law was ugly to those affected, but for those who benifited to this it was good, same as today even they call it democratic but criminality and killing still there, worst than before. How many died in Cory’s time, Ramos, Erap, PGMA and at present, most of them are summary executed, we have freedom but no one can give them justice. Because for today’s freedom is only for those have money, with power, for the oligarch, for Politicians family, but the real victim are the less…which the opposite by the time of Marcos, the people being jailed are those rich, power hunger, the oligarch, greedy businessman (Lopez)…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

        Ah, now you’re talking like someone who really benefited from the Marcos era at the expense of the many others who suffered, were tortured and killed.  There’s no reasoning with you so I’ll just leave you with your illusions.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Taga-Bicol ka pa. eh, bakit di mo alam na maraming npa sa bicol?  mai-explain mo ba kung saan nanggaling ang ibinabalik na pera ng Switzerland para i-compensate ang mga martial law victims?  Sobra ang giting mo kung sa iyo nanggaling ang ganon kalaking pera, kundi man donasyon galing sa Switzerland.

      • magiting78

        Hoy timang ang mga nag NPA sa bikol hnd dahil ki Marcos, dahil yun kina Villafuerte, Arroyo, Fuentebella at Salcedo mga katulad cla ni Pnoy n mga Haciendero at kawatan sa gobyerno…c Villafuerte marami n yan ipinatumba dahil s jueteng at nung panahong ni cory may private army yan….nung panahon ni Marcos ang NPA sa barangay nmin 5 lang, ngaun halos buong barangay na…

      • JoelV721

        Ang galing ng barangay niyo mapalago mga npa!  tinulungan mo ba sila?  Mas magaling kayo kay Makoy!  Si Makoy at ang npa, magkalaban. sa barangay niyo tinulungan niyo silang dumami?

      • magiting78

        Ano gagawin nila walang lupang pwd sakahin, walang niyogan, mga bata walang ibang alam laruin kundi baril…Yun ang naka gisnan nila kaya iyun ang niyakap nila. Kung time ni Marcos madalas ang ikot ng Militar s lugar namin pr tugisin ang NPA ngaun yung mga militar kobrador ng jueteng ni Villafuerte…

      • chingnarciso

        So do I,my friend I lived those years too,and its more peaceful then..only the trouble makers are being troubled..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Does that disjustify why there is now a law to compensate no less than 10,000 martial law victims?  Kung ganyan karami ang bibigyan ng compensation, peaceful ba ang tawag mo diyan?  Di kaya kalapastanganan iyan sa hustisya?  May panahon pang itinulad ng isang U.S. westcoast politician na ang bansa was a country of 40milyong duwag at ng isang buwisit, na nabura at napabulaan lamang ng mga kagitingan ng PInoy na ipinamalas sa EDSA sa buong mundo, habang ang buwisit ay siyang nagtatakbo habang pinapayungan ni Tito Sam.

      • Isagani Gatmaitan

        Mita was not exaggerating. We lived through those times…I pray you and your generation would be spared such painful times.

      • Erwin Castillon

        Walang ‘over’ sa sinabi ni Mita, she was not exaggerating anything. Thank this day in 1986 for your freedom. Try to learn more of our history than just watching fiction and showbiz chismis.

      • magiting78

        What History?…they change the history, todays history is fake…from the start of they call democracy, cheating already started, they even cheated on writing the real story..

      • chingnarciso

        What Freedom ang sinasabi mo? Freedom ng mga tandem motorcycle rider na for hire to kill? Freedom to distributed millions of tax payers money to his kabuyawa? Freedom to establish a jueting operation,so that ,that person will become millionaire?Freedom of the Generals to retire and be given of millions of pesos for their pabaun?Freedom to corrupt the lowly life Pilipinos like me? Anong Freedom ang sinasabi mo,my Friend. Please tell me kung ano yong Freedom na yon…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7D4P5PLHV42NDQITEGNBXC6BBI Miles

        Did you live through those times? I did. And I know 100% what Mita is talking about. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jun.dano1 Jun Dano

    one thing is sure, is that if marcos did listen to ver then all would have been history. jpe actually could never have staged a successful coup without ramos. and the turning point was BIAZON. if that marine general did not made a U-TURN then everything could have been history. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRJCBEOUL25WWKSSM3JV7IFFII syaoransangel

      if marcos listened to ver then, malacanang palace would have been smashed. a lot of security personnel were killed there you know, that’s why marcos left.

    • magiting78

      If FEM listen to Ver, sana wala tayong Trapo ngaun tulad ni JPE…dapat sana inaamag n mga yan…

  • Albert Einstien

    LO & BEHOLD..what is the CONNECTION of SABAH & HACIENDA LUISITA, MUSLIM REBELLION , MNLF REBELLION & CPP-NPA REBELLION..? ……………….
     
    what is the the connection of AQUINOS & LEADERS of MALAYSIA ?…………. ANSWER 1968……………HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968……………………adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new state..giving away territories not even within his power to give!…………………..Now
    2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt acting as MALASia spokeperso & COLLABORATING with MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!………………………………………………

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      Einstein, your 1968 conspiracy theory is just as such, just a theory.

      First, you are saying Marcos had really planned to distribute all lands to farmers in 1968? History tells us that, that did not happen. Then, you are indirectly admitting that Marcos himself had not mustered enough power and support to go thru that plan, and was useless as president to implement it, in 20 years.

      Second, it was Cory who made the distribution (in-effect) by incorporating the hacienda with the farmers’ signature in 1988. And due to political frictions in the coming years, the poor farmers were actually deprived, even to this days, both from within and outside the hacienda, the Arroyos, the Marcoses, the Cohuangcos, etc. They became part of a bigger political game-blame. Bottom line is, it was the perceived weak Cory that implemented the CARP provisions in H.Luisita, not Marcos.

      Third, you are now championing the cause and rights of Sultan of Sulu, whose main reason for rebellion has nothing much to do with Marcos (although aggrevated by him), but mostly on how the Americans and the succeeding governments dealt with the Moros after Spain secession of Sulu. How you linked the Aquinos and Marcoses to the Sulu conflict just came out of nowhere, other than pure coincidence that the current president is an Aquino.  The Sulu conflict is much wider and deeper than what you are theorizing.

      • Albert Einstien

        ha ha….DIG DEEPER…about 1968..you will be surprised….who is the BRAINS behind….lol

      • Kairosphil

        The Famous Uncle Sammy?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Suggestion,,,  read more on Jabidah massacre… not on wiki please!  We still have court records on this event.  That would explain a lot., case still pending resolution…

      • Legally_brown

        nice one…  a more rational hindsight for the events which transpired in our country’s history.  This looks more credible than Albert Einstein’s wild conspirancy theories, hehehe…. Sorry Albert Einstein, it seems that your famous namesake had more luck with his “relativity theory” which laid the foundation of modern physics than with the “DEUTERIUM theory” that you’ve been postulating.

    • magiting78

      Why dont you make your own blogg..

  • Bayan Panona

    JPE can never be trusted!

    • magiting78

      Ever since

  • asarin

    aside from the same ethnic origin, what else do bobby ongpin and lucio tan have in common?

  • repapips

    eto rin ba ung ongpin na kasama sa mga pandaraya sa bentahan na kakuntsaba ni mike arroyo?

    • magiting78

      Angpin yun hehehhe

      • Noel

        Angping kulang ng g.  Asawa niya ngayon ang Congresswoman na si Zenaida sa Manila.

      • magiting78

        hehehe mali din pala ako..pero malapit lapit na

  • mulanay

    Once again, I want to state for the record that this was the guy Roberto who was called wrOngpin. That was in contrast to the other Ongpin, his brother Jaime, who refused to cooperate with Marcos.

  • BatangSingapore

    bida na naman ang intsik.  lokohin lelong nyong panot.  si marcos sigawan mo hahahahhaha.  dami na version kaya hindi naniniwala mga filipino sa edsa 1 hahahahahaha.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Para naman daw mukha syang bida. Sinigawan nya si Marcos with other people around them… I doubt if that really happened.

      • Noel

        Si Marcos sisigawan niya?  Kahit ano puwedeng sabihin ng isang tao ngayon na patay na si Marcos at walang ibang tao nandoon.  Kung sabihin ko sa inyo na sinabi ni Marcos sa akin na ang CIA and nagpapatay kay Ninoy?  Mas kapani-paniwala pa iyan.

      • Albert Einstien

        pwede kasi rumoured na communist at cia agent si ninoy dati…

      • Noel

        Unang naging NPA si Ninoy tapos naging CIA agent.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Katulad ba ng ginawa mo sa pangalan mo…na dapat ay leon?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Me nalimutan pa kayo…di niyo nabanggit na siya rin si Kumander Dante.  Bagay nga kayong magkakasama. birds of the seym feders fak each other…buuin niyo ng samahan niyo puwede  kayong ilaban sa UNA, perdigana ang laban.

        Ngayon, kung gusto niyong lagyan ng totoo — halos 20 pa lang si Ninoy na isang reporter, nang sa kaniya sumuko si Luis Taruc supremo ng huk movement noong early 50s.  Di puwedeng CIA ang isang NPA, parang sinabi niyo nang KGB ang protector ng White House. 

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Is that  the Original Bongbong ,referring to the pix above.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      Was there a double? I am familiar with our politician’s double-face, sometime twice the time (so becomes double double-face). And I heard that rumor before (the double person), maybe this is the right forum to get info.

      • magiting78

        The real Bongbong is 2 year younger this bongbong…This Bongbong is the son of FEM to other woman.

      • Noel

        I was still young then when I heard the real Bongbong was killed.  But looking at how this Sen. Bongbong Marcos looks and speaks no doubt he’s the son of Marcos.

      • magiting78

        Yes he is the son of Marcos but not with Imelda, try to look close, does he has a resemblance with Imelda or Imee???…

      • Noel

        Imee was Imelda’s daughter with then Manila Mayor Lacson.  Marcos resembles exactly the father but not the mother but at this point, we don’t know if he’s the real Marcos.  This senatorial candidate Grace Poe in turn is the daughter of former actress Rosemarie with Marcos.

      • magiting78

        Hehehe parang may alam ka din s buhay buhay ni Macoy ah…..Yung media ngaun ay hnd talaga siniwalat ang totoong nangyari, simulat simula pa kinontrol nila ang lalabas s balita para lumabas n masama ang kalagayan sa panahon ni Marcos….Binulag ang mga tao ng maling kasaysayan….

      • Noel

        Kilala ng pamilya ko ang mga Marcos.  Senate President pa lang si Marcos kilala na ng father ko siya.  Si Marcos okay lang pero si Imelda talaga ang puno’t dulo ng gulo at kasamaan.  Marami tayong nabalitaang korapsiyon ng mga Romualdez lalo na si Beho pero di masyado sa panig ni Marcos.  Sa katunayan, isang professional ang kapatid niyang si Dr. Pacifico Marcos.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Kahit ang pamilya ko kilala siya.  Maging ng mga pamilya ng aming kapitbahay.  Kahit saan sa buong mundo kilala siya.  Kung OFW ka noong panahon ng EDSA, maririnig mo ang kuwentuhan sa mga airport, sa loob ng eroplano ay ang nangyari sa EDSA, ang paghanga ng mga tao sa Pinoy at kay Cory. at kapag nababanggit si diktador, may kasunod na mura, kahit ang mga foreigners.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        May alam ka bang dahilan kung bakit siya nagdeklara ng martial law kung hindi masama ang lagay ng bansa sa panahon niya?

    • magiting78

      Yes he is the original who died in hawaii, he is the son of imelda and Ferdinand. Not this Bongbong…

  • KenKhoy

    “At 6 p.m. his secretary called him to listen to the radio. Enrile was on the air, announcing his defection, saying there was cheating during the election and that the ambush on the night Marcos declared martial law in 1972 was staged”.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Somebody should get a tape of that radio broadcast to remind Enrile of his lies.

      • chingnarciso

        huwag na, baka sasabihin na may utang ang iyong ama sa kanya.. milyon na milyong Peso, o baka  maconvert pa at  maging $ na milyonnes..Its only a joke.. hehehe

  • Albert Einstien

    MARCOS…WON..YET THEY ..DEPOSED him………

    CORY was merely an accidental president USA wanted originally RAMOS to be the next caretaker president….in 1983 when aquino died ( NINOY rumoured as CIA agent ) CIA was infuriated SUDDENLY foreign banks stopped granting loans to the Philippine government & AMERICAN INVESTMENTS withdrwn…FDI’s stop coming in….” Defense. CIA. Everybody wanted to bring him down. But Reagan, they had a close personal relationship,” MARCOS won “With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said ………………………….
    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ? MARCOS was a victim of ECONOMIC assassins………………….and why BOSSWORTH & HABIB forced marcos to signed five decrees..Marcos signed the five presidential decrees as did Bosworth and Habib, as witnesses. When the Americans were about to leave, the President said, “You know, gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there’s a coup plot being hatched.” The two were stunned. “Mr. President, we know nothing about this,” Habib said. “Why would we go through with this charade?” ( as ongpin admitted  & witnessed 2/25/13 pdi )……………………..

    • Albert Einstien

      CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )…………….
      LO & BEHOLD..what is the CONNECTION of SABAH & HACIENDA LUISITA, MUSLIM REBELLION , MNLF REBELLION & CPP-NPA REBELLION..? ……………….
       
      what is the the connection of AQUINOS & LEADERS of MALAYSIA ?…………. ANSWER 1968……………HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968……………………adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new state..giving away territories not even within his power to give!…………………..Now
      2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt acting as MALASia spokeperso & COLLABORATING with MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!………………………………………………
       
       
       
       
       
      let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

      • Noel

        After Cory was selected President in 1986, everything became a mess.  This housewife who never had any experience in leadership and politics did nothing but to go after Marcos and his family for six years of her term.  She spent most of her time going to convent and pray with the nuns.  Chit chat with Cardinal Sin and obeyed every word he said.  And she often played mahjong with her comadres and amigas.  It was also during her illegitimate term that the communists and leftist groups invaded the government and politics.  Today, the leftists are all around making it more difficult to deal with China.  Have we heard of leftist groups protesting and holding rallies against China?  No.  But they continue to rally against the US.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Maayos ba ang situation kung kaya’t nagkaroon ng snap elections noong 1986?  Sana magtatanong ka sa mga may sentido kumon bago ka pumalaot sa ibinubunghalit mo ngayon.  21 years sa power, instead of 8years maximum per our country’s constitution, 14 years of which were under martial law, that’s how our country was governed before Cory came. Common sense, bakit magkakaroon ng martial law kung maayos ang bansa?

        Ngayon, may tinatawag na “compensation for martial law victims”, eh, sa mga panahong ‘yan di pa natin kilala si Cory, eh, di ibig sabihin magulo na ang bansa bago pa pumalaot si Cory.  Siya nga umaayos nito, kundi ginulo ng 7 failed coup d’etats.  Ibinoto siya ng taong bayan over the most powerful politician in our country at the time.

        That powerful politician ruled for 21 years 13 years more than the maximum allowed by the Constitution, abolished our lawmaking body, ruled the country by presidential decree, yet the country ended up in a very big mess, violent student rallies, muslim insurgency at its height, communist rebellion revived…murmuring became punishable, zoning became prevalent where neighborhoods were awakened during wee hours of the morning for questioning, etc.  How would you call all these things?  Were they not turbulent mess?  And, they were there even before Cory came.

        The first 6 months of Cory’s rule were full of hope for recovery and stabilization, until she was besieged by 7 failed coup d’etats.  Weak daw si Cory, na isang simpleng housewife, who defeated the powerful dictator.  Sino’ng pinakamatigas na lider sa kasaysayan ng mundo ang nanatiling lider pagkatapos ng 7 sunod-sunod na kudeta?  Iyan ba ang mahina? Kahit nga noong wala na siyang buhay humila pa rin siya ng milyun-milyong tagasunod.

      • Noel

        Let me ask you:  Are we better off today than the Marcos years?  Were we better off during GMA term?  Can you enumerate a few that Cory accomplished?  Don’t include her vindictiveness in going after Marcos wealth most of whom went into the pockets of her own people including the PCGG.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BXIHI5A7AY7FKYZIAZLWLAUHDA ericson

        sir natumbok mo… un lang ang ginawa niya.. ay u forgot di edsa shrine…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        I am not pro-Cory, nor Pro-Marcos, but we have to give credit to where it belongs:

        Accomplishments of Cory:
        1. Promulgated the New Constitution, without it you will still be technically under martial law.

        2. Her emphasis on civil liberties and human rights, amongst other, the Family Code, the Administrative Code of 87, Local Govt Code, etc.

        3. Championing the non-violent way of dealing with the Muslims and the Communist. Some may not agree on this, but I do as i saw first hand the ugliness of arm conflicts.

        4. Ouster of US bases

        5. The Brady Plan that allows the debt-ridden govt to breath and function in the next 3 years of her term.

        6. Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law

        All these despite numerous natural disaster and coup de tat during her term.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Ako na ang sasagot.  Hindi mo ba alam na mas maganda ang kalagayan niya noon, kaysa ngayon?  Noon lahat ng tao napapakilos niya, ke gusto ke hindi.  Ngayon, kahit sarili niya, hindi niya mapakilos.  Mas maigi ka pa nga sa kaniya, dahil nakakakilos ka, kahit palso.

      • Irene Wong

         Albert Eisntein: Very  very informative ,,,  and post it  to facebook about Marcos nearly claim Sabah that very very close— only that this number one critic father of this present President Noynoy dismantled it… Wake up Pilipinos !!!! I am a SENIOR CITIZEN who witnessed different administrations from Quirino down to Noynoy,,, PRESIDENT MARCOS  did the BEST  for the betterment of the country–our beloved Philippines..may the Anti-marcos open their minds about history…Please continue spreading the facts about the Marcoses so that the yellow followers will know better than what they can only hear   through the media .  . I am VERY VERY SAD  about the Philippines… they all air about the bad things of the Marcoses,,, why won’t they SHARE  also  the good accomplishments of President Marcos… This is the reason why , Philippines cannot move forward… because no matter how many decades had passed , they DO NOT KNOW HOW TO FORGIVE AND FORGET…Why won’t hey focus on the problem of the country at present… LET HISTORY TELL…
        .    Albert Eistein… may the HOLY Spirit guide you and tell all the very informative facts about The Aquinos and the Marcos… Do not be afraid…to be vocal… “If GOD is with you..nobody is against you .. AMEN”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Bakit hindi mo ikuwento ang tunay na nangyari sa JABIDA Massacre kung bakit nagalit ang mga Muslim kay Makoy.

        Kung bakit dumami ang mga namundok at naging komunista sa panahon ni Makoy.

        Kung bakit maraming estudyante ang yumakap sa komunismo dahil hindi sila binigyan ng laya na mai-express ang kanilang sarili sa mga hindi magandang pangyayari sa ating bansa.

        Kung bakit hindi kukulangin sa 10,000 ang mga biktima ng martial law na bababayaran as victim’s compensation.

        Kung bakit walang tumutol, ni isa man sa inyo, sa mga lumabas ng eyewitness accounts sa mga pangyayari sa ating bansa noong panahon ng martial law.

        Kung bakit natalo ng bulaklak at ng mga relihiyosong imahen ang mga tangke at armalites ng mga marines…

        SAPAGKA’T NAGKAROON NG DIVINE INTERVENTION kung kaya’t maging ang Gen Tadjar, Col. Sotelo, maging ang Metrocom Commdr Montano ay nagbago ng loob, kung kaya’t hindi nila nagawang saktan ang mga gusto ng pagbabago sa ating bayan — na pinatunayan ng pagharang ng kanilang katawan sa mga tangke.

    • catmanjohn

      Somethings are expected of a leader, but the crippling effect of his clan mentality, corrupt ‘black market’ ways of operating, quick to label his oppositions ‘communists’ when they wanted to organize unions and give the lower and middle class some fairness, as well as his use of torture and rape as a form of punishment, while using the death penalty against the same crime on others, shows a self centered deviant mind using the guise of patriotism to subject the Nation into becoming a third rate mud hole banana republic. He turned the women into a Nation of prostitutes as you can well see, becoming the best ‘Pimp’ the U.S. could ever want for their soldiers fighting the Vietnam War, and unfortunately that trade still exist today as a dismal option to the lack of opportunity for women in the Philippines. Any man who claims to have been tortured, as Marcos claimed to have been by the Japs, would never subject his fellow man, especially his countrymen, to the same evil, just to extract some confession or information. He is either a monster or a liar, or both. 
      Anyone who supports policies that goes against his self interest, that of his children’s future and family, the honor and progress of his nation, is truly stupid and unworthy, as I have stated in my initial response.

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       kahit sa probinsya namin na dun ako taga dikit ng posters ni makoy at turing panalo sya..anlayo ni cory

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        eh bakit nagtatakbo siya?   tamangtama sa yo ang unang word ng pangalan mo.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        konting research pa o d kaya buksan mo ang mga naninilaw mong mata at mag-isip ka kung meron man.  wag ka umasa sa amin

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        wala namang dapat asahan sa inyo…hindi na nakalusot ang mga pandaraya nyo, dahil kinilala na maging mga husgado here and abroad ang dapat kilalanin at ang hindi karapat-dapat, nag-presidente ka for life, kaya kahit wala na yung life niya sinisingil pa rin siya…huwag mong sabihing galing sa ‘yo ang ipambabayad sa martial law victims…ano ‘yon donasyon ng Switzerland?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

      Hanggang ngayon sangdamakmak pa rin ang mga sinungaling. Kawawang Pilipinas. Naglabas na ng verdict ang supreme court ng Hawaii, at mayroon nang enabling law pilit pa ring binabaluktot ang katotohanan ng mga baluktot ang hangarin para sa bansa.

  • parefrank

    to Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

    Looks like you did not reallyexperience these critical times. Or you are so extreme yellow blooded.
    Marcos really was not able topush trough land eforms against the power and lobby of big land owners.  Also not against Luisita whose owners always enjoyed oulitical immunity. Only when Ninoy died, there was no more such protected owner and the case was pushed to court. But when the verdict was out to return Luisita against Dollar millions for made improvements, Cory accepted tu ron and as candidate she was immune. As president, soon she removed all involved courts and exempted Luisita from being distributed, acting not very democratic in her personal interest. That agreement with farmers to be given stock certificates instead of land was only at Luisita. But look what the farmers got out of that, no one could live on it. Then, Luisita sold a big part but the farmers have not been asked and did not get their 30% share. All their protests ended up in the Luisita massacre, very similar to ory;s Mendiola massacre. Due to good links to GMA, it was not even due investigated and charged.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      What is your point parefrank? What are you trying to argue here, and reason for calling me yellow blooded?  Had i not mentioned that the poor farmers became the victim of the political game, both from within and external?  That included Cohuangcos, the Aquinos, etc. right?  Check your fact and it seems to me that you cannot even compose your argument…What i stated was fact of recorded history of the events…. prove me wrong then….

  • parefrank

    to Mita

    True, there was no more big enough dollar reserve and the Manila bombings (due ti US congressmen initiated by Ninoy to scare away dollar bringing tourism) increased the problems.
    Now, there are billions at BSP and most of it from the biggest RP export, the jobless people who the became sources of dollar remittance. And as a thank you, the more dollars they send the less the dollar is worth and pushes u[ the peeso. Looks good, but only for the government and importing big business. They boy with less pesos or cheap dollars and sell it locally at higher peso prices. So, OFWs have to send more dollars and the families get less pesos, only prices increase permanent.

  • Albert Einstien

    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY …WHY RP is so POOR now…1968 is the SOURCE of the EVIL CALVARY & CAUSE of UNENDING CHAOS…..it was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established………………………….
     
     
    LO & BEHOLD …rubbing salt to injury for peaceful loving citizensshe freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory FREED the enemies of the STATE ( who killed hundred of thousand citizens & govt forces & displaced MILLIONS of families ) ……ninoy was RUMOURED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular & routine coups ..& the REDS are becoming more INFLUENTIAL & more POWERFUL in the CORY govt….AFP forces loyal to marcos are still there ..MNLF became more POWERFUL…..with the POLITICAL uncertainties..foreign powers suspended their interest in phil. DEUTERIUM………………………….

    • http://on.fb.me/16z14Nv Angel Divera

      Check mo sa wikipedia, Before pa nanungkulan si Marcos ang peak moments ng Pilipinas at unti unti itong humirap dahil kay Marcos. Si Ninoy naging Presidential adviser for past 5 presidents at di naghirap ang bansa. Si Marcos ang namumuno at di si Ninoy at bat cya ang sisihin. Utak mo bugok.

      • Albert Einstien

        TRUTH HURTS….para lang yan PAG-IBIG akala mo mahal n amahal ka me IBA palang mahal..at hindi ikaw yun..MASAKIT TALAGA ang KATOTOHANAN….po mam angel…para din yan sa mga SANTO ..yung patron mo akala mo anghel..DIMONYO ..po pala…SAKIT no….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Tulad ng ginagawa mo ngayon…maganda ang katotohanan, kung walang nanggugulo sa katotohanan…at yan ang ginagawa mo ngayon…kaya ikaw lamang ang nasasaktan, dahil hindi mo kayang baguhin ang katotohanan.

        At ang unang unang katotohanan na hindi mo maipagkaila ang katorpehan mo sa pangongopya — ni hindi mo nakopya nang tama ang spelling ng kinokopya mo.

      • http://twitter.com/gfarishta gibreel farishta

        angel divera, how lovely can you get.. (shhh.. wikipedia isn’t that reliable, maám!)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BXIHI5A7AY7FKYZIAZLWLAUHDA ericson

        so pag nasa wikipedia totoo na? 

      • cubski

        Wikipedia?! hahahahaha!

    • rinom

      check mo bakit napatalsik is omar kadafi at si Mubarak, kasi po nagpayaman sila habang ang bansa nila ay pahirap ng pahirap. iyong mga pondo ay dinidiposito nila sa ibang bansa katulad ni marcos. kaya nga ang framers ng US government hanggang 2 term ang ppresidente nila, kasi alam nila,,, ang tao malupit.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

         anong nangyari ngayon s libya? mas masahol ang pumalit…para ding pinas

      • chingnarciso

        You are correct..dumami ang naging kurakot..

    • 33Sambuang2

      go to the doctor a”hole. you are taking so many drugs and that inhibited your brain from functioning…

      • Albert Einstien

        GISING na 27 years ka ng zombie…lol

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        You can only blame yourself for all the misfortunes that’s happening to the country.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BXIHI5A7AY7FKYZIAZLWLAUHDA ericson

        mga gullible sa mga balita tong mga to.. natural puro galit kay marcos ang majority sa media kasi sila ung mga tinira ni marcos eh… di nila magawa ung mga gusto nila…. we need another strongman 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Tingnan mo ang mga kabulukang inilalabas ng mga pusali sa bunganga mo…sa panahon ni Cory, nagkasundo ang pamahalaan at ang MNLF, kaya kaya nabuo ang ARMM na pinamunuan ni Nur Misuari.  Anong palabas ang sinasabi mong komunista ang isang CIA, eh, langit at impiyerno ng diprensiya ng dalawang iyan.  Parang isang makamandag na may sungay na tulad mo at ng isang anghel ang pagkakaiba ng dalawang yan. 

      Ang pag-aralan mong maigi mag-aral ka ng tamang spelling, mangongopya ka lang hindi mo pa magawa ng ayos…iyan pa kayang  baguhin mo ang mga pangyayaring nagdaan.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UDPHFKKZ2V74RQZ3QLLC6MFNSI Shizu

        He’s telling the truth. Pinakawalan ni Cory sila Joma Sison and every enemies of state. Ano nangyari? Nagtaso si Joma sa Netherlands and lalong naging active ang NPA and mga komunista. 

  • yxoiyiu

    pansinin ninyo sa kuwento, sinubukang gawin ni Marcos lahat ng paraan para maiwasan ang paghihirap ng mga Pilipino pero minasama pa ng ibang politiko at critics niya ang pamumuno niya at patuloy na dinestabilize ng mga critics niya ang gobyerno at economy ng Pilipinas.  

    last year ay inamin ni former senator Heherson Alvarez na isa siya sa utak ng serye ng pambobomba sa Metro Manila para ma-destabilize ang economy ng Pilipinas at lalong maghirap ang mga pinoy at magalit ang mga pinoy kay Marcos.

    • Noel

      Hindi lang iyan.  Si Sen. Salonga at Gen. Corpuz umamin na hindi si Marcos ang may gagagawan sa Plaza Miranda bombing kundi si Joema Sison at NPA.  Ang mga ikinulong naman mga sundalo ay nagsabing hindi si Marcos ang nagpapatay kay Ninoy.  Isa ang gustong magsabi ng buong katotohanan pero hindi pinayagan hanggang mamatay na sa kulungan.  Eh kasi ba naman kung nalaman ng mga tao ang tutoo, di ang pagiging Presidente ni Cory ay mali dahil nag-ugat ang galit ng mga tao sa pagpatay kay Ninoy na ibinintang kay Marcos.  Alam ng pamilyang Aquino ito pero ayaw aminin at sabihin.  Ngayon ang nakinabang sa kasinungalingan ay ang anak naman na Pangulo ngayon.

    • santosboi

      anung kwento? kwento ba yung naghirap ang Pilipinas sa pamumuno nya? hoy gising! buhay na kami nun panahon nya. 

  • Albert Einstien

    yellow zombies now are on withdrawal stage, SHOCK &  DENIAL STAGE..

    .HOPE they KNOW how to read and comprehend TRUE HISTORY….  : > )

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

      sana matuto ka ring umispel.

      • Albert Einstien

        ·        my lonely friend…before you JUDGE a person..sir..please try to EDUCATE yourself first…
        RULES: Usernames or pseudonyms based on another person’s identity, publicly known or otherwise, living or dead..are PROHIBITED!
        SOLUTION: IDEM SONANS….sound like or mis-spelling is ALLOWED…besides there is already a user account einstein…
        hope that i contributed a lot to your EDUCATION…. : > )

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Nariyan ka na naman…dangan kasi, puwede ka namang magmalasakit sa bayan, ang ginagawa mo ay kawawain ang mga kababayan mong gustong umasenso ang ating bansa.   Kung gamitin mo na lang ang kunsiyensiya mo, makakatulong ka pa.  Kung sa pagkopya pa lang kita na ang klase ng pandaraya mo, kung anu=ano pa ang sasabihin mo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Hindi ka ba nahihiya niyang de idem sonans idem sonans ka pa, kitang kita naman ang baho ng mga inuutot mo sa kabahuan ng kakayahan mong mangopya.  Natatandaan ko ang sinasabi mong isang einstein, yun eh talagang marunong, kinagalitan ka rin noon dahil sa kapalpakan ng mga iniuutot mo.

  • santosboi

    nagkamali lang ang DECS na hindi tinuro sa mga kabataan ang totoong kasamaan ng rehimeng marcos. 

  • Irene Wong

     magiting 78….you are very very correct in what you had posted… AMEN!!!AMEN

  • Irene Wong

    You are  right!!!!!

  • Irene Wong

     I agree with you…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E5Q5PV6KNYNVSOCHXJVJPYUVFE cion

    Dont believe this article at all, Ongpin is another orchestrator for his self-interest and hsi brother james onpin and the rest of the Chinese-Filipino business clan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    Reagan  was  palling around with  tyrants,  dictators and human rights
    violators  be it in  Latin America or  Asia.

    And yet he had  the gall to  ask Gorbachev  to dismantle  the  Berlin Wall.

    A  symbol  of  tyranny  around the world.

    What a two – faced  hypocrite !!   
      

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

    ni hindi ka nga puwedeng nasa labas 12:00 to 4:00am >>>  ang sisihin mo sa failures ng EDSA ay ang mga naghangad maagaw ang renda ng pamahalaan sa pamamagitan ng kudeta >>> march to august gumaganda na ang lagay nang bansa nang makialam ang kudeta >>> nalimutan mo na ba ang pagpalakpak ng mga mamamayang nanood sa panahon ng dogfights>>> ang panig ng taongbayan ay sa pamahalaan, hindi sa mga nagkudeta >>> ikaw nga subukin mong maglakad pauwi, at gambalain ka nang pitong ulit na gugulpi sa iyo >>> makarating ka man sa inyo ng buhay, bugbog sarado ka >>> iyan ang ginawa sa bayan ng mga nagkudeta >>> at iyan pa rin ang ginagawa mo at ng mga katulad mo sa ating bayan na buong tibay pa ring pinatatatag ng mga kabayang tunay na nagmamalasakit sa ating bayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    Eynstiyen: at ngayon, gusto mong iharang ang bunganga mo upang maitago ang katotohanan.

    Ni hindi ka nga marunong kumopya ng tamang spelling ng pangalan, eh, kung anu ano pa ang pangangahasan mong bungangain.

    • Albert Einstien

      TRUTH HURTS SIR bum aka ding…PEOPLE will not VOTE for you sorry…

       Stages of Grief…

      1. SHOCK & DENIAL-

      You will probably react to learning of the TRUTH with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the TRUTH at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks.

      2. PAIN & GUILT-
      As the shock wears off, it is replaced with the suffering of unbelievable pain. Although excruciating and almost unbearable, it is important that you experience the pain fully, and not hide it, avoid it or escape from it with alcohol or drugs.
      . Life feels chaotic and scary during this phase.

      3. ANGER & BARGAINING-

      Frustration gives way to anger, and you may lash out and lay unwarranted blame  on someone else. Please try to control this, as permanent damage to your relationships may result. This is a time for the release of bottled up emotion.
      You may rail against fate, questioning “Why me?” You may also try to bargain in vain with the powers that be for a way out of your despair

      4. “DEPRESSION”, REFLECTION, LONELINESS-

      Just when your friends may think you should be getting on with your life, a long period of sad reflection will likely overtake you. This is a normal stage of grief, so do not be “talked out of it” by well-meaning outsiders. Encouragement from others is not helpful to you during this stage of grieving.
      During this time, you finally realize the true magnitude of TRUTH , and it depresses you. You may isolate yourself on purpose, reflect on things , and focus on memories of the past. You may sense feelings of emptiness or despair.

      seek medical advice during this crucial period……je je

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Tapos na, tinalakay na, inimbestigahan, tunay na punto por punto in the real sense of that word…kaya wala nang magagawa kahit anong klaseng kasinungalingan pa ang gawin mo.  Ni hindi ka nga marunong mangopya. baguhin pa ang katotohanan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWM7C4HJRSM7OADRJMOEVYOSMA Noel Rose

    and now, let’s talk about ashmore the people behind it . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

     hahaha,  u haven’t read my former postings which clearly describe the condition of the country before martial law.  Philippines was just like a wild wild west during that time. Killings were eveywhere.  I couln’t walk in dark streets of Cubao because of frequent gang fightings.  Every rich people have their own armies and frequently shoot at each other to the detriment of the civilians. Our economy was on the downturn but all change when Marcos declared the Martial law.  We became the most powerful and richest country in Asia.  We have the newest fighter jets at that time which was feared by our neighbor especially Malaysia.  They cowered in fear when we buzzed them with our modern jets near Sabah.  Thats what we called the golden era of the Philippines which never have been match by any succeeding president of the country

    • Noel

      Agree.  Some readers here were not even born yet during Martial Law or they were too young to know.  Most hear from bias news reporting.  Under Marcos, our economy and military were among the best in Asia.  Marcos had a vision including the power and energy that pushed him to build the Bataan Nuclear Plant.  The project was ambitious but if it pushed through all Filipinos would benefit from it today.  Cory stopped the project even though the government was paying huge interest monthly until this day.  In fact, former Rep Mark Cojuangco realizing how good the Bataan project is wants it to be continued.  Many of Marcos projects were good but Cory scratched them.  She didn’t want anything identified with Marcos even if they benefited the people and country.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Psiitoon-Charoenkrung/100001362990665 Jane Deasis Villena

         thats right and Pnoy did it.  He scrapped all the good projects of the former president irregardless of what foreign investros will say

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LLTZ4PSUNCDHLFT4KVOJGXPPQ Dafifthchild

        Napakaraming loyalist na lakay dito. Nakakalungkot isipin.Isa ako sa mga nabubuhay na noong panahon ng martial law.Maaring sa umpisa ay nakabubulag ang kagandahang naidulot nito sa bayan.Ngunit kailan man ang pagiging diktador at pagsupil sa karapatan ng tao ay walang kahihinatnang kabutihan. 
        Ang aking tatay ay hinuli ng walang kamuwang-muwang ng military. At nagpakahirap kaming habol-habulin ang truck na may rasyon ng bigas. Tuwing sasapit ang gabi hindi mala-disney-land ang pakiramdam ko sa curfew na kinatatakutan noon. Marami at higit pa riyan ang pawang katunayan sa likod ng diktaturya ni marcos. Ang pagkakaroon natin noon ng airforce jet o ang pagsagip ni ongpin sa piso dati ay hindi kailan man mabibigyang hustisya ang kahit isang nabiktima sa panahon ni marcos. Ang lahat ng mga nanyari nung huling taon ni marcos ay dulot na rin ng kanyang kasakiman sa puwesto at kawalang tiwala na ipasa ng makatuwiran ang kanyang puwesto sa maayos at marangal na paraan. Ang tanging inisip lamang nya ay ang panatiliing sya ang nasa itaas ng pilipinas. Ano pa’t napaka ganda nga ng ginawa ng inyong paboritong presidente na si marcos.
        Matatalino naman kayong mga pilipino, pero nagbubulagbulagan kayo sa katotohanan. Maaring malayo pa rin sa tunay na kalayaan ang nararamdaman natin sa bulok na demokrasyang nasa atin bansa ngayon, ngunit hinding-hindi ko ipapanalangin na sana maulit pa ang isang diktador at isang halimaw na martial law.

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

        …napakagandang komento, pre. yan nga ang gusto ko laging itanong sa mga nakaka usap ko na tila raw mas maganda nuong panahon ni makoy. napakasimpleng tanong lang rin naman: ano ang kapalit ng ‘kaginhawaan’ na sinasabi nila during his reign? pero hanggang ngayo’y wala akong nakukuhang sagot. yun bang clueless sila kung ano nga ba talaga ang kapalit.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

         We should appreciate what Cory did, moth balling the Nuclear plant 25 years ago. Today, most progressive nuclear plant user nations are changing their mind to use less dangerous source of power. Vision? May be.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7NVOQQ6IHNUZT3XHSORRQLDT6E Thecheesecornvendor

        Here’s one from a person who was already breathing during Martial Law. 
        Forgive me my son, but regarding the bataan nuclear power plant, you’ll be surprised to know that the project was in fact a ploy to simply generate not electricity but huge sums of government money. My elder bother was one of the local engineers involved in it’s commissioning. And he clearly remembers how the the technical aspects of the plant were in such big mess. Literally, you’ll pray and give sincere thanks that the structure in bataan did not push through. The cooling system and safety valves gave in during the final tests. And more defects were later discovered. Everything has to be classified and even Westinghouse was doing under the table. To think that the plant itself was located in an active fault co-related to that of Mt.Pinatubo was the final nail to discourage the kind of enthusiasm your type is trying to mislead us. 

        And so, that’s how ambitious your Marcos and cronies were back then. Peace.

    • Mario Aquino

      before marcos came into power we are next to Japan when he came down we are one of the poorest in South East Asia, we are over taken by South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand in his more than 20 years in power, marcos made us more poor

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFCSYCS6K56RI7I5B6X4JPP3LQ Boterog

        Mario where is your source? Marcos was elected in 1965, his first term as president put the Philippine economy second to Japan, after EDSA 1, we sunk next to the buttom among the poorest, research more open your mind.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

        This is a fact in 1965 we are more progressive than Korea, Singapore Hongkong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. In 1986 these countries are more progressive than us

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Let’s not argue over opinions or hearsay, these are the published facts, and yard-stick of President’s performances:

        President In-Charge- Marcos: Technical recession in last two years, 250% inflation hike in last term:
        1980 – 5.2% GDP, P7.5 to USD
        1981 – 3.4% GDP, P7.9 to USD
        1982 – 3.6% GDP, P8.5 to USD 
        1983 – 1.9% GDP, P11.1 to USD
        1984 – (-)7.3% Negative GDP, P16.7 to USD
        1985 – (-)7.3% Negative GDP, P18.6 to USD

        President In-Charge- Cory: High GDP (regressing to negative), stable currency
        1986 – 3.4% GDP, P20.4 to USD
        1987 – 4.3% GDP, P20.6 to USD
        1988 – 6.8% GDP, P21.1 to USD
        1989 – 6.2% GDP, P21.7 to USD
        1990 – 3.0% GDP, P24.3 to USD
        1991 – (-)0.58% Negative GDP, P27.5 to USD

        President In-Charge- Ramos: High GDP (progressing), stable currency
        1992 – 0.34% GDP, P25.5 to USD
        1993 – 2.12% GDP, P27.1 to USD
        1994 – 4.4% GDP, P26.4 to USD
        1995 – 4.68% GDP, P25.2 to USD
        1996 – 5.9% GDP, P24.7 to USD
        1997 – 5.2% GDP, P29.0 to USD

        President In-Charge- Erap: Medium GDP (progressing), currency crisis
        1998 (-)0.58% Negative GDP, P40.0 to USD, global crisis
        1999 – 3.1% GDP, P39.1 to USD
        2000 – 4.4% GDP, P44.2 to USD

        President In-Charge- Arroyo: High GDP (progressing), high but stable currency
        2001 – 2.9% GDP, P50.1 to USD
        2002 – 3.7% GDP, P51.6 to USD
        2003 – 5.0% GDP, P54.2 to USD
        2004 – 6.7% GDP, P54.2 to USD
        2005 – 5.0% GDP, P55.1 to USD
        2006 – 5.2% GDP, P51.3 to USD
        2007 – 6.6% GDP, P46.2 to USD
        2008 – 4.2% GDP, P44.5 to USD
        2009 – 1.2% GDP, P47.6 to USD

        President In-Charge- Ramos: High GDP (progressing), stable and regressing currency
        2010 – 7.6% GDP, P45.1 to USD
        2011 – 3.7% GDP, P43.3 to USD
        2012 – 6.6% GDP, P41.0 to USD

        If you look at these economic indications, Ramos and Pnoy did the best overall, Arroyo’s high GDP is indicative of the lack of loans control viz-a-viz high exchange rates… Cory actually did well, despite the perceived weakness and the huge loan she inherited from Macoy.

        NO POINT TO ARGUE ON HEARSAYS,JUST LOOK AT THESE PERFORMANCES…

      • Albert Einstien

        ha ha..

        yung 1973..gdp NI MARCOS 9.2 HIGHEST  sa PHIL. HISTORY..si marcos PA RIN ang second HIGHEST nong 1976..TUMATAGINTING na 8 %…. bakit di mo po sinama..yun ke gma 2010 7.9% pero pinabagsak ni pnoy nong dec 2010 sa 7.6 na lang  at lalo pang binapagsak ng 2011 sa 3.7% na LAMANG ..kaya natural sa 2012 DAPAT naman talaga tataas kasi 2years na bumagsak DAPAT yun CONTINUE ang pagtaas 2010 at 2011  para me count  yun 2012..ibig sabihin PALPAK yun 2012 dapat mataas yun….KASO bumamaba  pa..lumalabas negative pa nga..po..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Last term lang yung presented, nasa martial law ka at walang basis of legitimacy yung data dyan (before 1980)… Besides, those were the time Makoy was swiping the credit cards,,,  alam mo na kapag nog-shoshoping ka masarap buhay, kauutang mo lang. The pain comes when the bill started piling up. And like Arroyo who also borrowed a lot, Makoy failed to realize the sustainability of it (the loans)…  So you analise the performaces on long-term effect of their fiscal actions…

        On Pnoy, we can only definitively gauge his performance by end of 2013, if he exceeds 6.6%, then we can say it is progressive. Tama ka, yung 2010 kc split contribution pa ya. But looking at other indications like debt-service ratio and debt-GDP ratio, Arroyo and Pnoy had already trimmed these down to 1980 level.

      • Albert Einstien

        national debt ng 1983 ( 20 years  ni MARCOS ) …………..330 billion lang
        si pnoy ( 2 years pa lang 1 trilyon ang idinag dag nya sa utang) 5.3 TRILYON na ngayon…di ba ang LAYO naman….wala pang crisis ngayon…..incomptence lang at propaganda…..lol

        • kung pag-uusapan ang galing MALAYO si GMA ke pnoy at cory ….. kaya kelangan ikulong at sirain pangalan nya…lol…..during arroyo me WORLD ECONOMIC COLLAPSE..extra-ordinary yun..pero me growth po cya na 1.15.. yun ibang economy Nag negative sa -20% ang gdp…kaya tinawag si GMA ng boung mundo na ECONOMIC GENIUS….at di lang yan ang GDP growth ni GMA kahit me GREAT WORLD RECESSION in 2007 ay 7.11 at 2008 ay 4.11…di ba ang GALING -GALING..kung sipoy na namuno non malamang me civil war na…The Great Recession.. the Long Recession or deppression ] or the global recession of 2009 is a marked global economic decline that began in December 2007 and took a particularly sharp downward turn in September 2008. The active phase of the crisis, which manifested as a liquidity crisis, can be dated from August 7, 2007 when BNP Paribas terminated withdrawals from three hedge funds citing “a complete evaporation of liquidity”…The bursting of the U.S. housing bubble, which peaked in 2006, caused the values of securities tied to U.S. real estate pricing to plummet, damaging financial institutions globally.[8][9] The global recession affected the entire world economy, with higher detriment in some countries than others. It is a major global recession characterized by various systemic imbalances and was sparked by the outbreak of the Financial crisis of 2007–2008. let’s give CREDIT where CREDIT IS due..!

        ito po TNITINGALA sa boung mundo

        LEGATUM PROSPERITY INDEX
        GMA time : number 61 ang RP
        NGAYON pag-upo ni PNOY: PABABA ng PABABA ang
        RP……lol
        PNOY 2011 : number 66
        PNOY 2012 : number 67…
        .
        di po ba kayo NAHIHIYA ..nililinlang nyo ang bayan..
        sabi ni pnoy pangalawa tayo sa CHINA …pero ang TOTOO at REALIDAD..KULELAT
        ang RP sa panahon ni pnoy.
        hk # 18
        taiwan # 21
        singapore # 19
        malaysia # 45
        Vietnam #
        53
        Thailand #56
        Indonesia # 63
        RP panahon ni pinoy NALAGLAG ng husto
        ..aping api tayo sa time ni pnoy…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

        Aping api ka cguro dahlil nawala yung mga galamay mo sa gobyerno na kumukurakot. C’mon Albert, you have the capacity to be reasonable and objective. We are enjoying the best times now. Why are you dragging your feet?

      • Albert Einstien

        HA HA…ONLY yellow zombie will say that..!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LLTZ4PSUNCDHLFT4KVOJGXPPQ Dafifthchild

        titi mong may asin!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        bwakang buwaya ka.  Akala ko kung bakit ka namimimilipit e dahil sa kabobohan mo sa copying.  Non pala may asin ka diyan.  Ngumangawa ka pala, akala ko uli, humahalakhak ka, kasi pati spelling ng huhuhu, di mo alam.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Einstein, let’s be objective in our comments, and what “nililinlang ang bayan” you are talking about?  As i mentioned before, i give observation of their performances (read how i mentioned “high GDP, progressing” for Arroyo).  Politically, I only have respect for Ramos as President (refer to my other blogs for reasons, as i will not repeat them here).

        Now regarding your so-called prosperity index, i do not subscribe to that as it is not based on fully “measured” nor “quantifiable” index, it is more of perception rather than actual performance, again invented by the west, for the west. Other than GDP and Exchange rates performance,  I will only consider the Debt-GDP ratio and the Debt-Service ratio as legitimate yard-stick.  Look at how these presidents  performed on these other two criteria and then you can see for yourself. On a snap-shot, the government must spend almost 40% (Debt-service ratio) of its revenue paying external loans, and a debt-GDP ratio of 67% during Marcos time.  And it took 4 presidents to bring those debt-service ratio approx. 30%, debt-GDP ratios back to 48% todate.

        Be objective please, Filipinos have been known worldwide for being polite and intelligent,,,   don;t show your negative side in here please.

        Obviously, kapos yung understanding mo on Foreign Debt analysis… You must see the ratio to GDP not the amount… Arroyo break the record at 84% in 2004… you call that good economics? the 43% peak by Makoy cannot be considered as such since he invented his own formula in Rep.Act 6142, that is probably 60% plus in today’s criteria…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Ang totoo niyan, Eynstiyen, hanggang ngayon nambubully ka pa.  Kahit anong gawin mo sentensiyado na siya sa lahat ng panig ng mundo.  Kahit sa Guinness Book of World Records, eh, di lalo na ng mga husgado.  Ang huli nga ay ang Federal Court of Hawaii, kaya nga naging batas ang compensation for the martial law victims.  Ang unang kaso niyan noong unang kumandidato, kalaban si ‘Poor /Boy from Lubao Dadong Macapagal, eh, landgrabbing.  Ngayon, halos dalawampu at limang taon nang namamayapa, hindi pa rin makakuha ng kahit kapirasong lupa sa Libingan ng mga Bayani.

        At bakit, ipagpipilitan mo ang mga sinasabi mo, sabi nga nung mga nakita kong posts dito, ni hindi ka nga marunong kumopya, kitang-kita sa spelling ng pangalang ginagaya mo, hindi mo pa nakopya nang tama.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KBG3CSDWJH7MZ273WQV37H6DIA mario

        If Marcos did what Lee Kuan Yu did in Singapore may be we are more progressive than Singapore, Marcos is the most brilliant president of the Philippines but he did not use it as Lee Kuan Yu did, that’s why we are left behind by our neighbour in 1986

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Hindi naman kasi niya dinala ang pera ng Singapore sa Switzerland.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LLTZ4PSUNCDHLFT4KVOJGXPPQ Dafifthchild

      Napakaraming loyalist na lakay dito. Nakakalungkot isipin.
      Isa ako sa mga nabubuhay na noong panahon ng martial law.
      Maaring sa umpisa ay nakabubulag ang kagandahang naidulot nito sa bayan.
      Ngunit kailan man ang pagiging diktador at pagsupil sa karapatan ng tao ay walang kahihinatnang kabutihan. 

      Ang aking tatay ay hinuli ng walang kamuwang-muwang ng military. At nagpakahirap kaming habol-habulin ang truck na may rasyon ng bigas. Tuwing sasapit ang gabi hindi mala-disney-land ang pakiramdam ko sa curfew na kinatatakutan noon. Marami at higit pa riyan ang pawang katunayan sa likod ng diktaturya ni marcos. Ang pagkakaroon natin noon ng airforce jet o ang pagsagip ni ongpin sa piso dati ay hindi kailan man mabibigyang hustisya ang kahit isang nabiktima sa panahon ni marcos. Ang lahat ng mga nanyari nung huling taon ni marcos ay dulot na rin ng kanyang kasakiman sa puwesto at kawalang tiwala na ipasa ng makatuwiran ang kanyang puwesto sa maayos at marangal na paraan. Ang tanging inisip lamang nya ay ang panatiliing sya ang nasa itaas ng pilipinas. Ano pa’t napaka ganda nga ng ginawa ng inyong paboritong presidente na si marcos.

      Matatalino naman kayong mga pilipino, pero nagbubulagbulagan kayo sa katotohanan. Maaring malayo pa rin sa tunay na kalayaan ang nararamdaman natin sa bulok na demokrasyang nasa atin bansa ngayon, ngunit hinding-hindi ko ipapanalangin na sana maulit pa ang isang diktador at isang halimaw na martial law.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZS723M7OQL5GJ43IEJMJUDDIY hanep

    Reagan the two – bit  B movie US President  was a big  fan and supporter
    of  tyrants,  dictators  and   human rights  violators  be it in  Asia  or  Latin America .
    As a secret FBI informant, he testified  against his fellow actors and directors at the height of  McCarthyism accusing them as members of the  Communist  Party  even though evidence pointed to the contrary.  As a result,  many  of the actors and directors were blacklisted  and  their lives and livelihood were  ruined. So it was  not surprising  Reagan would  want to let  Marcos  cling to power.People still remember  him saying that
    during the snap elections,there was cheating on both sides.  

    Smarts and intelligence are not a strong suit  of the 40th US President.  
    He failed to read the writings on the wall  that Marcos  was  on a free – fall.

    Yet years after,  Reagan had the gall to call on Mikhail Gorbachev  of Russia  
    to ”  tear down  these walls ”    referring to the Berlin  Wall, a stark  symbol  
    of  oppression and  tyranny.

    The  hypocrisy  was too glaring  to miss.

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    that was then. it feels good to read stories such as this, specially with the event that help shaped our country. hope there’s more like this. :)

    any book you’d recommend to read?

  • Alexander kim Waing

    Hanggang dito ba naman daming yellow zombies?? di ba kau titigil sa kakakubli ng baho at tunay na nangyari? ang 27 years ba ng pagsisinungaling at pangangain ng mga utak at puso ng mga pilipino lalo na ang mga henerasyong di naabutan ang tunay na pangyayari tulad ko ay di pa ba sapat? maawa naman kayo. para rin sa mga anak at apo niyo sa susunod na henerasyon. wag natin hayaang mabulag at maging sakim. ito na ang panahong mag bago, magising sa katotohanan.. minsan naaawa ako sa mga kabataan tulad ko na sa tuwing magbubukas ng librong kasaysayan ay puro negative nalng nakalagay kay Pangulong Marcos tapos sa mahal nyong Yellow Zombie ay puro maganda, nakakaawa talga kc simula elementarya till mag college ganun parin ang libro. masyadong biased.. kung tutuusin, mas maraming positive side si Marcos than Aquino..

  • dansel

    Thank you, Inquirer for publishing this story. I was in college at that time and I did not really know the details until later when I started working. I’d like to read more. Any books available at the National Bookstore?

  • http://twitter.com/xelamikila Rey Monasterial

    two of my biggest regrets in life are trusting cory and joining edsa people power 1.  :(

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

      cheer  up, there’s no need to fret about it anymore dahil nandyan na yan and no one can really fix the irreparable mistake of ’86 

    • cubski

      At least hindi ka katulad nang iba na hanggang ngayon nagbubulag-bulagan pa din.

    • Karabukov

      Marcos is still your hero?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

    A HUMBLE CALL for VOTING WISELY & RECONCILIATION;

    Mga kababayan ko, I was born during one of most tumultuous moment in the Philippines history, the martial law. Basic freedom and rights were suppressed, all the power and decision-making left to the head of the state. We had no option then to question any decision – economic or otherwise, lest you do it by force and go underground, which will contradict your very intent, i.e the “democratic process” you try to champion. Then there was Edsa, again won by another uprising, rather than a referendum.  The rest was history.

    My point is, now we have the freedom, and the mandate and the chance to correct the situation, and decide by voting wisely, so the next group of politicians who would lead us, will lead us to a just and progressive government.  I personally hated the Marcos regime for its monopolistic and cronyistic style of government (and the martial law), the Aquinos for being too weak and indecisive, Arroyo for betraying the trust of the people and the good name of her father (Macapagal), Erap was as useless as a gambler and drunkard, Ramos had probably done the most in uplifting the economy as compared to the last 5 presidents.

    Those are my opinion and observation, and dwelling on those thoughts does not change anything, but at least I can learn my lessons, and this time will use those events as my yard-stick for voting. In my observation, we Filipinos are very emotional even when voting, and we had not really got out of the “utang-na-loob” mentality. What made me said that?  Look at how the Marcoses enjoyed being in the political high despite court convictions and documented corruption and abuses, and now mingling with Noynoy whose parents were sworn enemies of the Marcoses, it is a complete disrespect to Ninoy and Cory, irregardless the Marcoses are guilty or not. Out of delicadeza, I will not even associate myself if I am Noynoy, pero hindi naman ako si Noynoy… buti na lang. Erap who almost became president the second time in the last election, despite court conviction. Di na nakuntento sa San Juan, ngayon hahabol naman sa Manila. Lacson for getting away with legal investigations. Enrile and Drillon who had played many faces in the last five presidencies, I am probably as confused as them in indentifying their real alliance and identity. Alam pa kaya nila kung ano ang mukhang issusuot paglabas ng bahay? Binay is no difference.

    Gone are the days when “delicadeza” is synonymous to “Seppuku”, gone are the days when a politician would rather retire, accept humiliation, and admit and resign for a mistake. Ngayon, mag-hihire lang ng lawyer or doctor to avoid persecution.  The result? milk as much as you can from the people’s money and then hide, hire a lawyer, or get a medical specialist and you are off-the-hook while enjoying your millions.  These are the breed of leaders we have voted, and will vote again, and then blame them later for our hardship and predicaments. 

    My question is, ARE WE REALLY THAT STUPID?  WILL WE VOTE THESE
    LEADERS AGAIN? PANAWAGAN LANG PO SA MGA KABAYAN NA, BOMOTO PO TAYO NG TAMA AT MABABAIT NA MGA LEADERS, YUNG MAY DELICADEZA…  MABUHAY PO KAYONG LAHAT! AND LET’S ARGUE OVER OUR RESPECTIVE OPINION, YET STILL REMAINING UNITED IN PURSUIT OF GOOD GOVERNANCE, WALA LANG PONG PERSONALAN.

    • JayVee

      I went to HS here in the PI back in 1981 to 1983 so I was here when Aquino was assassinated. Being from Ilocos Norte I will admit I was always bias on my opinion of Apo Marcos. However after reading several books about Macos by different authors, this column and your post, I have to say I’m very cynical about our current Political government. Nothing has changed in 30 years since I left here. The only difference is it’s no longer the Marcos family that is doing the plundering. Every single President after him (except for Cory who was nothing more then a puppet) did the exact same thing. Even more!!! The sad truth is we live in a 3rd world country and Politics will remain the same and I doubt anything will change in both our lifetime. Perhaps Ombudsman Carpio can start putting away people but one person is not enough. The people have the power to choose but yet look at what they have to choose from? Who is the lesser evil? Look at GMA recently? Do you know the same people who put her into power will do the same thing in 2016…I’ve resigned and have accepted that this is the way life here is…hopefully my $$$ can start to go up again or else retiring here will not be an option…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        I agree on “the lesser evil”, i believe that is the only option.  I lived almost my whole life working overseas and it really hurt me reading the chats here, it all boils down to “economics”, naghihirap yung mga tao. And contributing to this chatroom is the only way i see fit for assistance, as i can’t be there to physically assist.  Honestly, i believe one of the root cause is the “declined” in moral value (by the politicians). I still saw the period when the Barangay captains are the poorest in my Barrio, because they do not get salary and instead spend their own money to assist the villagers. And kapitans were not voted, nor need to kill to be voted, they are “recommended” for their moral value. It is an honor to become kapitan, and earn the respect of all. The doctors too are the poorest, i remember going to the clinic when i was 7, my mom brought a live chicken to pay the doctor, and it was returned to us together with the free medicine.  How many of the doctors and kapitans do that now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1514343156 Nur Emir

    NAPAKAIMPORTANTENG ARTIKULO na dapat ay mabasa ng bawat PILIPINO. 
    sana laang ho ay may tagalog na bersyon ang artikulo na ireupang lalong maintindihan ng bawat pilipinong magbabasa.

  • Pablo Juan

    Bongbong must be thinking… paano na kami??  turns out you guys will be living really really well!   with millions of dollars (or billions ba?) still salted away.. life is good!  Your parents are the archetype of plunderers to come.. thinking that ok lang pala.. hindi ka naman talaga makukulong, its just a matter of time before magsasawa din ang mga pinoy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFCSYCS6K56RI7I5B6X4JPP3LQ Boterog

    Nangyari na ang mga nangyari sa atin, ngayon bumabangon ulit tayo, eleksyon nanaman at sana natutu na tayo sa maling ibinoto natin sa nakaraan, kilatisin nating mabuti ang bawat kandidato na gusto mai angat ang buhay ng kanyang kababayan, hindi sana sa pangalan tignan, sikat na artista or personalidad or magkano ang ibinibigay nya tuwing kanpanya, MAY VISION BA TALAGA SYA, ANO ANG PLANO NYA PARA SA ATIN, KUNG WALANG PLANO SAAN NYA TAYO DADALHIN???

  • Leo Capurictan

    It is very interesting to read, as the POWER PLAY, DeCEPTIOn and Betrayal unfold. Makilala  dito sino ang mga masama at nabuti.

    At ano ang ROLE na ginampanan at tuluyang gagampanan ng US sa ating bansa.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      Careful Bro, do not believe everything this joker is saying now…  Like what you said, power play, deceptions…  betrayal unfolding, no guarantee he is also telling the truth now…

      • Leo Capurictan

        well, kanya kanyang istorya yan, kung meron ka istorya di ilahad mo din. That is if you are part of the Gang in that event. Ongpin is one of the player, so as emrile, so as ninoy,

        Ask them to unfold their participation also.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        In the end, lunod sa history yung real motives. Ninoy is dead, Ongpin just stated his side, Enrile stated them as well, twice according to Ongpin, and 180degree apart… U.S will likely deny any involvement, etc…  Anyhow, just exercise vote and pick as what you think is right.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4PQEOFXSZSEDCYSTO3O7FJNP2U jung jacinto

        Bakit di pabuksan ni nyo nyo sino puma Tay sa AMA Niya, paano Baka si uncle danding Niya ang mapatunayan, tarot Lang Niya sa uncle niya

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Irregardless sino, at least naging daan si Ninoy to end a dictator, and hand power to the people…  Maraming maneuvers noon that only die-hard can accept, things like:
        (1) Imposition of martial law, to outsmart the constitution and extend presidency term
        (2) Maintaining that martial law for many years
        (3) Manipulation of the law to favor the cronies
        (4) Monopolizing businesses and assigning to cronies
        5) Manipulation of economic health, only discovered in 1983 by the IMF/WB…
        and a lot more, not to forget the countless executions… Nakakahiya nang isulat yung other excesses by his preciousss..

        The population had been fed with projects that did not consider “returns” and sustainability. Tiger daw tayo nang Asia.  In reality, we barely equal Thailand those days, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore were always ahead of us (please refer to foreign reports as they are not bias, such as Dohner, Sachs, etc).  We only surpassed Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos.  Then people were made to believe that we were only second to Japan.  Unsuspecting villagers believed that when they were shown PICC, Bataan nuclear plant, etc. without knowing the money were all borrowed beyond our capacity, then manipulated statistics until uncovered by IMF/WB in their audit following the “moratorium”.

        Anyway, just consider that a lesson-learn…  charge it to experience, then move forward.

      • doncleo

         tama ka Polding.. naglpapalinis pa ng pangalan si Roberto Ongpin e ginamit sya ng husto ni Marcos noon e di kasabwat sya…dapat nga bitayin din yan e… traydor sa taongbayan yan..plunder noon plunder pa din ngayon..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        I have the feeling that we know each other…  only close friends call me by that name…  Thanks

        Kapit-tuko sya and double-face, and had been enjoying the limelight to the expense of the people, Danding for same reason…  Kawawang pinoy at the hands of these manipulators…

  • tarikan

    Sa litrato si BongBong akala mo naman lalaban talaga, naka fatigue camouflage pa. Baka sa ipis laang takot na. Para ding si Jude Estrada Ejercito de Guia Enriquez, mahilig mag military uniform wala namang binatbat. Ipadala mo sa front line sa Basilan, Mindanao ano kaya ang gagawin, mang-raid ng beer house?

    • nakatutok

      minsan front lang yang pa-astig astig ng mga beki..parang yung kilala ko din na mahilig daw sa shooting…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Mga macho at sanggano ang tinalo ng beki na ‘yan…anim silang lahat…ngayon, damay pati ang kinabitan nilang maligno, ngudngod silang muli…namumula na ang mga mata, kapag iniinterview sa tv…kita na sa mukha ang klase ng kunsiyensya.

      • nakatutok

        salamat sa HOCUS PCOS machine…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        walang nagawa ang sanggano at pera sa gusto ng taong bayan…kahit lagi kang nakatutok, utak utotl.

      • nakatutok

        ibig mo sabihin walang pera at sanggano na gumalaw para sa LIberal Party nung nakaraang eleksyon?? lokohin mong boss mong PANOT….

      • JoelV721

        Utak utot ?  Ang bangis pala ng utak mo, umaalingasaw. ingat ka sa DENR.

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       chochorva lang yang si jude

  • Albert Einstien

    tama si ONGPIN….tugma sa TRUE HISTORY yun accounts nya..maliban lang sa SINIGAWAN nya si marcos..lol

    HINDI lang FAILURES …27 years of UNCONSCIONABLE LIES..!
     
     
     
    WHAT is there to celebrate ?… in fact the PEOPLE should MOURN for death of democracy ..substituted by ANARCHY…they cant change HISTORY no MATTER how much DISTORTING they would like to window dressed it….like what ninoy did to the COUNTRY by exposing the govt secret claimof sabah in 1968…from 1968 to 1986 the beginning & finalization of PHILIPPINE degredation to the ABYSS of POVERTY & CHAOS..now 2013..just look around sans the propaganda & paid surveys..just compare criminality, poverty, unemployment & prices of everything from 1986 to present..the AQUINOS promises for 27 years for progress, peace & prosperity are ALL LIES & they put us in this dire situation ….so sad…
     
     
     
     
    WHAT is HISTORY TELLING US!
     
     
     
    TIMELINE…
     
     
     
     
     
    “The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D.
    1861..from CHINA to RP…..change of name…..the Cojuangco family can be traced back to Hong Chian( hongjian FARMERS village ) in Tongan province, China. Former President Cory Aquino’s,great grandfather was the first generation of the Cojuangco clan that came to the Philippines in 1861. His actual chinese name, Mr. Co Yu Hwan change his name to Mr. Jose Cojuangco.
     
     
     
     
    1900 Philippine revolution- ysidra cojuanco, BECAME one of the RICHEST at age 32
     
     
    Part One: Seeking the Holy Grail on Good Friday ( just google it )
     
     
    ” Encarnacion a friend and confidant of Dońa Ysidra, she is also the daughter of Eulalio Saulo who confirmed to her the story as one of the military escorts of the gold shipment to Ysidra. As far as we know this is the first direct evidence of a Cojuangco (and Ysidra at that) admitting what many Luna contemporaries long alleged, that the source of the Cojuangco fortune was the gold commandeered by Luna and regularly turned over to Ysidra. The combined assets controlled by the Cojuangcos total about P200 billion. To recover such wealth under Article 11, section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, one must go to court, and pay a filing fee of half a percent of the amount to be recovered, or P1 billion unrefundable win or lose. Who has that kind of money to risk ? “……
     
     
     
    1900 Antonio Luna-Cojuangco Affair.alleged .DIVERTION of REPUBLIC’s FUNDS (now called PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG ) ..see their story ..REVOLUTIONARY GOVT of AGUINALDO easily LOST to AMERICANS due to the MISSING REPUBLIC’s TREASURE that should be USED for buying FOOD & MEDICINES as well as for paying soldiers & recruits…..
    1944 JAPANESE Collaboration ( MAKAPILI tawag sa mga pilipinong TRAYDOR dati )-Benigno Aquino SR…..captured in japan & sent here in the Philippines charged with TREASON !……
    1968 SABAH-exposed the RE-TAKING by marcos … Benigno” NINOY” Aquino Jr. he is a a FRIEND of malaysian leaders,on his clandestine with fake passports ( not heroic in fact that is a crime on itself ) return to RP;(wikipedia) —-Logan International Airport on August 13, 1983, took a circuitous route home from Boston, via Los Angeles to Singapore. In Singapore, then Tunku Ibrahim Ismail of Johor met Aquino upon his arrival in Singapore and later brought him to Johor to meet with other Malaysian leaders Once in Johor, Aquino met up with Tunku Ibrahim’s father, Sultan Iskandar, who was a close friend to Aquino…….
     
     
    .NO WONDER ..pres. cory & noynoy will not claim sabah.. …….SABAH has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,”The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.”…………
    NINOY Aquino was imprisoned on charges of murder and subversion. He was found GUILTY of subversion and sentenced to death in November 1977. ( MARCOS the MERCIFUL )This was commuted into exile to allow a humanitarian medical treatment in the United States in 1980, accompanied by his wife. According to some through the efforts of Imelda Marcos convinced Pres. Marcos to be merciful..International media called marcos the merciful…even US president bush & reagan were FANs of marcos………………..
     
     
    1987 SPRATLY-cory aquino allowed entry of china in spratly islands..and in 1988 went to her RELATIVES in china & celebrated with them instead of DEFENDNG or filng a protest against china intrusion…and in 1988 ENTRY of chinese WARSHIP in ur territory and established outpost there….NOW they are claming the WHOLE SCS……………………
    CORY …freed all TOP communist & muslim rebels & members…then WAR ensued in all fronts….DEATHs abounds…REBELS group now became strong enough and asking TERRITORies in the south ( milf ) & CPP asking the pnoy govt to be PARTNERS in governance..the cojuanco-aquino clan .until now after 27 years of PROMISES of progress, peace & prosperity ..are NOWHERE to be found…despite daily propaganda & paid surveys …only their KKK’s became richer & richer day by day ………..
     
    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY …WHY RP is so POOR now…1968 is the SOURCE of the EVIL CALVARY & CAUSE of UNENDING CHAOS…..it was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established………………………….
     
     
    LO & BEHOLD …rubbing salt to injury for peaceful loving citizensshe freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory FREED the enemies of the STATE ( who killed hundred of thousand citizens & govt forces & displaced MILLIONS of families ) ……ninoy was RUMOURED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular & routine coups ..& the REDS are becoming more INFLUENTIAL & more POWERFUL in the CORY govt….AFP forces loyal to marcos are still there ..MNLF became more POWERFUL…..with the POLITICAL uncertainties..foreign powers suspended their interest in phil. DEUTERIUM………………………….
     
     
     
     
    CORY was merely an accidental president USA wanted originally RAMOS to be the next caretaker president….in 1983 when aquino died ( NINOY rumoured as CIA agent ) CIA was infuriated SUDDENLY foreign banks stopped granting loans to the Philippine government & AMERICAN INVESTMENTS withdrwn…FDI’s stop coming in….” Defense. CIA. Everybody wanted to bring him down. But Reagan, they had a close personal relationship,” MARCOS won “With the election, a lot of people felt that he lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won,” Ongpin said ………………………….
    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ? MARCOS was a victim of ECONOMIC assassins………………….and why BOSSWORTH & HABIB forced marcos to signed five decrees..Marcos signed the five presidential decrees as did Bosworth and Habib, as witnesses. When the Americans were about to leave, the President said, “You know, gentlemen, it has come to my attention that there’s a coup plot being hatched.” The two were stunned. “Mr. President, we know nothing about this,” Habib said. “Why would we go through with this charade?” ( as ongpin admitted  & witnessed 2/25/13 pdi )……………………..
     
     
     
     
     
     
    CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )…………….
    LO & BEHOLD..what is the CONNECTION of SABAH & HACIENDA LUISITA, MUSLIM REBELLION , MNLF REBELLION & CPP-NPA REBELLION..? ……………….
     
    what is the the connection of AQUINOS & LEADERS of MALAYSIA ?…………. ANSWER 1968……………HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968……………………adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently 10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new state..giving away territories not even within his power to give!…………………..Now
    2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt acting as MALASia spokeperso & COLLABORATING with MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!………………………………………………
     
     
     
     
     
    let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

  • http://z6.invisionfree.com/flipzi Flipzi

    Magulo talaga naging takbo ng Philippine politics. 

    The country was caught in the middle, the US and the spread of communism.Please Google WHO REALLY KILLED NINOY AQUINO FLIPZI

  • http://z6.invisionfree.com/flipzi Flipzi

    If you would ask me I would have done the same, declaring martial law because of the spread of communism. The problem then was that the military and police so abused their authority.

    Madaming inosente and napahamak kasama na yung mga babaeng nabangansiya na nagpareyp na lng sa mga tarandadong METROCOM makaiwas lang sa bagansya. So are the executions and illegal detentions.

    But this is all part of the martial law being implemented by the abusive military.

    Dapat nga dito binitay din Enrile and Ramos kasi sila yung nagpapatakbo.

    Ang gusto lang naman ni Marcos ay makontrol ang leftist penetration.

    Kaya malaki ang pagkakasala nila Enrile and Ramos dahil hindi nila inayos ang pagaabuso ng militar sa mga araw na yuon.

    Si Ramos ay graduate ng West Point at nuon pa lng ay napapabalitaang boy siya ng US.

    Anyway, it’s all a good lesson learned.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QG4SHTGRIE6Z27Z47FAOABS2FY PEDRO

    “At 6:00 PM his Secretary called him to listen the Radio. Enrile was on the air announcing his defection, saying there was a cheating, during elections & that the ambush on the night MARCOS declared MARTIAL LAW in 1972 was staged. MGA KABABAYAN maganda yong Defection (Withdrawing Supports to Marcos Government at nagsabi ng totong pangyayari) na yan. “Ang tanong? Bakit ng nagbago na ang Pamunuan at na “Install as President” ang Democracy Icon natin si President Cory Aquino, ay nag kukudeta pa rin Sila? Anong gusto nilang mangyari sa buong tao sa Pilipinas? E “deceive” na lang nila tayo palagi? MGA KABABAYAN, Being deceived once or twice is acceptable but not thrice. “Noong nagtatrabaho pa ako sa JAPAN, tanong ko sa BOSS ko na HAPON, “Aangat pa kaya ang Pilipinas? Sabi niya sa akin, “Aangat kayo dahil nandyan na sa inyo ang lahat, pero hanggang HINDI kayo mag bago sa ISIP at sa PUSO hinding hindi kayo aangat. KAMING MGA HAPON NAGBABAGO KAMI AFTER WORLD WAR II, kaya umangat kami. Magbago tayo ngayon nasa KAMAY NATING LAHAT FILIPINO ang PAGBABAGO, GOD IS WITH US TODAY.

    • iriga1_city1_boy1

      To Pedro:
         Pare, i’m gonna give you a high five on your post. Makbayan ka.Keep it up!! All we want is for this country to be free and prosperous and get rid of these crazy greed and corruption. Sobrang hirap na.Magbago tayo!!!

    • Ganymede

      Mukhang it would take generations bago magbago ang kapalaran ng Pinas. Hanggat naluluklok yun mga trapo gaya nila Enrile, atbp mananatiling mahirap ang bayan. Alam nila na kelangan panatilihing mahirap ang bayan para yun mga trapong tulad nila ay manatili sa kapangyarihan. Ipapasa lang nila ang strategy na ito sa mga anak nila at susunod pang salinlahi. Kaya naman magbao kung tutuusin talagang mas malakas lang at mas madami ang mga trapo sa political system natin. Kung ang mga kalapit bansa natin gaya ng Singapore, Malaysia atpb. ay nagawang umunlad sa loob lamang ng ilang taon tayo pa kaya. Nasa mga taong namumuno lang yan.. pero kung sila sila rin naman talaga ang nagkukuntsabahan walang magagawa mga mamamayan. Napapalit lang ng mukha ang mga yan pero pareho pa rin ang sistema at kurakot pa rin.

      • iriga1_city1_boy1

        To Ganymede:
          Agree!! These leaders need to be the examples of decency and patriotism.Sila dapat ang huwaran.
        I’m glad that we have this forum.People are being informed.People need to be engaged or the Philippines will be at  the “tail end’ of the progress of civilization.A lot of these politicians had been shackling our progress since the 1900’s.And they are still there.Ganoon ba ka-“pasesiyensya’ ang Filipino?
        My God!! Bayan!!

  • http://twitter.com/CeriseDavid Cerise David

    I shed a tear when the Palace was stormed.

    I was proud of our country then.  We were the tiger economy of the region.  Academes and Scientists went to our universities, specially UPLB/IRRI, for research.  We were the most educated english-speaking population in our region in Asia.   We had the Cultural Center, Heart Center, NKTI, Lung Center … the most advanced things of its kind in the region.  Even our Planetarium was the biggest in Asia then. We were protected by a ginormous air and naval base. The streets were clean and safe, the police were courteous. Politicians had brains.

    The future looked so bright.

    • iriga1_city1_boy1

      To Cerise David:
        I was joyful when the palace was stormed.The dictatorship deserved it.
      Maam!! start reading and asking questions.You are totally misinformed by events.

      • Cerise David

        I can imagine your joy.  Were you one of the joyful people who took down the curtains, took out the chairs, peed on the floor and grabbed everything that can be grabbed inside the palace?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NKMLL6HD6WUINN5XQWNKKQDFEA Edwin Edwin

        Hey, I saw you taking some shoes and the other stuffs of Imelda in Malacanang that time. I was the soldier who asked you to return it but you ran away!!!!

      • Cerise David

        I was disappointed too. Hindi kasya.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Sa paa isinusuot ang sapatos, hindi sa mukha.

      • Cerise David

        Bakit mo naman sinusuot sa mukha mo?

      • JoelV721

        May talampakan nga ba ang mukha mo?

      • Cerise David

        Shoo. Nakikisali ka naman.

    • RJ_Misa

      we could have been greater had it not been for marcos corrupt rule..think of that…before the EDSA revolution the Philippines was already bankrupt because of his regime…Please read your history and the true ones, dont make any assumptions thinking that we were great because of these hospitals and the cultural center…dont you know what marcos and his cronies did to our nation?, I wouldnt want to elaborate much further…also the Philippines already had a lot of brainless politicians back then…

      • Cerise David

        Really now?  Are you are saying that your version of history is better than mine?

        I can only speak of things that I have actually seen.  I lived it, I was there.  Rallying was fun, wearing yellow and shouting “Makibaka, wag matakot” was fashionable.  Once you get doused by a firehose, you get indignant and imbibe in a personal cause to use everything in your power to get back at “the system”.  Yet you are proud that you have been part of history, whatever that was, and will be back again next time.

        However, if you look around, you see faces that don’t really know what’s going on. Only those in the platforms holding the microphones have any idea what cause it is they are serving.

        After the fun, the economy was in shambles.  A new leadership based on “freedom” daw.  Tapos pinalitan ang Elite.  Tapos hindi pa rin malaman kung sino ang pumatay kay Ninoy (or ayaw isarado ang kaso kasi baka mabuking?).  Hay naku.  Bahala kayong mag-imbento ng history nyo.

      • RJ_Misa

        well come to think of it you were there and you had experienced it, but then again the future of the filipino people after that EDSA revolution was much better than a dictatorship under marcos, democracy would always be better for us and for the economy, it doesn’t mean that the economy wouldn’t get back up again, according to history change always has consequences…and that without that revolution think of our nation and where we would be after marcos raped and pillaged every business that he could think of, maybe that was why foreign investors were afraid of our country and therefore the peso depreciated against the dollar…Marcos for me was the smartest president the filipino people ever had…But we dont need one of the smartest president in the world what we need is a man of Character a man who is honest and with dignity to shine example to the filipino people…that managing a country is more than witts…and its up to the filipino people to find that kind of man, and stop electing a**holes and be mature enough to vote and vote intelligently!!!…Marcos was brilliant in the first years but after that you know what they say: Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely…Read more about history and dictators and probably youll get what Im saying…

      • Cerise David

        I suggest you review history and stop making assumptions like “democracy is the best ever”.  Democracy is not always the answer.  Sometimes a strong arm is necessary as history would tell you.  Civil strife, corruption and anarchy often follow a flawed democracy where incompetence rules.

        Remember that the golden age of greece was only possible due to the seven tyrants.  Read on Lee Kuan Yew, Josip Tito, Mustafa Ataturk and some other benevolent “dictators” that proved absolutism is sometimes the answer.

        And no, Marcos did not “rape and pillage every business he can think of”.  He sequestered privately-owned utilities and monopolies to the public sector.  Very bad for the oligarchs, good for the common people.

        From there arose the “cronies” who replaced the established oligarchs.  That’s why a lot of the “old families” hated him.

      • RJ_Misa

        Well sequestration of privately owned businesses and giving it to cronies, and you call it public owned, my God, Strong arm of what?, you know there were more stupid and idiotic dictators than there were good democratic leaders…No not man can be that powerful, do you like to be ruled and not know what your future would be? without freedom of expression nor freedom to vote? without a voice? just be blindfolded and not know where their going to steer your ship? maybe the reason that the u.s and other democratic countries are one of the leading countries of the world maybe because its a government of for the people and by the people not for one man and by means only one corrupt man….FREEDOM is every worth dying for ms. Cerise, and if you choose to give up your freedom from a power hungry dictator then so be it, you should have been exiled with him in Hawaii…well at the end even how fixed your head maybe youll get my point after a while of pondering your head

      • Cerise David

        So you are believe that what Cory and the LABAN party sold to you in ’86 was “freedom”?  If so, you win.  Can’t argue with that anymore.

      • RJ_Misa

        well first i could say, it shouldn’t have happened it 86 maybe 10 years EARLIER and yes Cory Aquino was a thousand percent much better than Marcos, a corrupt dictator,…Secondly it much more better to Have Cory Aquino than to have another 10 years of MARTIAL LAW…I dont get you Mam, really maybe your the kinds who always think of conspiracies that are not there, mere hallucinations,…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Bakit hindi mailibing sa libingan ng mga bayani?  bakit pinagbabayad pa sa mga victim ng martial law?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        “Rallying was fun, wearing yellow and shouting ‘Makibaka, wag matakot'”.  This, you said, you actually saw.  Color blind ka ba, ang mga nagraraling makibaka wag matakot, ay ang KM or Kabataang Makabayan, na kung hina-highlight nila ang kanilang rallying point, pula ang suot nila, hindi dilaw.  Di mo sinabi kung kasama ka, basta sabi mo nakita mo…bakit naging fun ang rally kung sumisigaw ng makibaka wag matakot.  Ang daming inconsistencies sa …Mali yata ang spelling mo ng pangalan mo, dapat yata, Sirasi David.  Di kaya?

      • Cerise David

        Yan na ang pinakamaganda mong argument? LOL

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        wala naman daw i-argue sa mg sinasabi mo…ang kailangan mo psychiatric treatment.

      • Cerise David

        Ang cute mo. Para kang Shih Tzu.

      • JoelV721

        Compatible kayo, ikaw naman ShitYou.

      • Cerise David

        O, bakit ka nakikisali sa usapan?

    • Aris Kalayaan

      I hope you have time to review Philippine history and economics to know the truth.  The Philippine economy was at its worst during the last 2 years of Marcos dictatorship.  During the dictatorship, major government infrastructure projects were limited only to Metro Manila, llocos, Leyte and areas adjacent to said places.  Unlike now, even barangay roads in some rural areas with good local governments are concrete.  And the ginormous air and naval bases your saying were not ours but Americans.    

      • BIGButo

        They often forget or do not get there history correct.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

         history is oftentimes written by the victors good or bad

      • Aris Kalayaan

        That’s why you have to dissect and accept what is real and not what you believed.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/THFTZ7QZVLWPVWZSNTY3FBUOH4 Warden

      Nakalimutan mong banggitin na malinis ang Pasig River nang siya’y maupo pagkatapos ni Dadong Macapagal.  Sa panahon ni Da Apo, naging restless ang mga estudyante at mga manggagawa.  Lumala ang discontentment, ang mag-express ng laban kay Da Apo, ay tinratong laban sa Bansa.  Muslims fought for separation.  ‘Yung mga against Da Apo, tinratong komunista.  Paanong magiging maayos ang isang bansa, kung may martial law ? Bakit tinawag na ‘victims’ at ngayo’y kinakailangang i-compensate ang mga naapi sa panahon ng martial law?  Common sense — kahit gaano kagaling ang mga makeup artitsts and make up products, sisingaw ang mga dapat sumingaw, at mababakas pa rin ang pilit na itinatago.

  • gisingpinoy12

    Na isahan si Tufling dito…tiyak malaki bayad sa PR project ni RVO dito..Sayang wala na si Mr. Abdon Reyes…dating PR man ni RVO..magaling ito.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3LLTZ4PSUNCDHLFT4KVOJGXPPQ Dafifthchild

    walang tatalo sa research ni Albert_Einstein.
    nakakahiya…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OBTGTKV4SLI6HZCEV7AHTZA5XI Juanlatigo-olbulatego

    If one person makes his name above the law and wears the mask of a dictator then goes through a lot of chores in order for him to not only ignore the pain and suffering of his people but also rob his own country of wealth and resources, and then constantly goes with his selfish charades to prolong his stay in power, would you still say he did good as a president? 
    I’m not saying that those leaders that followed are piously straight and magnanimously angelic in characters (specifically one president-turned-congress-woman even tried to mimic him thru her defunk cha-cha). It is just obvious that the last and only dictator of our country together with the rest of his cronies and evil doers should have faced the necessary prosecution befitting a criminal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      Don;t hope for prosecution in Philippines, instead ililibing pa yan sa libingan ng mga bayani.  And when crooks ran out of luck, they’ll just get a lawyer or a medical specialist and they are off the hook, while enjoying our millions…  Ang trend ngayon eh hindi ELECTRIC CHAIR… but rather A WHEELCHAIR… such is the state of decay in our political system.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Sobra daw ang abuso ni Marcos. Eto ang ginawa ni Marcos:
    NLEX
    SLEX
    HEART CENTER
    LRT
    LUNG CENTER
    BARANGAY HEALTH CENTERS
    FOLK ARTS THEATRE
    SAN JUANICO BRIDGE
    NUCLEAR POWER PLANT and many more.
    Abusado talaga!

    • RJ_Misa

      its just like feeding bone to a dog, the filipino people could have had much…

    • panhase

         And that´s all in more then 20 years as head of the state, and many of this years equipped with absolute power?
        I like especially the nuclear power plant, that´s a good one.

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

         e bakit kaya ba ng amo mo yan? ilang taon s congress kahit isa walang nagawa

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/THFTZ7QZVLWPVWZSNTY3FBUOH4 Warden

        Lumala ang pagiging tanga mo.  Di ba accomplishment yan?

      • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

        oo nga ano..may tama ka diyan

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        simple ka lang, wag mong ipahalata sa mga umuupa sa yo…pinakamagaling ka sa lahat ng ganyan…mas malala pa sa yo ang umuupa sa yo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

      Nakalimutan mong isama.  Pinayaman niya ang Switzerland, pero hindi ka niya binigyan ng kahit sepilyo, kung kaya nagkaganyan ang ngipin mo, parang tatse.

    • Albert Einstien

      MAGWAWALA na NAMAN ang mga ABNORMAL yellow zombies nyan..KEEP it coming…it’s more fun..seeing zombies go berzerk….in the phhilippines…nasa DENIAL at SHOCK stage sila..NABUBULGAR na kasi ang KATOTOHANAN  sa HISTORY…lol

    • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

       marcos highway pa sa baguio

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Ang iniwan ni.Cory sa mamamayan:
    EDSA FLYOVER
    EDSA FLYOVER
    EDSA FLYOVER
    EDSA FLYOVER
    Maraming naipagawa si Cory kasi di sya corrupt!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Pahabol: isa pang pamana ni Cory sa mga Pinoy ay rebulto .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYCOAGIL35OAIRH2T6QH3IZUMY Ike

      rebulto ng Virgin Mary that does not look like a Virgin Mary at all

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Type your comment heres

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GVQGTF7TQKC3FUCNPV36OMHOHQ Geoffrey Teague

    great!! reagan and marcos belong to the ash can of history. both are thieves and  causitives of many problems that are current in both countries. reagan will lose his luster as soon as the proper amount of time and a perspective of history can be analyzed. the american villains are the old reagan republicans(includes both bushs) who are now appearing incredulous and obstructionist. for anyone to uphold marcos as a great dictator because he got so much done is childish. make me dictator of the world and i’ll show you accomplishments except one: dignified and progressive human freedom.

  • Maitum

    I was at Phil. Village Hotel during that time.

  • white scorpion

    look at where we are now. are we any better? what does it mean when the opposite thing happened which is on our way DOWN. although, i’m did not vote p-noy. i had to support him. since he is our current president. it will be much more harder to recover if he too will f..l.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

    A CALL to GET RID OF “TRAPOS”, and ADOPT “YELLOW BOOK”-STYLE OF POLICY CREATION & IMPLEMENTATION…

    Mga Kababayan, in the aftermath of EDSA, a silent, low-profile, intellect group of UP academics CONTRIBUTED much of the critical fiscal steps to save the economy after 2 years of recession. Their intent and contribution is pure academics, just help the economy recover, and no ill motive nor political reward. HINDI SILA TRAPO. Their YELLOW BOOK became the basis for most of the interim fiscal decisions that proved to be effective.

    Looking at current STATE of POLITICS in our country nowadays, I believe this style of POLICY CREATION can help improve our governance.  The intent is to draw academics from leading universities, and create groups or COMMITTEES specializing in CRITICAL aspects of the economy, judiciary, technology, medicine, energy, social affairs and so on.  These committees will then be assigned to formulate policies for improvement on their respective specialty and become basis of GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS…  This way, we need not rely on manipulating TRAPOs, double-faced politicians, etc. 

    These academics can be selected on the basis of their foresight, commitment and dedication (by their respective teachers/mentors), rather than by their political affiliation.  They will not have their identity known and rewarded only with patriotic satisfaction rather than by financial or political gain…  SAME WAY THE “YELLOW BOOK” COMMITTEE had done.

    SOMETHING TO PONDER…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4PQEOFXSZSEDCYSTO3O7FJNP2U jung jacinto

      How is your country now? How is your people now, they all became slaves of the world. From the Middle East to Africa, they are all slaves

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

        Out of subject yata pasok mo kabayan… Anyhow, if you are referring to the Maids in Philippines or OCWs, OFWs, mali naman yatang i-tag sila (kami) as such, i mean “slaves”?  If you are a Filipino (i supposed you are by virtue of your name), i would advise you to respect whatever occupation your countrymen choose, unless meron kang private company to hire us all.  I don;t care much which political party you subscribe to, but they are the 100% sure reason why we have to leave the country to earn a living. Can the party you support give us same opportunity there? Konting respeto naman…

  • Alexander kim Waing

    abe, tingnan nga natin yang pinagmamalaki nyong Yellow Zombie, Kaya kaya nya ito gawin tulad ni Marcos? In just half year, ganito na karami nagawang batas in year 1972

    PRESIDENTIAL DECREES OF 1972 – IN MARCOS ADMINISTRATION

    Presidential Decree No. 86
    December 31, 1972 Creating Citizens Assemblies
    Presidential Decree No. 85
    December 24, 1972 Creating The Agrarian Reform Fund To Support Financing Requirements Of Agrarian Reform Provided In P.D. No. 27 And For Other Purposes
    Presidential Decree No. 84
    December 22, 1972 Authorizing The Secretary Of Agrarian Reforms To Sign On Behalf Of The President Of The Philippines Land Transfer Certificates Issued To Tenant-Farmers Pursuant To P.D. No. 27Presidential Decree No. 83December 20, 1972 Authorizing Philippine Veterans Bank To Operate A Commissary And PX Facilities For Veterans, Their Widows And Orphans, And Members Of The AFP And Their DependentsPresidential Decree No. 82December 18, 1972 Calling On The Delegates To The Constitutional Convention To Conduct An Information Campaign On The Proposed New Constitution And For Other PurposesPresidential Decree No. 81December 14, 1972 Amending Certain Provisions Of Republic Act Numbered Four Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty, As Amended (Re: Foreign Borrowing Act)Presidential Decree No. 80December 11, 1972 Amending P.D. No. 53 DatedNovember 13, 1972, Granting Tax Amnesty To Owners/Possessors Of Untaxed Or Improperly Taxed Goods Under Certain ConditionsPresidential Decree No. 79December 8, 1972 Revising The Population Act Of Nineteen Hundred And Seventy-OnePresidential Decree No. 78December 8, 1972 Establishing the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services AdministrationPresidential Decree No. 77December 6, 1972 Amending Section 1 Of Republic Act No. 5180 Prescribing A Uniform System Of Preliminary Investigation By Provincial And City Fiscals And Their Assistants, And By State Attorneys Or Their AssistantsPresidential Decree No. 76December 6, 1972 Requiring All Persons, Natural Or Juridical, Owning Or Administering Real Property, Including The Improvements Thereon, To File Sworn Statement Of The True Value Of Such PropertyPresidential Decree No. 75November 6, 1972 Amending Republic Act Numbered Twenty-Three Hundred Sixty-One, Entitled “An Act Reverting To The General Funds Of The National Government The Cash Balances Of Certain Special Or Revolving Funds Under Certain Conditions”Presidential Decree No. 74December 6, 1972 Constituting The Technical Staff Of The Joint Legislative-Executive Tax Commission As A New Agency Under The Administrative Supervision Of The National Economic Development Authority, To Be Known As The National Tax Research CenterPresidential Decree No. 73December 1, 1972 Submitting To The Filipino People, For Ratification Or Rejection, The Constitution Of The Republic Of The Philippines Proposed By The 1971 Constitutional Convention And Appropriating Funds ThereforPresidential Decree No. 72November 29, 1972 Amending Republic Act Numbered Two Hundred And Sixty-Five, Entitled “The Central Bank Act”Presidential Decree No. 71November 29, 1972 Amending Republic Act Numbered Three Hundred And Thirty-Seven, Entitled “The General Banking Act”Presidential Decree No. 70November 27, 1972 Insuring The Successful Operation Of Malaria Eradication Campaigns In The PhilippinesPresidential Decree No. 69November 24, 1972 Amending Certain Sections Of The National Internal Revenue CodePresidential Decree No. 68November 24, 1972 Condonation Of Delinquent Tax Accounts And Tax Amnesty On Contested Assessments Subject To Certain ConditionsPresidential Decree No. 67November 24, 1972 Amending Paragraphs 1 And 3 Of Presidential Decree No. 23, DatedOctober 16, 1972Presidential Decree No. 66November 20, 1972 Creating The Export Processing Zone Authority And Revising Republic Act No. 5490Presidential Decree No. 65November 20, 1972 Further Amending Section Twenty-Six, Paragraph (G), Of Republic Act Numbered Eleven Hundred And Sixty-One, As Amended, Otherwise Known As “The Social Security Law”Presidential Decree No. 64November 20, 1972 Amending Presidential Decree No. 5 Relative To The Charter Of The Philippine National BankPresidential Decree No. 63November 20, 1972 Amending Certain Sections Of Act Numbered Twenty-Four Hundred And Twenty-Seven, Otherwise Known As The Insurance Act, As AmendedPresidential Decree No. 62November 20, 1972 Amending Tobacco Laws Concerning The Virginia Tobacco Industry And For Other PurposesPresidential Decree No. 61November 20, 1972 Further Amending Sections 584 And 651 Of The Revised Administrative Code, As Amended By Republic Acts Nos. 2266 And 2716Presidential Decree No. 60November 20, 1972 Abolishing The Custody And Disposal Administration Under The Department Of FinancePresidential Decree No. 59November 20, 1972 Authorizing The President of the Philippines to Obtain Such Loans or Incur Such Indebtedness as May Be Necessary to Finance The Acquisition of Communications EquipmentPresidential Decree No. 58November 20, 1972 Constituting The University Of The Philippines At Los Baños, Granting It Full And Complete Autonomy, And Amending The Charter Of The University Of The PhilippinesPresidential Decree No. 57November 19, 1972 Amending Presidential Decree No. 27 DatedOctober 21, 1972, Entitled, “Decreeing The Emancipation Of Tenant From The Bondage Of The Soil Transferring To Them The Ownership Of The Land They Till And Providing The Instruments And Mechanism Therefor.”Presidential Decree No. 56November 17, 1972 Amending Pertinent Parts Of The Integrated Reorganization Plan, By Attaching The Wage Commission, Oil Industry Commission, And Price Control Council To The National Economic Development AuthorityPresidential Decree No. 55November 16, 1972 Unlawful Telephone InstallationsPresidential Decree No. 54November 16, 1972 Penalties For Illegal LoggingPresidential Decree No. 53November 16, 1972 Tax Amnesty For Smuggled GoodsPresidential Decree No. 52November 16, 1972 Proclaiming A Tax Amnesty For Untaxed Motor Vehicles Subject To Certain ConditionsPresidential Decree No. 51November 16, 1972 Authorizing The President Of The Philippines To Obtain Such Loans Or Incur Indebtedness AsMay Be Necessary To Finance The Acquisition Of Cargo AircraftsPresidential Decree No. 50November 15, 1972 Amending Presidential Decree No. 30 DatedOctober 27, 1972, Entitled “Amending The National Internal Revenue Code, As Amended By Adding Another Supplement, To Be Known As “Supplement B”, To Title II (Income Tax) By Placing Corporations On A Tax Withholding System.”Presidential Decree No. 49November 14, 1972 Decree On The Protection Of Intellectual PropertyPresidential Decree No. 48November 10, 1972 Establishing The Philippine Council For Agricultural ResearchPresidential Decree No. 47November 10, 1972 Amending Presidential Decree No. 3 Entitled Appropriating Funds For Public Works, Involving Rehabilitation And Capital Development, Synchronizing The Same With The Previous Public Works AppropriationsPresidential Decree No. 46November 10, 1972 Making It Punishable For Public Officials And Employees To Receive, And For Private Persons To Give, Gifts On Any Occasion, Including ChristmasPresidential Decree No. 45November 10, 1972 Amending Presidential Decree No. 7, Entitled “Prescribing The Orderly Marketing Of Livestocks And Animal Products And New Regulations On Animal Feeds”Presidential Decree No. 44November 9, 1972 Amending Certain Sections Of Republic Act No. 6425, Otherwise Known As The Dangerous Drugs Act Of 1972.Presidential Decree No. 43November 9, 1972 Providing For The Accelerated Development Of The Fishery Industry Of The PhilippinesPresidential Decree No. 42November 9, 1972 Authorizing The Plaintiff In Eminent Domain Proceedings To Take The Possessions Of The Property Involved Upon Depositing The Assessed Value, For Purpose Of TaxationPresidential Decree No. 41November 7, 1972 Additional Subscription Of The Philippines To The Capital Stock Of The International Development AssociationPresidential Decree No. 40November 7, 1972 Establishing Basic Policies For The Electric Power IndustryPresidential Decree No. 39November 7, 1972 Governing The Creation, Composition, Jurisdiction, Procedure, And Other Matters Relevant To Military TribunalsPresidential Decree No. 38November 7, 1972 Amending Articles 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 142, 177, 178 And 179 Of The Revised Penal CodePresidential Decree No. 37November 6, 1972 Creating The Nayong Pilipino FoundationPresidential Decree No. 36November 2, 1972 Cancelling Franchises, Permits And Authorizations Granted For The Operation Of Radio Television And Telecommunications Facilities That Have Remained Unused By Their Holders After A Reasonable Length Of Time, That Have Violated The Terms Under Which They Were Issued; Creating The Mass Media Council And Prescribing Rules And Regulations On The Opening And Operation Of Mass Media.Presidential Decree No. 35October 31, 1972 Amending Republic Act Numbered Fifty-Four Hundred And Ninety-Nine, Entitled “An Act Authorizing The Construction Of The Upper Pampanga River Project, Providing For The Financing Thereof, And For Other Purposes”Presidential Decree No. 34October 27, 1972 Amending The Tariff And Customs Code Of The Philippines.Presidential Decree No. 33October 28, 1972 Penalizing The Printing, Possession, Distribution and Circulation of Certain Leaflets, Handbills and Propaganda Materials and The Inscribing or Designing of GraffitiPresidential Decree No. 32October 27, 1972 Authorizing The Increase In The Subscription Of The Philippines To The Capital Stock Of The Asian Development BankPresidential Decree No. 31October 27, 1972 Exempting Foreign Tourists And Travelers From The Payment Of Hotel Room Tax For The Duration Of Their Stay In The PhilippinesPresidential Decree No. 30October 27, 1972 Amending The National Internal Revenue Code, As Amended, By Adding Another Supplement, To Be Known As “Supplement B” To Title II (Income Tax), By Placing Corporations On A Tax Withholding SystemPresidential Decree No. 29October 25, 1972 Amending Subparagraph (D) Of Section Seventeen Hundred Thirty-Nine And Subparagraph (B) Of Section Seventeen Hundred Forty Of The Revised Administrative CodePresidential Decree No. 28October 25, 1972 Establishing Seven Regional Prisons And Converting Existing National Penal Institutions Into Regular Prisons And Penal Farms, Appropriating Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes.Presidential Decree No. 27October 21, 1972 Decreeing The Emancipation Of Tenants From The Bondage Of The Soil, Transferring To Them The Ownership Of The Land They Till And Providing The Instruments And Mechanism Therefor.Presidential Decree No. 26October 21, 1972 Extending Franking Privilege To Papers Connected With Judicial Proceedings.Presidential Decree No. 25October 20, 1972 Requiring All Persons, Natural Or Juridical, Owning Or Administering Real Property, Including The Improvements Thereon, To File Sworn Statement Of The True Value Of Such Property.Presidential Decree No. 24October 19, 1972 Amending Certain Sections Of Republic Act Numbered Eleven Hundred And Sixty-One, As Amended, Otherwise Known As “The Social Security Act Of 1954.”.Presidential Decree No. 23October 16, 1972 Proclaiming A Tax Amnesty, Subject To Certain Conditions.Presidential Decree No. 22October 14, 1972 Amending The Calamity Fund Act Of 1972.Presidential Decree No. 21October 14, 1972 Creating A National Labor Relations Commission And For Other Purposes.Presidential Decree No. 20October 12, 1972 Amending Certain Provisions Of Republic Act No. 6359, Entitled “An Act To Regulate Rentals For The Years Of Dwelling Units Or Of Land On Which Another’s Dwelling Is Located And Penalizing Violations Thereof, And For Other Purposes”.Presidential Decree No. 19October 11, 1972 Amending Sections One And Two Of Republic Act Numbered Four Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Nine, As Amended By Republic Act Numbered Four Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-Three.Presidential Decree No. 18October 7, 1972 Establishing The Metropolitan Manila Flood Control And Drainage Council.Presidential Decree No. 17October 5, 1972 Revising The Philippine Highway Act Of Nineteen Hundred Fifty Three.Presidential Decree No. 16October 5, 1972 Amending Section 34 (B) Of The National Internal Revenue Code, As Amended, Exempting Capital Gains, Except Shares Of Stocks Of Corporations Covered Under Section 2 Of Republic Act No. 6141 Under Certain Conditions.Presidential Decree No. 15October 5, 1972 Creating The Cultural Center Of The Philippines, Defining Its Objectives, Powers And Functions And For Other PurposesPresidential Decree No. 14October 5, 1972 Appropriating The Amount Of Four Million Two Hundred Thousand Pesos For The Operation Of The Constitutional Convention.Presidential Decree No. 13October 14, 1972 Amending Section Five Of The General Provision Of The 1973 Appropriation Act In Order To Authorize The Use Of Savings To Meet The Expenditures Arising As A Result Of The Proclamation No. 1081, DatedSeptember 21, 1972, And Other Orders, Decrees Or Instructions Issued As A Consequence Of Said Proclamation No. 1081.Presidential Decree No. 12-BOctober 28, 1972 Amending Paragraphs One, Two And Five Of Presidential Decree No. 12-APresidential Decree No. 12-AOctober 4, 1972 Presidential Decree No. 12October 3, 1972 Creation Of Adjudication And Investigation Boards In The POLCOM.Presidential Decree No. 11October 3, 1972 Amending Certain Sections Of Republic Act Numbered Fifty-Four Hundred Eighty-Seven Otherwise Known As, “The Private Security Agency Law.”Presidential Decree No. 10October 3, 1972 Reducing the Percentage Tax on Stock TranslationsPresidential Decree No. 9October 2, 1972 Declaring Violations Of General Orders No. 6 And No. 7 DatedSeptember 22, 1972 AndSeptember 23, 1972, Respectively, To Be Unlawful And Providing Penalties Therefor.Presidential Decree No. 8October 2, 1972 Decreeing The Law To Govern Oil Exploration And DevelopmentPresidential Decree No. 7September 30, 1972 Prescribing The Orderly Marketing Of Livestock And Animal Products And New Regulations On Animal FeedsPresidential Decree No. 6-ASeptember 29, 1972 Authorizing The Undertaking Of Educational Development Projects, Providing For The Mechanics Of Implementation And Financing Thereof, And For Other PurposesPresidential Decree No. 6September 29, 1972 Amending Certain Rules on Discipline of Government Officials and EmployeesPresidential Decree No. 5September 26, 1972 Amending Republic Act Numbered 1300, Entitled An Act Revising The Charter Of The Philippine National BankPresidential Decree No. 4November 1, 1972 Providing for the development of the rice and corn industry and creating for this purpose the National Grains Authority. (As amemded)Presidential Decree No. 3September 26, 1972 Appropriating Funds For Public Works Involving Rehabilitation And Capital Development, Synchronizing The Same With Previous Public Works Appropriations.Presidential Decree No. 2September 26, 1972 Proclaiming The Entire Country As A Land Reform Area.Presidential Decree No. 1-BNovember 1, 1972 Amending Part II On Departmental Organization Of The Integrated Reorganization Plan, By Allowing More Than One Undersecretary Of A Department Under Certain Conditions.Presidential Decree No. 1-ANovember 1, 1972 Amending Part VI On The Economic Planning And Program Implementation Of The Integrated Reorganization Plan, By Reconstituting The Membership Of The National Economic Development Authority And Retaining The National Computer Center In The Office Of The President.Presidential Decree No. 1September 24, 1972 Reorganizing The Executive Branch Of The National Government.

    • Alexander kim Waing

      Ngayon, anu masasabi nyo mga Yellow Zombies?? kaya nyo yan o kaya ba yan gawin ng pinagmamalaki nyo? 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/52MEXY4R54XXHD6EDVMQIJIAVI JoeyLito

        Ang dali-daling gawin niyan.  Tagasaan ka ba?  Para kang may topak?  Ang mahirap gawin ay ang maging diktador.   Kahit na sinong bobong diktador kayang gawin ‘yan.  Kahit ikaw.  Punta ka sa sarili mong toilet.  Mag-stay ka roon ng anim na buwan, walang makikialam sa ‘yo, tingnan mo kung ilang decrees ang magagawa mo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XSMKB74ZQX5UXZ7T3YPFDO27YM IsangTagaBukid

      Madaling gawain iyan dahil siyang magisa lang ang gumawa ng batas. Kaya siya tinawag na dictator. Kung ano ang naisip niya, kung ano ang gusto niya, batas kaagad. Hindi pwedeng mag object. Gusto mo ba ganyan din ang gawain ni PNoy? Hindi ka ba mag o-object?

    • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

      Kapag ikaw ay diktador, lahat ng bagay pwede mong gawin. Unfortunately, in our current time, the constitution is still being adhered to. We still have to contend with the two houses of congress to create the laws. The president is merely the executor of the laws made by congress. So your question is misplaced. You need to ask and challenge congress to do their task of crafting the laws of the land. They are called legislators for a reason.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495178259 Leopoldo Mohd Afiq Capulong

      Aro rugu, pekarakal mu la cabalen… makarine man at ala no man mo ngang saysay den eh…  The more you list, the more you show how Apo managed to bulldoze the judiciary and used martial law to extend his presidency, by the power vested in Him, by Him…  You should have shown also how did the IMF/WB uncovered the usd1.1bil reserves overstatement in 1983… In future, don’t waste blog space… just write “MARTIAL LAW” as his achievement…

    • catmanjohn

      A lot of BS here old boy… the real proof is where the PH stands today.. almost last place. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    hangga ngayon nakatutok ka pa rin…utak utot, ang gawin mo magpatuli ka muna.

    • JoelV721

      nakasumbrero pa, nakatutok na>  sino ba ‘yang ang utot may utak?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

    Nakatutok ka nga, utak utot naman ang gumagana sa yo..

    • JoelV721

      may utak nga ba ang utot niya?  eh, yung ulo, may laman ba…parang inidorong may laman?

  • $44545315

    Ferdinand E. Marcos: A Real Filipino Hero.

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