Lawmakers slam Ongpin for historical revisionism

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Lawmakers on Monday slammed former Trade Minister Roberto V. Ongpin for his purported attempt to rewrite Philippine history and paint the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, his family and his cronies in a better light.

“Good Lord! More revisionism?” said Sen. Serge Osmeña, who instigated a Senate blue ribbon committee probe on Ongpin for alleged insider trading of Philex Mining Corp. shares, profiting from a behest loan granted by Development Bank of the Philippines in 2009 and acting as a front for former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo.

“These are matters of history. It’s amazing that Ongpin is making these claims only now,” said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

In an interview last week with the Inquirer, Ongpin said: “With the election, a lot of people felt that he (Marcos) lost. You know, he won. In my view, he really won.”

“This is a case of historical revisionism. An insult to the heroism of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the ouster of Marcos. A reminder to be vigilant against Marcos apologists who want to rewrite history and justify the crimes of the past,” said Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino.

Belmonte found it strange that Ongpin would follow Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s lead in trying to revise history.

“What about the claim that there was really an ambush prior to proclamation? It’s a different tune from before,” Belmonte said, recalling Enrile’s claim during the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that Cory was the real winner in the snap election that month and that his ambush, which led to the proclamation of martial law in 1972, was staged.

Binondo Central Bank

Osmeña also blasted Ongpin for his alleged attempt to window-dress his brainchild, Binondo Central Bank, which controlled the black market for dollars amid the flight of capital and refusal of exporters to bring their dollars back home following the assassination of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. in August 1983.

“Nothing noble about the use of police powers to suspend the law of supply and demand to cover up the plunder and gross mismanagement of the economy and keep the Filipino people in ignorance and misery,” Osmeña said.

In the interview with the Inquirer, Ongpin said that the Aquino assassination ignited massive withdrawals of short-term dollar placements and required extraordinary measures to avert hyperinflation similar to those experienced by economies torn by wars and civil strife. Foreign currency traders in Manila’s Chinatown were having a field day, steadily debasing the peso.

“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,” Ongpin 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.”

‘Still doesn’t get it’

“Almost three decades on and he still doesn’t get it. The results of the snap election are irrelevant. No rigged and thoroughly corrupted polls could confer legitimacy on Marcos. The people had had enough of the dictatorship, so the people kicked them out,” said ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio.

“Ongpin’s revisionism highlights the urgent need for a thoroughgoing review of how the history of the martial law period is written, discussed in public and taught in our schools. In Germany, no one can speak favorably about the Hitler period without being called to account. It should be the same here regarding the Marcos era,” Tinio said.

“[Ongpin] claims to have saved the country from a crippling economic crisis that was largely brought about by him and his ilk to begin with? The staggering foreign debt, corruption-riddled white elephant projects and crony monopolies?” he said.

Historical account

Sen. Teofisto Guingona III said: “We should have an historical account of the 20 years of Marcos misrule and make it part of our educational curriculum.”

Guingona said historians with “firsthand” experience with martial law should be tapped to write this chapter of the country’s history.

“I remember reading the column of Ambeth Ocampo (of the Inquirer) that Raul Roco, when he was secretary of education, was talking to him about it. He would have been commissioned by the Department of Education to write about those 20 years of Marcos rule. Unfortunately, it did not push through,” Guingona said.

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  • gikiness

    kapal muks talaga mga cronies ni marcos!!!

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Absolutely!!!

  • UrHONOR

    ANG magandang gawin sa sitwasyon na yan PARA SA SAMBAYANAN ay kompiskahin ang lahat ng nasamsam ni tONGPIN sa kaban ng bayan sa pamamagitan ng pandaraya, pagsisinungaling, at pakikikonchabando sa mga Marcos.  Sinong mapapaniwala ng tONGPIN na yan na ang bilyon-bilyong salapi na linalanguyan niya ngayon ay galing sa kanyang pawis? Kahit na si SOTTO hindi maniniwala sa kanya!  Kahuhuli nga lang sa kanyang nagmamanipula ng pondo ng bayan sa DBP, e, yon pa kayang ibang nalimas nyang balde-balde?  Yong project nya sa Quezon na isang isla na diumano ay minamaneho ng anak nya, paano napapunta sa kanya yon ng walang pagmamani-obrang gamit ang kaliwa nyang kamay….at si Gary Teves na lumalagay na kanang kamay nya ngayon?  Saan pa nakuha yon kundi sa pagnanakaw, pangungulimbat, at pandarambong! 

    Confiscate all his assets in favor of the People of the Philippines and jail him with all the other Martial Law operatives like Enrile, the Marcoses, Romuladezes, Cojuangcos, et al.  Para naman pakinabangan ng bayan, lalo na yong mga napinsala, ang kwartang ninakaw sa kanila at mabigyan ng katarungan ang pagmamalupit at pagpapasakit na idinulot ng TNL na ML na yan na tanging kapakanan lamang ni makoy at ang kanyang HOODS ang nakinabang.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

      What is the process for confiscation? You are all the same – all bark no bite!

      • Marx Louis Wang

        At least may barking kaysa no talk no mistake tulad mo!

      • UrHONOR

        MAGTATANONG ka, tapos mangbabansag ka. 

        Hindi na kita tatanungin pa ng….” bakit ikaw ba, maliban sa pagmimiron, pakikisakay sa kaisipan ng iba, at pagkiki-tsismis, MAY NAGAWA ka na bang masasabi mong BITE?  May nakagat ka na ba?” at baka masaktan ko ang puso’t damdamin mo.  At hindi ko din sasabihin na, “Sa tabas ng pag-iisip mo, kahit na KUMAHOL ay hindi mo kayang gawin…..ikaw yong tipong nagtatapang-tapangnan at pag nakarinig ng putok ng labintador, e, unang-unang nagtatago sa ilalim ng komedor” dahil baka sabihin mo ay kinukumpetensiya kita sa kahinaan ng kaisipan mo.

        Matuto ka sanang kumahol paminsan-minsan at hindi kahol ng iba pa ang iyong sinasakyan.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Kahit kumpiskahin ang kanilang ninakaw hindi pa rin sila makakabayad.

      • UrHONOR

        TAMA ka…walang kabayaran ang makakasapat sa ginawa ng mga halimaw na yan sa bayan at sa mamamayan.  Ngunit napakalaking tulong para ma-ibsan ang dalamhating taglay ng mga nasalantang kabayan…tulad ng pagpapatupad ng batas na kalalagda lamang ni PNoy sa mga biktima ng kawalang-hiyaan ng ML.  Sa nabasa ko sa ginawang kahayupan kay Castillo ng military, nagsilakbo ang aking bituka’t damdamin habang ginagygay ko ang ulat.  Walang kahit na ano ang makakabayad sa ginawang yon kay Castillo….kahit na tadtarin pa ng pinong-pino ang kaliit-liitang himaymay ng katawan ng mga nagpasimuno sa kahayhupang yon, hindi sasapat sa pinaranas nila kay Castillo.  Pero malaking psychological assistance yong kahit na kaunti ay mabayaran siya sa dinanas nyang kalupitan sa PONDO ng NINAKAW at KINAKAMKAM ni MArcos at ang kanyang mga halimaw na galamay.

    • eirons1043

      Ur honor hulaan po ninyo bakit hindi papayag ang Supreme Court na makumpiska lahat ang ari ni Ongpin. Clue- iyong sa mga Marcoses at cronies like Danding and Lucio hindi pa nakukumpiska. Another clue- members ng SC bata-bata din ng mga rich na kurap.

      • UrHONOR

        MAHIRAP nga sa tingin ko….pero KUNG sa isipan ng mga kabayan ay ganyan ang mangyari…..palagay ko sulit na ng katiting in terms of opinion judging….may verdict na ng guillty on all counts.  Mahirap gibain ang pader na gawa sa ginto at tinatanuran ng mga MUKHANG-GINTO…..subalit…subalit, ang kasabihan nga natin ay, kung hindi makuha sa santong dasalan, daanin sa santong paspasan.  Maaring hindi natin makita sa ating buhay, pero nananalig ako na darating ang araw na sisikat din ang araw sa mga na-api noon sa pamamagitan ng isang knight in a shining armor at makakamtan din nila ang katarungang minimithi nila sa pagyurak ng kanilang mga buhay noon.  May be next year, but it will not be never.  

        Ganun din marahil ang dahilan na nabanggit mo ang magiging eksena kay erap da krrp  at si glorie-etta alolong.  Ang mahalaga sa ngayon ay ang kabayan natin sampu ng kanilang mga supling ay HINDI MAKALIMOT sa karahasang ipinadama sa kanila ng mga TNL na mga buaya’t bwitreng yan, tulad ng ginawa ng mga kastila’t hapon sa bayan.

  • quirinomayer

    Juan Ponce Enrile and Roberto Ongpin, our memory as a people is very short – but not that short. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K7YDRKJWX2RXHUWECZ6WWLSIEI Lopez Jaena

    For goodness sake! Up to now why can’t the goverment create a commission or assign the Department of Education to write its version about the history of the Marcos years. There are many witnesses to history, different people have different versions but a commission can evaluate the facts. But it seems everybody is lazy. I don’t think Bobby Ongpin is trying to change history. That is how he lived the Marcos years.

    We know for a fact that there was wholesale corruption during the time of Marcos but the culprits are still out there – the Marcos and Romualdez children, Enrile, Danding Cojuangco, Lucio Tan, Rudy Cuenca, the Ver family, to name just a few! But instead of running after them, what do the present politicians do? Milk them!

    We are not only lazy to present the people’s case against Marcos, we even want to share the loot! Now we complain left and right! What shall we do about the history of Marcos’ and Enrile’s martial law?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQXLAHQCCIEO3WMCTNZSWIE3AI Lagotka

    Serge, Sonny, Guingona you are all bark no bite!

  • pedronimo

    Had we not welcomed the Marcoses back, all this writing and re-writing of Marcos years would have been been unnecessary..

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    The truth hurts and it won’t go away. Let’s face it, no amount of propaganda, name-calling or invectives is hurled from both sides, this country is still divided no matter how you slice it for as long vendetta and mediocrity is allowed to rule on the corridors of power. Soap opera is not supposed to be in the business of government, and mob rule must be taken out of it.

  • tra6Gpeche

    Mr. Roberto Ongpin is trying hard to paint himself as a hero
    during the Marcos Martial Law. On the contrary, both Dictator Marcos and Mr.
    Ongpin are the opposite…..villain, liar and egomaniac!

  • rodben

    ASk ko lang sa magagaling na mambabatas ngayon bakit bumulosok ng presyo ng Peso to Dollar after Marcos then all the prices of goods is rocketing….and most of the multinational company are go away so jobless Pinoys are rampant is their something wrong with EDSA?

    • simondj

      bago ko sagutin iyan, tanong ko lang ilang edad mo na? anong palit ng dollar noong bata ka pa? okay, ang sagot diyan ay, dahil sa dami na ng pera na umiikot sa pilipinas dahil sa mga pera ng mga ofw, ang pera ay bale wala na dahil hindi naman nag increase ang value ng pilipinas. ibig sabihin may isang lote sa harapang ng bahay mo na gustong bilihin ng mga ofw, siyempre tataas ang selling price.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FM3LD5Z6OYGAK2ER6MJCBKDQR4 Antonio Leon

    As somebody who got the chance to grow up during the Marcos years, I would say that those were not years of misrule.  Those were the years where Filipinos lived better lives than they were after Marcos.  Filipinos were proud to be Filipinos during those times & the Philippines was exporting rice instead of importing.  If ever there was corruption at that time, it was relatively confined rather than widespread.  In general, I would say the Marcos was a better president than any other president after him.  Ongpin may have a different story than that of Osmena but that is his account & opinion & we have to respect his opinion.

    • andresa igbac

      “Filipinos were proud to be Filipinos during those times”…excuse me pow!!!! hindi lahattttttt nohhhh…respect the others’ opinion too (and experience) of having  misrule in those times.

    • xuaeenr

      Hmmm…. so many lost their fathers, mothers, brothers or sisters? I recall that my father was one of those who lost his job during the economic depression after Ninoy got assasinated. Another first hand account… we were having scarcity for sugar and basic needs. People forget this. Those who suffered and who suffered greatly will never forget, no matter how much books are published by Enriles, or interviews granted by Ongins to revise what happened.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Nanaginip ng gising… keep dreaming Antonio.  May maniniwala sa iyo, ang sarili mo.

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

      “Ongpin may have a different story than that of Osmena but that is his account & opinion & we have to respect his opinion.”

      Sir, historical account po ito. Hindi po pwede ang kanya kanyang opinion sa mga events.

      And when you say you grew up during the marcos years, how old were you when martial law was declared? Were you able to criticize the Bagong Lipunan? Did you notice that during the martial law there were no elections? Didn’t you have relatives who went missing?

    • Paliwaweng

      I was 20 years old when martial law was declared. 
      I disagree with you Mr. Antonio Leon. I vehemently disagree too, that he was the better president.

      When he assumed the presidency, the peso was 3.90 to the dollar.
      We are second to Japan.
      Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore were just ‘barrio economies’ compared to the Philippines.
      During the middle and up to the late seventies, these neighbors have improved tremendously and became the new rising tigers of asia while we are being left behind.
      Paano mong ipapaliwanag sa akin na sya ang pinakamahusay na naging presidente kung iniwan tayo ng ating mga kapitbahay na bansa sa pagunlad at ang halaga ng piso ay patuloy sa pagbaba sa panunungkulan nya?
      And the peso to the dollar had climbed to 1:20 when he was thrown out.

      Now tell me Antonio, what and where is your source to say that Marcos was better than any other president.

      Ramos had even fared well compared to this shameful Ilocano president.

      (Isang OFW at isang Ilocano)

      • eirons1043

        Sir talking of peso to dollar ratio. On March 17, 1986 when I go abroad I bought dollars at $1 to P18. Now the ratio is $1 to P40.90..  So from P18 in 1986 to P40.90 now.  Are we improving from March 1986?

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

        Sabihin na nating pinaka mataas ang rate ng dollar noong panahon ni Marcos, at kahit pa isarili mo lang ang kita mo mula sa pag abroad mo noon eh hinding hindi ko pa din ipagpapalit na magkaroon tayo ng isang diktador at isang taong naglagay sa ating bansa sa Martial Law. Sa iyo na ang dollars mo eirons!

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

      another sick motherf*cking ilokaok praising his own kind

    • 33Sambuang2

      wake up a hole

    • rightist

      Marami ding nakinabang nung panahon ni Marcos, sila ang nagsasabi na we are proud to be pinoy. Pero mas marami ang humihirap. Naalala niyo pa ba ang “batang negros”. PArang ethiopia at somalia ang negros noon.

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

      nakakalungkot… pero may sampung taong “lakay” na nag like dito.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

    Natural lang kampi si Ongpin sa diktador na si Marcos kasi nakinabang siya… Dapat lang na ituro sa lahat ng Filipino ang sinapit ng bansa noong kalupitan ng Martial Law… Ang mga taong nagtatanggol sa kabutihan ng Martial Law ay yaong mga nakinabang sa panahon ng batas-militar….

    • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

      Mali ka dyan. Si Melvin lang ba ang mabuti sa bayan na ‘to? Kahit ang asawa mo hindi maniniwala sa ‘yo.

    • labcu

      I was in 4th grade when ML was declared and we were cheering for a new Philippines. What is always being pictured was the bad side of it but the good side were not. Programs like the KB, the green revolution were very successful programs. That was the start for other programs that uplift the country to the international scene. Rural electrification was implemented, Main roads and bridges were built connecting provinces around the country from North to south. Pupils had free dental and medical care (vaccines), free monthly supply of milk and oatmeal. Every household have a regular supply of the same to be taken at the barangay hall. I remember we also had free water supply coming from local sources, and a steady supply of irrigation water. IT was the Marcos era that the Lung Center, Heart  Center, PICC, Film Center, Childrens Hospital were established. properly maintained parks like Luneta, Nayong Pilipino, Wild Life Park, Manila Zoo. Schools were built around the country. It was the time when the LRT was built. State universities were built and established around the country, the IRRI was a success and even students from other countries came and studied there. How about the San Juanico bridge that connect samar and Leyte it was a legacy from the Marcos Era. From 4th grade untill I finished college in 1983 i was involved in those programs from green revolution to KB and Tree Planting in watershed areas, hills and along the national road. each student have their own trees to take care with untill they can live permanently on their own. From 1983 to 1986 people can walk around the metro manila even on the wee hours without worry. I walked alone at 12 am or 1 am from my review shool to my boarding house safely, i can have my review and relaxing time at luneta and wild life park alone. I passed through the alleys of avenida, sta cruz, binondo at 11pm safely from my work. The question is are we still enjoying/experiencing the benefits of these things/events/scenario the same now compared 20 or 40 years ago?

      My point is its up to the people especially the new generation to weigh-in the learnings of the past. Good or bad this generation can learn from it. Others must not impose what to believe because sometimes we give our own subjective views. We may have views different from others but we can still argue with respect for each other.

      This is just the otherside of the story, the visible things i had seen and experienced and not a condonation of whatever things done against one’s life, experience and beliefs.

      • Marx Louis Wang

         Ito pa dati ang piso kumpara sa dolyar is 3 piso sa 1 dolyar. NAKUPO! NAGING 50 PISO SA 1 DOLYAR.  BUMABA NANG KATAKOT TAKOT. DOON NA NAGSIMULA ANG PINAKAMALAKING TRAHEDYA SA BUHAY NG PINOY.

      • Irene Wong

         Labcu——very informative …post it to the media …….for people will know better…

  • $20722540

    hey, these politicians…moved on and don’t be pre-occupied what happened in the past…too much politics in this country of ours

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

    Sen. Serge Osmeña crying revisionism? OA naman si Serge. He also benefited from historical revisionism when ABS-CBN made a campaign movie called “Eskapo” in 1995 to launch Serge’s senatorial career. That movie was riddled with historical inaccuracies, chief of which the so-called escape of Serge and Kapitan Geny. They were let out, at least their guards looked the other way as ordered by Marcos himself. 

    ABS-CBN can make or break a politician’s career. Serge did not mind making his on historical revisionism. The rest is history.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Yung mga tumatanda, guilty of the past, malaki ang insecurity, kaya gustong maghugas ng kamay sa kabila ng pagdurusa na sila ang kadahilanan. They want to leave Earth making sure that they will be remembered as “heroes”. Shiiiyeeet talaga! Ang kakapal ng mukha. Gusto pang bilugin ang ulo natin. They want to cover up the katotohanan with their self-cleansing strategies. “Sure win” daw??? Sino pa ang lokohin mo. Noong i-declair na panalo si macoy, tandang-tanda ko ang kapalibutan parang biernes santo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    So, kulang na pala si GMA to take the blame. Going back to the original yellow myth making in Marcos vs. Ninoy. Hahaha! Tutal naman history pag uusapan, its funny that people forget that Benigno Aquino Sr. was a Makapili and Japanese collaborator. in fact, the LP was founded by Japanese collaborators who got booted out of the Nationalista party like Manuel Roxas. The Madrigal fortune? Product of Japanese war profiteering by Vicente Madrigal. Of course, Marcos father was likewise a collaborator. Marcos himself was nearly liquidated during World War 2. In short, Pare-Pareho lang mga oligarchs na iyan. Mga bloodlines ng mga traydor at nagsamantala sa Pilipino.

  • edm365f31

    Hirap kay tsekwa Ongpin kumita na siya noong panahon ni Mccoy eh hindi pa nasiyahan at gusto pa ring mangorakot hanggang ngayon.. yon istilo niya noon ginamit niya naman para kumita sa Benguet mining stocks.  Talaga kapag magnanakaw laging magnanakaw…tapos hindi niya matanggap na nagnakaw raw siya.. me problema ang kokote netong taong to.  Kailangan ipreso eto para matoto at ibalik lahat nang ninakaw niya.

    yong binondo sindicate was siphoning dollars abroad not related to helping our economy but corrupting the economy…itinatakbo ang dolyar sa abroad kaya nga ang daming dolyar sa Swiss na nakaw ni Mccoy.

  • labcu

    revisionism or not what is important now is how to walk the talk. it has been 2 decades of history but the Filipino people are still hungry of the real changes that should have been accomplished by the same people who shouted for change before and now.  Why there was no real change? It’s because of too much barking, too much politicking, too much mudslinging, too much grandstanding instead of doing something.  its enough the people need food, need jobs, need good public service, need better kind of politics that can redeem back the once esteemed Filipinos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/renester.suralta Renester Suralta

    No big deal on Ongpin revision history. He is no historian. Nobody believes in him anymore.

  • iceman

    Well this is one issue that’s worth all our time and effort. (Instead of the RH bill, which for me was absurd and pointless at the current state of our nation and economy)

    Two things,

    First, we never really healed after the Marcos era. We have become a nation of paranoid people. Afraid of power, afraid of our own government and distrustful of anything associated with it. Corrupt people are still in power. The sectors of society have grown far apart, the rich still got richer, the poor got poorer. Things did not change that much if you were to believe books, newspapers and tales from the elderly.

    Second, History, no matter how much we try to be objective, sadly has its subjective parts. Think about it, if something significant happened yesterday, let’s say a vehicle accident you were involved in. You, the other parties involved and the 3rd party witnesses will each have his own account of the whole event.

    Imagine something like the Marcos era and the EDSA revolution wherein a whole country was involved. That’s a million different views spanned over years of articles, newscasts, radio broadcasts etc. at a chaotic point in our history.

    Hopefully we’ll get over our paranoia of power and the corrupt people in society (not the just those in the government) and work TOGETHER as a nation, as a whole to push us forward.

    As for the written history part, I’m hopeful that we all agree on something that’s close to the truth and the facts. It will be a long, hard and arduous journey and full of debates.

  • Vincent_Bugaboo

    Philippine history is being told, retold, believed and rebutted according to who’s cozily affiliated with whom, business-wise or politically, and in the process the credulity of the Filipino people is being richocheted into all corners. Future generations will have a hard time distinguishing the truth from lies; I think they will be better off reading and studying pornographic materials instead, especially if authored by these self-serving charlatans, Enrile,
    Ongpin–and others that will surely follow them. Them who shamelessly aggrandized voraciously with power, reputation and lucre, and who now aspire to be known and treated as heroes and honorable with their own versions of events. Detestable!

  • farmerpo

    All our legislators know is LAMBAST. Oh, and filch our money. The fact is, if Ongpin is/was an accessory to Marcos, nothing has been done about it. Even as recently as the alleged insider trading case attributed to him, nothing has happened. If you, as legislators  know, and do nothing except lambast, you are as guilty. That is why we, the people, are still in the same situation as we were during martial law. And the martial law beneficiaries are still riding high. Moooeee…  

  • bilango71

    The role of Imelda Marcos during the Martial Law years should be looked into.  She was very active during those years?  Bakit hanggang ngayon walang nababaggit ng mga anomalies na kinasangkutan ni Mrs. Marcos.  She was practically in the newspapers  everyday. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    right to free speech anyone? did we cede monopoly of ideas to these jokers? agree or disagree, the best way to refute an idea is present evidence and not assaulting someones right to exercise a constitutional right. of course, in the era of Pnoy, we have yellow thought Nazis who cant stand it if people do not immediately bow down to Pnoy as messiah.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZHJOG4EREMCCR6UHDDWM5KBCFY July

      tama ka darwin, ito ang demokrasyang ipinagmamalaki ng yelong pagiisip.! sila lang ang dapat magsalita nas dapat pinapaniwalaan!! dilaw walang ginawang mali !!, tama lahat ang ginagawa at wala ng karapatang magsalita ang ibang hindi sumasangayon sa kanila. . .. tumingin sa paligid, ano ang pagkakaiba ng buhay noong panahong Marcos kumpara ngayon ?? malaya tayong maghayag ng sariling damdamin dahil may sarili tayong pagiisip..!!

  • novaliches

    ang isang obvious result ng after Marcos era ay ang pagdami ng OFW, kahit na may gera sa ibang bansa, mas pinili pa ng iba yun kaysa mag-stay sa pinas. 1,500 pinoy leaving everyday.

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

    Either Ongpin is lying or his critiques refuse to accept the fact because it tainted current belief trend that may alter some historical significance.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    “This is a case of historical revisionism. An insult to the heroism of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the ouster of Marcos. A reminder to be vigilant against Marcos apologists who want to rewrite history and justify the crimes of the past,” said Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino.

    But Ongpín never justified the crimes of the past.

  • speaksoftlylove

    There is only one way to prove that Ongpin is telling the truth.. He said that “he talked to all persons who agreed to be members of the new cabinet of Marcos, as part of the five point condition for Marcos to remain in office, as dictated by USA’s Reagan Aadministration. Ongpin mentioned only one deceased person and that was Zobel de Ayala but added that “he is not going to mention the others because it is not proper and you will be surprised.”

    Therefore, to set the record straight, let those people who agreed to work as new cabinet members of Marcos, which did not materialized because of the revolution, be divulged once and for all so that these charlatans will be unmasked. Now na., Ongpin.

    • indiots

      kung magsalita kayo akala mo lahat din ng sinasabi ng opposition nooon totoo. ang dami ring fabricated noon na later on nalaman di pala katulad ng pagpatay sa dating senador aquino.

      anong mayroon si late senator aquino na pweding garantiya ng maganda ang magiging gobyerno n’ya?

      ang daming sikat na napaupo pero mga sira pala katulad ni GMA at Erap at FVR. buti na nga lang di napaupo ang isa ring dating sikat na si senator santiago at dating sikat din na si villar at kabayang de castro.

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    It seems like Cory and the power behind Edsa 1 stole the
    results of the 1986 snap elections. Could we now also say the 1987 Constitution
    was illegally called and convened? In the battle of cheats, it appears saint
    Cory wasn’t so far behind Marcos after all but still managed to have had the
    checkered flag anyway. Wow!

    • DeaDMoRo

      Are you on drugs? Cge shabu pa!

      • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

        Nagalit ang kotong na Pinoy. Sige suntok sa hangin. Magsalita ka kasi. Mura lang yata ang alam mo eh. Sayang talaga….

      • DeaDMoRo

        Wehhh! di nga.. Magkano binayad sayo pag revise ng history?

      • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

        You cannot even argue well, and you pretend to belong here. Pick on your own size will you, and it will do you a lot of good. And if you’re that smart you’ll have the nerve to pick up your senses. You’re not even funny I’m sorry.

      • DeaDMoRo

        I’m not trying to be funny. It’s actually you who is tryin to.. How can argue with someone babbling with lies and misinfo?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    at least he confirmed that enrile’s ambush was indeed fake…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    naku naman….u cannot compare Cory to Marcos……Cory is not a saint for sure but to treat her as equal of Marcos in terms of atrocities is too presumptuous……

    • riza888

      Four years after Marcos was ousted, Cory’s administration was highly criticized for its failure to deliver on the much-needed economic reforms and was plagued by allegations of corruption involving Cory’s wealthy and influential relatives – the same allegations they used to topple Marcos in the first place.

      • ApoLapullapu

        It is unfair to blame Cory.  But it seems fair that Marcos 20 years be compared to the 28 years after him.  How is the plight of the poor?  What are the oligarchs doing?

  • Betz Chui

    All I know was that around 20K people were either executed, tortured or killed….and you cannot say nor print anything bad against the government…dictatorship nga eh…and oil prices and basic commodities double in prices in some areas overnight..while Imelda was wearing diamonds and shopping for paintings, jewelries, and buildings all over the world together with her blue ladies. She got 10K big shoes. parties and parties in malacanang…and kaddafy entertaining Imelda in Libya..rallies and rallies in the streets of Manila and sparrow units killing policemen everyday..Manila was dirty and it takes 3 hours to go to Makati from Cubao because of heavy jeep and bus traffic, people living on mountain of trash like smokey mountain etc. were the frequent photo of the Philippines in international media. You can get a telephone (with partyline) after waiting for 24 months and for 25K down payment.etc. from PLDT. Sosyal ka pag meron kang beeper. 

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Lawmakers slam Ongpin for historical revisionism<<<

    NATURAL lang yan sa mga "naghuhugas ng kamay", tulad ng ginagawa araw-araw ng iba dyan.

    Para magkaroon ng katuturan ang ginagawang pagbabago ni tONGPIN, kasuhan kaagad at kumpiskahin ang lahat ng nakurakot sa kaban ng bayan.  Maraming kaso na kahit na hindi na litisin ay klarong-klaro na ang mga nasasangkot na mga salarin…..pinahahaba lamang ng TNL na legal technicalities tulad ng kaso sa mga Ampatuan.  When one sees that it's bright outside, the presence of the sun doesn't have to be proven….all one has to do is to look out and watch the bright sheen the sun builds.  Isa pa yang si Lucio Tan….kitang-kita na ang ebidensiya pero na-itatago pa din ng "legaldygook".

    • ApoLapullapu

      Osmeña must use all the evidences he has, if indeed he has, against Ongpin in the proper Courts – not in the Senate where everything is said and only little is done.

      • UrHONOR

        ANYWHERE and ANYHOW is a good start.  At hindi nakukuha yan sa pa-asa-asa lamang sa iba….ang buong sambayanan na siya ang BOSS ay dapat na nakikilahok sa proseso….fence sitters o mga miron ay walang mga palatuntunan sa buhay maliban ang mamintas, manghusga, at mangbuyo sa kung kani-kanino…. mga dikyang malalambot-pa-sa-tubig ang mga tuhod.  At yan ang pinakamabuting mangyari ngayon….dalhin sa korte o sa saanpamang tanggapan na masusuri ng mabuti at lubusan ang mga kakengkoyang mga pinaggagawa ni tONGPIN.

  • BatangSingapore

    basta intsik sinungaling at hindi makakapagkatiwalaan.

  • chemist45

    How can Marcos win? In a fraudulent election as what Ongpin is trying to point out. I was a Namfrel volunteer in a barrio in Leyte and when people saw there were professionals and students who watched their votes; some of them approached me and told us for the first time they can write whom to vote freely. Some barangay tanods with Marcos pa rin pins and armed with batuta attempted to enter the polling booths but when they saw us watchers they moved back esp that they recognized us as professors of their children in a nearby state university. So the opposition finally had their votes counted. There was still massive vote-buying.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Ongpin did not say Marcos won.  He only said he believes that Marcos won.  This is a free country.  Every Filipino has a right to express his belief.

  • Philcruz

    Yes, yes, and yes. Anybody who attempts to revise the historical facts of the abuses and misgovernance of the Marcos years should immediately, immediately be exposed and held to account like Enrile and now Ongpin.

    And yes, somebody has to immediately be appointed to write the historical account of this period. It should be taught in the schools.. before PNoy steps down. If this is not done during his administration, it will never get done…ever.

    We only have 3 years to do it, because if Binay ever gets to be President in 2016, this project will never see the light of day. Look who Binay’s political partners are now. Enrile and Erap and Gloria supporters. And Binay was playing politics with the Marcos family. He recommended that Marcos be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Fortunately, PNoy thumbed his recommendation down.

    So yes, expose the revisionists. And write a historical book on the Marcos years and teach this in schools.

    • lolo_Jose

      TAMA ka apo tungkol kay BIGNAY….HINDI pa nga siya naluluklok na presidente
      ang mga ”kaututan dila” niya ay dating mga galamay ni MARCOS!!!
      KUNG iisipin ”human right lawyer” ang bansot na ito pero isa pala siya
      sa human abuser na!!!

    • ApoLapullapu

      Is it suggesting that history must be written in accordance with how the Administration and the yellow forces look at it?  History has been written in the hearts of the people.  Only a non-partisan can write Philippine History objectively.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

      i see. and remember the Plaza Miranda bombing where Marcos was blamed but Ninoy was suspiciously missing? ii has been proven to be an opposition lie. Inasmuch as Marcos’ sins are exposed, so too his opponents.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    MAYABANG AT SINUNGALING to the nth power itong si ONGPIN ‘tulad din ni JPE. LIARS, INVETERATE LIARS.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

    Marami sa ating mga politico na ang tingin kay Marcos ay napakasama na. Dahil hindi nila matangap na si Makoy ay isa sa pinakamagaling na Presidente ng bansang Pinas. Tahasan kong masasabi na mas maganda ang buhay noong panahon niya kaysa noon palitan siya ni Cory at ng mga sumunod na mga Presidente. Noon ang $ ay P2.00 lang, ngayon P42+. Ang mga NPA noon nasa bundok, ngayon nasa Kongreso at sa Malakanyang. Palagay na natin na nangurakot si Makoy, ang president ng Pinas. EH ngayon ano, cabinet secretary lang o Chairman ng komisyon ng eleksyon, multi million dollar ang kurakot. Di na sila makuntento sa milyung piso, milyon dollar na. Ang lahat ng ahensiya ng gobyerno halos ganon na rin. Pati na hudikatura. Noong wala iyang Abu Sayaf, MILF at MNLF. Ngayon ano na, gusto ng paghati-hatian ang bansang Pinas. Ang Sabah pinaglalaban ng PInas, ngayon ano, pinalalayas sa Sabah ang mga PInoy ta nagmamayari nito. Ang mga Instsik inaangkin ba ang West Philippine Sea – wala silang say dito. Ngayon ano na, pinagtatabuyan ang ating mangingisda sa sarili nating karagatan. Si Cory nanalo daw sa Snap Eleksyon, sino ang maysabi nito, NAMFREL? kalian pa naging opisyal ang resulta sa NAMFREL. Ilang coup d’ etat ba ang inilunsad sa time ni CORY? Ang tanong bakit? Mahusay ba siyang pangulo? Si Fidel R. anong ginawa bilang pangulo? Si Estrada at Arroyo? Kapwa pinoy, ng panahon ni Makoy ang isang salop ng bigas ay P1.00 lang ngayon ang 1kilo ay P30-40 pesos na. Magisip isip naman tayo at idilat natin ang ating mga mata. Ang mga NPA nasa kalsada ng Maynila araw araw. Nasa kongreso na, sa Malakanyang. Kung pabor kayo sa kumunista dapat nga kayong magdiwang at matuwa sa pagpapatalsik kay Makoy.

    • parrot_moe

      totoo yan kwento kasi inabot ko rin yan panahon na yan, lahat noon mura, yan mga kontra kay cosmar wala siguro napakinabngan kaya ganun na lang ang galit sa kanya, nasan ba kayo nun time ni marcos, ngayon may nagsasabi maayos na presidente si cosmar panay kontra nyo, pabayaan nyo magsalita si ongpin kasi naksama nya si marcos, ikaw ba belmonte at osmena nasaan ka ba noon nun panahon ni marcos, kung kalaban ka ni marcos natural lang na tratohin ka kaaway, ikaw ba ano tingin mo kay ongpin kaibigan o kaaway, pabayyan mo lang sya magsalita tungkol kay marcos

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Sira, sira, sira, at sira ulo mo.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Ang mali lang ni Marcos ay ipinakulong pati mga taong walang kasalanan.

      • jgl414567

        Ang mali ni Marcos ay ayaw na niya bumaba sa pwesto kasi ganid sa kapangyarihan at sa pera kaya nagdeklara ng martial law kasi tapos na pangalawa at huli niyang termino pagkapresidente.

        Si Marcos ang pinakamasamang tao sa Pilipinas ang daming namatay sa kagagawan niya. Siya ang hitler ng Pilipinas!

    • DeaDMoRo

      Lahat naman talaga mga bilihin during that time ay napakamura kahit saang lupalop ng mundo ka nakatira, hindi lamang sa pinas. Ang problema lang kasi during the time ni Marcos they manipulated the currency as if to show to the world our economy is still A-OK! When in reality it had dwindled down all over the years. The real economic situation of our country was finally uncovered when the dictator was finally exiled. Yan si Ongpin ang isa mga pasimuno ng Binondo Central Bank, pilit nila e manipulate ang piso at dolyar to keep the ailing economy afloat.. During the last 4 years prior to EDSA nagsi-alisan na kasi ang mga investors, hindi na nila masikmura ang pakikialam ng mga governmenrt cronies sa mga negosyo.. 

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

      Good comment, the yellow followers will only believe what they want to believe, taking advantage of the poor Filipinos like hacienda Luisita farmers Cory resent Marcos and GMA cuz of their  exposure of the illegal ownerships (See Holiding onto hacienda Luisita)

    • jgl414567

      Are you out of your mind, Marcos the best president we ever had! You are a liar, Marcos is the greatest plundering , cheating and murdering fake president we ever had! F@#/@#$ck you!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

        My friend I am not a liar. If you read my post carefuly I said it’s my own opinion. If you disagree, that’s your prerogative. But don’t resort to name calling whatsoever. Act and speak like an educated one.

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Ogag ka pala, e! Doon sa panahon ni macoy lumubog ang piso.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

        sira pala ung patunog mo eh. baka nahihibang ka na at bumabalik na ang pag iisip mo. hindi kita nilalait or what, you can argue all day long pero respetuhin mo ang kapwa mo.

    • Irene Wong

       Lovely———Just go on!!!!!!! voice out.!!!!!!.. The Holy Spirit will guide you!!!!!

  • 2rey3

    I campaigned for Cory against Marcos putting my life at stake like millions of young people during my time. Until now despite battling the evils that have remained in our government and society especially during elections even after EDSA, I am still an ordinary civilian and can not win elections except as barangay captain because of my great sin of POVERTY. I am not powerful because I am not a senator, a Speaker and a congressman though I wanted to and I think I can since I am a UP graduate. In any presidential election, only one candidate for president wins. For those who rooted for Marcos, it was Marcos. While for us who campaigned for Cory, it was Cory. Is this not what happens in every election? Serge, Tinio and Belmonte I think are over reacting. What was wrong with Ongpin’s account? Despite Marcos’ human rights records, we have to give it to the man the fact that he did not give the go signal to General Ver to fire at the crowd. With only one explosion, many among the millions who massed at EDSA would have been killed not because of shrapnels  but because of human stampede!! No one is perfect and nobody is also a complete evil!! Marcos according to Tinio should be likened to Hitler, sobra naman yan!!! Ang dami nga ng mga anti Marcos ngayon dyan dahil sa kanyang violations against human rights pero walang ka kosenya-konsyensya in depriving millions of helpless individuals of their lives while still in  their mothers’ wombs and Serge, Belmonte and Tinio are a few of them. Well that is HITLERIAN!!! But i do not have regrets in campaigning and voting for Cory during the snap elections because I am against individuals who perpetrate or allow human rights violations whether the victims are adults, young people and most especially defenseless  human beings inside their mothers’ wombs during Marcos time, now and in the future.

    • ApoLapullapu

      I agree with you.  Ongpin was just expressing his opinion.  We must also listen to him because he was an insider during that time.  All that we saw is the view from outside.  We must be open to information and opinions from inside and maybe we can be more objective in writing our history.  Then let us look forward to what has the revolution done to the plight of the common man.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

      Just because you are a UP graduate doesn’t assure you of great political power.  Being a poor man should not even stop you from being a politician.  All that matters is the heart, the sincerity, the wisdom, the vision.  A lot of our great leaders didn’t have wealth.  

    • KenKhoy

      ” I am not powerful because I am not a senator, a Speaker and a congressman though I wanted to and I think I can since I am a UP graduate………..???

    • dxdaistar

       yes being poor greatly deprives most if not all to run for higher office. i also risked my life during that time, and I regretted it because it has caused our country more misery. You are correct, if Marcos gave a signal to start firing at EDSA 1, God knows how many people died in a Stampede! Now the celebrations of Edsa1 is more of a hakot crowd just to show it is still celebrated by the masa. I should say that most of those who joined edsa1 regretted they did it. now it is clearer that the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos really had a plan to put themselves in power. the question is, who was the brain in the murder of Ninoy? your answers may or may not be as good as mine, but i’d rather keep it to myself.

  • el_latigo

    What could you expect from a grossly dishonest man like Roberto Ongpin? So unlike some of his kins like his brother,  the late Jaime Ongpin, who opted to commit seppukku, which in some cultures is the most honorable way to preserve what once was the the good name of the Ongpin family, rather than sully it. Like  master, like servant, so humongously corrupt. DBP iginisa sa sariling mantika, what can one say? It does not matter whether this government’s, (or the  people’s) bank,  earned or not from this dubious transaction which is peanuts compared to the pile of money he made from  this most anomalous transaction of buying Philex Mining’s shares literally using the banks’ money thru a questionable loan. The irony of this scandal of humongous proportions is that it was that obscure DBP lawyer who commited seppukku rather than Bobby Ongpin and his cohorts.

    You will not take your pile to the grave, remember that very well, Ongpin. There’s a lot your soul has to answer for to the Almighty when He decides that your time is up which is not very far.

    • ApoLapullapu

      Ongpin did not argue that Marcos was toppled by people power.  He only said that he believed Marcos won in the snap election.  The latter is debatable.  But it is a matter of fact that the counting was not concluded because of the walkout from Greenhills.  It was possible that those who walked out were biased sympathizers of the opposition.  Something has to come out.   What really happened in that alleged manipulation of the Greenhills counting?

      • jgl414567

        Roberto Ongpin is a crony of Marcos and he therefore benefited immensely from that association that is why this revision of his is imbued with self interest to justify his complicity. This Ongpin should be prosecuted and jailed!

      • ApoLapullapu

        Even a criminal if not charge after 20 years cannot be charged anymore.  Osmeña has evidence that is good only for grandstanding but insufficient to prove a case against Ongpin.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

      @Mr el_latigo: it is very easy for you to judge people as if you are perfect man on earth. Ask yourself: are you as honest as you pretend to be: Do you know this people whom you are accusing of dishonesty? Judge not for you will be judge as well.

      • el_latigo

        So @Lovely, yet so naive. Oh well…

  • freeview

    Well, as I recall , the actual counting yielded favor to marcos but Marcos needed a big landslide to validate and be more acceptable. Thus the manipulation in Comelec count in greenhills which lead to the walkout of paticipants in the counting

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

      Agreed, as I remember it.

      but then, when the revolution came, it invalidated all what the election stood for.

      Some say the snap election was illegal since it was not part of our governing laws as scheduled during that time, but then so was a revolution which changed the government.

      One illegitimate act (snap elections) over another illegitimate act (revolution) which led to something legal (cory’s revolutionary government).

      Talk about two wrongs making a right.

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

        It was the communist NPA who lead Cory’ Aquino’s plight to become President so she can keep Hacienda Luisita from the legal beneficiaries -the poor farmers who fortunately won finally after many years of abuse and sufferring from her family.

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

      Cory was an illegal president.

  • freeview

    eh may Taga GMA ,host ng “walang tulugan, baka bangungutin” “.till now loyalist ..tingin kay Manong and Manang mga santo…mali daw lahat un paratang sa kanila….//

  • el_latigo

    : =)

  • el_latigo

    !!

  • el_latigo

    ?

  • el_latigo

    @Lovely: I agree with you 100%, si Marcos ang pinakamagaling na presidente ng Pinas, soooo magaling that he made this beautiful and natural-resources-rich country down to its knees during his time. It was during his regime that the Philippines was derisively called the Sick Man of Asia, a basket case, a country composed of 80 million duwags and one SOB, etc., etc.You are one of the unthinking numbskulls who peddle the canard that if you are against the dictator, you must be a communist! Bakit communists lang ba ang marunong magisip @Lovely_So Ugly?

    • Marx Louis Wang

       Isa kang tunay na hibang, baliw, sira, atbp.

      • el_latigo

        Express your 1 centavo worth of opinion dude & let us us see your comments instead of resorting to name-calling. Or you have nothing to say at all, kasi walang laman ang pagitan ng 2 tenga mo, heh, heh, heh. Kaya napakaraming corrupt sa bansang ito dahil maraming tangengot na tulad mo @Amalayar2

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

      @el_latigo: problema sa iba nating kababayan, maraming nakapag aral pero asal walang pinagaralan. everyone is entitle to his/her own opinion. Name calling whatsoever!!! ugaling basahan. Amoy kanal ang hininga na parang septic tank. Express your opinion. walang magagalit sa iyo. Be respectful para respetuhin ka rin. You know what el taligo means to me… isa yang purga sa mga batang na sumasakit ang tiyan. Iyung may alaga sa loob na dapat ilabas. Sorry for this offensive words pero sa tingin ko you highly deserve it. Hindi kita kilala at wlang kang karapatan na tawagin ako ng kung ano ano. You don’t even deserve any attention.

  • simplengmamayan

    Dami sinasabi ng mga ulupong.. wala n kaming pakialam dyan tapos na yan.. Mga kapwa ko Pilipino gusto nmin ng garantiya sa future ng mga anak namin.. asan na ba FOI bill para maalis na ang corruption sa PINAS.. Gagaling mag comment ng mga mababatas di nman ginagawa tungkulin nila ipasa mga batas na kailangan kailangan.. 

  • http://twitter.com/marcposeidon marcelo sale mendoza

    Mag suicide na lang si roberto ongpin tulad ng kapatid niyang si jaime ongpin.hindi namin kailangan ang mga chinese sa government.tama na ang economic manipulation nina henry sy at lucio tan at john gokongwei na mga dugong intsik na nagsasamantala sa mga tunay na Filipino.Magkano lang ang baryang pinapasweldo ng mga yan sa mga salesladies nila. Dapat noon pa pinalayas ang mga instsik na yan sa ating bansang Pilipinas.

  • R J

    Still not too late, Ongpin must face the Sandigan for ” Behest Loan worth Php 660Million ” from DBP and now let my below kababayan wait if, Aquino administration can collect it and
    return back to coffer of the government. Once this present administration can do it, then you can
    say there is changes from Marcos and Aquino government. Same should apply to Erap and Binay’s wife corruption charges.

  • regd

    What’s wrong with you people? Ongpin think he’s still inside the matrix! Let him be. This is democracy. JPE also does the same. Leave them alone.

    • dxdaistar

       because they are the ones who want to change history. Osmena? pwe!

  • a1phantom

    20+ year and 2 Aquino presidency have passed and yet nothing has been proven (in legal courts) against Marcos….even PCGG has given up……wonder why?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L3NJ4IIZZMB2OMPIOR7X2B72ME k

      too much democracy and a defective constitution.the philippine constitution is bad for a good president but good for a bad president

  • Pangasugan

    Of course Marcos won – he has declared so by the proper institution as mandated by law. There were accusations that he cheated Cory but it was never proven and in court (innocent until proven guilty, right?). The so-called People Power  (supported by US) overthrew him that’s why he LOST in the power struggle. That was good because he became too weak to control his people and allowed corruption in government to go unchecked.
    Is Marcos evil? No. Is his dictatorship bad? No, because we Filipinos need an iron hand to discipline us. Was he stupid? No, he was the smartest Filipino leader of all time.  But he became WEAK and that’s his only fault – too weak to control his wife and his cronies, too weak to arrest the leaders of the coup that lead to EDSA.
    You know, it could happen to all of us as go older and our health deteriorates.
    For the record, I was anti-Marcos during my college years and I actively campaigned for Cory. But you need to give credit where it is due and Marcos has some redeeming qualities in him also that we need to emulate. 

    • mabuhay_si_marKy

      ahahhahahahaha… isa ka pa!   yes redeeming qualities, after seeing how evil he was, we as a people stood up and redeemed ourselves… enough is enough of marcos minions and morons…

      • Pangasugan

        We’re a free country and if that’s your opinion, you’re entitled to it. But as Marcus Antonius said of Caesar: “The evil that mean do lives after them, the good is oft entered with their bones.”
        Maniwala ka sir, sa Tagalog movie lang na may pure white (bida) at pure black (kontrabida) na tao. Lahat tayo ay GREY – we just differ in shades.
        Peace :)

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

        Ito tagalog din, may kamag anak akong hinuli ng military ni marcos ng walang kamuwang muwang at madalas kaming humahabol sa truck ng rasyon ng bigas noong panahon ng ML, at isama mo pa dyan ang takot namin tuwing may curfew, ngayon kung ikaw ang lalagay sa lugar naming mahihirap may redeeming qualities pa kaya ang nagiisang diktador ng ating bansa? -WALA!

    • Irene Wong

       NeilLuna——BRAVO!!!!!!!

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

      Lakay, nakinabang ba o nakarating din ba sa hawaii ang mga kamag-anak mo? Nagiisang dictator na nga ng bansa at nilagay pa nito ang mga pilipino sa halimaw na martial law – aba eh inayunan mo pa! tindi mo!

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

      Can’t agree more to you NeilLuna.  We shared the same experience…

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

    We basked in the glory of People Power in EDSA, Now there are a lot of issues that twisted the truth according to the versions of stories being leaked out by Enrile, Ramos, Honasan, now Ongpin, and a lot of hearsays from the so called heroes of EDSA. It is time to make the record straight!!!! What really transpired. It should be written factually and in chronological order. 27 years has passed and yet we are not getting anywhere. What are the lessons gained from EDSA People power. It starts to be very confusing and will remain a mystery, only the fact that we were able to kicked out Marcos is clear!

  • Serom

    C’mon, be realistic guys.  Anyone could become a hero or a villain depending on one’s circumstance and affiliates.  Even Bin Laden is a hero and icon to his supporters.

    Don’t ever think that Marcos has not done anything good to the Filipino people.  Napoleon Bonafarte could be a hero to many but he is also a villain to others.

    Anybody could rewrite history and only time will tell what will be believe by the later generation.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    The problem in this country is in two words only. “Palusot and Pabaya” and thats were this shenanigans in govt is doing. The results is a massive corruption in the govt.!!! Who are this people?? Well mostly lawyers in the govt who just think of their own well being, no matter what the consequence of action they have done!! There are small part of technical people in the govt who is doing this, and they are engineers in the first place but their mind is hone to become lawyers (Phd and other masterial degrees they possessed) and with their pretension, they are
    very corrupt!!
    And this can be solve only by passing the FOI bill although there is still a LOOPHOLE in it.
    meaning the information that you may gather is already in the past tense and thats were this govt shenanigans do-” Palusot and Pabaya”.
    But there is one move that can catch this people and that is automation of govt office!!!

  • sanjuan683

    Ok go head Mr Ongpin continue your revision don’t scare of Osmena he’s nothing but an opportunist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    All our politians are useless maggots and parasites. Both left and right, none of our politicians has the  integrity and capability to lead a country. They are only good at one job. It’s called BJ.

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

       What can you expect from a greedy human being. The only true and real governance we can have faith on is God’s kingdom.

      Just watch? JESUS IS COMING VERY SOON!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    Noong panahon ni Marcos ay ilan lang ang magnanakaw sa gobyerno..! Noong panahon ni Ramos, Erap, Gloria ay katakot takot na ang nangurakot sa gobyerno..!! Si Mar4cos kahit ganun eh may makikita tayong expressway , San Juanico bridge, PICC, Cultural Center at iba pa..! Sa akin lang eh mahusay si Marcos..!! Ang umabuso nga lamang ay si Imelda at ang military at yong mga negosyanteng nagsamantala noong may sakit na si Marcos..! 

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

       Ito rin ay after effect ng MARTIAL LAW. Don’t you get it. It is time to mature and instill that change that is necessary to exercise true FREEDOM.

      • Alex Alvarez

        still effect of Martial Law? c’mon….

      • Mark Gersava

         Its not an after effect of Martial admit it or not walang ginawa si Cory kundi magdasal ng magdasal at masakit mang tanggapin Cory is not a LEADER she is good but she is not capable to handle the government dahil wala siyang leadership at siya ang nagpahirap sa bayan. Prayer without action is useless

  • Serom

    We bask on the EDSA people power but what have we gained so far?  Human rights violations are still there.  Poverty and unemployment is increasing.  Corruption is still there.  Justice system is worse.  Criminality is increasing.  So many things are wanting.  So why do we have to celebrate?

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

       We continue to feel the after effect of MARTIAL LAW. That is why we continue to feel violence and human rights violations. The military just could not rid itself with power.

      • Serom

        It is just too easy to say imagined things like that and blame previous administrations for this administration’s failure.  Maybe you would also like to add that corruption at present is only inherited from GMA.

  • Van Lyndel Tolentino

    The assumption that Marcos “had to” rig the snap election to win–regardless if he did–does not actually entail that Cory won. Much of the history we know of Martial Law was set in Manila. Many of the elder people–those who were there but not actually there–think that Martial Law was a gift. The provinces in general (from what I know) seems to have been in good shape. The Marcos administration did create more infrastructure than any other presidency, including the Marcos highway that connects most of the provinces in Luzon to NCR albeit through bad leadership. Instead of rewriting history through the eyes of the people who WERE THERE, why not try finding the whole Philippine history through the eyes of the people outside Manila?

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    qualify qualify qualify puro hearsay eh!!! 

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    what good shape??  kakatakot ang history mo!  i was there! and i knew how evil and dark it was… ask the families of those whose loved ones died… have some sense…if we think highly of marcos then darkness has still befallen us…

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

       Twas only good for cronies.

      • Alex Alvarez

        and bad for the communist & activist!

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    the evil that is marcos has crept so bad into our filipino psyche that god-forbid this darkness will still blind many of us.  marcos was far worse than world war 2 since it requires half a century to rebuild this country.  in world war 2 it was only the land saw devastation.  in marcos it was our own filipino soul.

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

       MARCOS may have equal bearing with IDI AMIN DADA of Africa.

  • ricelander

    You had all the time since 1986 to foist upon the people your version of history and truth.  Once in a while someone stands up to tell his version, instantly you shake in your boots in panic and cry REVISIONISM!  If yours is the truth, no amount of shaking it could make it collapse as truth stands on a solid foundation.  Unless, you yourselves know it is all founded on a pile of sand.

    • mabuhay_si_marKy

      applause applause
      we cry foul for our freedom is holy

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

     Of course, Marcos won but not by a landslide as it was officially declared. Yes, he lost in Metro Manila by a wide margin but it’s not the mandate of the whole PH for him to be ousted-out.

    Ongpin WAS and STILL is, the known BAGMAN of corrupt politicians. He’s the “Mr. CLEAN” of ill-gotten riches stolen from the people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    I recalled right after graduation in 1956 I was already working even before graduation and mind you I was able to transfer from one company to another without hardship! In fact before the Martial Law was declared by President Marcos everybody who were/are leaving at the time can attest that our beloved country was considered ‘the tiger of ASIA… Everything change after and now we are experiencing a lot of crimes and corruption in the government as well as in private is prevalent!!!!!!! SANA TAYONG MGA BOTANTE AY HUWAG NG BUMOTO DAHIL LANG SA POPURIDAD (POPULARITY). MAAWA NA TAYO SA ATING BAYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

       The peso was even stronger than the dollar by $1 to P2

  • mabyrik

    I am a baby boomer who have witnessed history when it was veering at the wrong side under the despotic leadership of Marcos. 

    It was during his despised regime that corruption was the norm, when all sectors of society were abused, the military and police learned the ropes of how to get rich without really trying, and the Marcos cronies, including Ongpin, took over the businesses of legitimate businessmen who were perceived to be enemies of Marcos.

    There was mayhem during those periods, no freedom but a lot of thievery and impunity. A Total Disaster.

    And when Ongpin described it as the best in our history is like saying that murder is not a crime. 

    Ongpin, like Enrile in his auto-biography, is trying to revise history. Well, no one buys that. 

    Certainly, not us who were there when it was happening.

    • bagombong

      You said there is no freedom during Marcos time, for me, freedom is better than what we have now, I was 1st year in MLQU at that time, i used to go home at 7.30 pm without fear on those kalye around Quaipo for being rob, but now, you need to be more careful other wise you might get killed. You keep talking about corruption during Marcos, yes on his cronies how about now, start from the lower to the highest and also there cronies, Marcos for 20 yrs that what you said, but how about now,  this peoples who took over the power since Marcos left , they are still in power including there whole family for almost 30 yrs now…do you think we are better now rather than before? for me, my answer is no, our group in MLQU at that time is always approach by a group of militant student to join them in street rally along Mendiola, they promised us that we are protected by a politicians who are fighting for Marcos and fund is not a problem and once Marcos is gone your leaders will rewarded according to them, as a young and not educated yet of what is going on, we join them once but we came to know that they only interested in our present and only sending politicians who are really corrupt, you why..kasi when they know that Marcos will be ousted soon, they already talking about where they will be assigned and money is there…so..there intentions is to corrupt also and its right since most of the leaders and politicians who fought on Marcos are still in power now and if you think they give us a better life, the answered is no, sila yes they live in a luxurious way of life now na dati ang mga sasakyan nila ay Mitsubishi lancer lang, I know since one of them is our neighbor in Pasig at that time.

      • mabyrik

        sige, tagalugin ko na lang partially para di ka mahirapan.
        May freedom ba noong ML? I was not a radical, just a mere regular Mapua engineering student lang. Bro, marami akong kakilala noon na nawala na lang basta. The last words that that we heard, they were picked up by the military for being leftist. Is that freedom?
        Today, may ganon ba? Can you curse Marcos then without finding yourself in big trouble? Today, you can stand in the median of EDSA and throw all invective at pnoy and you’re free to do so.
        You can’t compare the 70’s with the 2010’s in terms of economic constraints because the population had doubled since then while the resources remains stagnant. FYI, Pnoy is only on his 3rd year. 
        Iyong Neighbor mo, I would assumed that he lorded it over when GMA was the president, not Pnoy.
        I’m not saying that politicians now are less corrupt than before, especially during GMA’s time. But when the international community has started to look closely at us with admiration, there must be something that they see, which you don’t see. 
        I would advice you to wipe your eyes clean. Better still, slap your brain a little so you will see the big difference. I rest my case and good day bro. 
          

      • tcbernardo

        Ano ba namang English yan? Nakatapos ba ‘to ng college? Ang lagay na yan in-edit na raw yan ng author na yan? Dyosme!

      • Irene Wong

         bagombong—–May I request to post your testimony in the media..  so that people will know better… I commend you for being so brave to air your views!!!! Do not be intimidated by the negative comments… The Holy Spirit will guide you!!!!To tell the truth , I am a senior citizen who witnessed different administrations starting from Pres. Quirino down to NOYNOY…President Marcos is still the best….Only the bad things about Marcos is aired but they(media)forget the good things  that Marcos did for the betterment of the country.. The reason why Philippines could hardly move forward is—– Anti-Marcos  do not know how to FORGIVE and FORGET no matter how many decades had passed… Do not be scared to voice out your testimony,, …”If GOD is with you nobody is against you…AMEN”

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

        oh my! a senior citizen lakay… mano po lola. patawad po sa mga comments dito. ngunit si marcos po ay nangulimbat ng salapi “big-time!” mula sa bansa – that’s like having your integrity going way below sea level. Pls next time po thou shalt not use thy name in vain. and marcos’ acts were in such terrible vain. paumanhin po.

  • Pangasugan

    The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft entered with their bones – ans so is it with Caesar, err Marcos. he he he. Peace, bro!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BFVHG62YMHHA7AIMGDCXTNKJJI The Truth

    Are we better-off after EDSA? I really don’t know… ;

    Yes, Marcos steals; Now, everybody steals!
    Generals live in camps; Now, they live in Corinthian, Ayala-Alabang, etc..
    No freedom of the Press; Now, corrupt and rich Journalist!
    Envy of SE Asia; Now, sick-man of SE Asia

    Freedom has it’s price… but.. I’m still not losing hope. PNoy is gaining ground, best hope after numerous trials!

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

       Don’t you realize that we continue to feel the effect of MARTIAL LAW? IT is so hard to get rid of CORRUPTION and abuse of power that was once exercised by the military. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.
      This is where we continue to inherit abusive people from the military. Enrile, Ramos, Angelo Reyes and GMA tried to cater it to these military men who just could not get weaned from the benefits of being in power.

      TAMA NA!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000189574189 Manuel Biason

        lahat nang mga military personnel during marcos time ay retired or pumanaw na and yet sinasabi mo na kasalanan pa rin ng martial law ang mga corruption na nangyayari ngayon? LOL

      • ApoNiLolo

        You don’t know how corruption spread in the military? An about-to-retire corrupt general will make sure that “his equally corrupt people” are placed in sensitive positions before he goes to make sure “his back is covered” and retain his “connection” after he steps down. And this “practice” is passed on to the next subordinate and so on.

        That’s what Abdul Rashid means when he said – “these military men who just could not get weaned from the benefits of being in power”.

      • Alex Alvarez

        The military were not corrupt during marcos time!

      • ApoNiLolo

        I’ll name one. The head honcho – Fabian Ver!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAB42FXZYNCU3ODZNRCDRDTGAY MORE HUMAN

    what ongpin is still alive.. masamang damo matagal mamatay…

  • bogli_anakdami

    next revision of flipland’s history >>> dicktator marcos was a direct descendant of lincoln…

  • $23257130

    mabuhay si president marcos

    ang tunay na pag asa ng bayan!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2FXRN2MLXCFZATYP5OJXUBNGYA Jasper Cuña

    Former President  Marcos is pro province president unlike others who only wish to develop metro manila just look at the road he paved here in the Norhtern Luzon plus his forecast of energy needs are accurate.

    • ApoNiLolo

      Yep. You’re right. “Pro-province” – the provinces of NORTHERN LUZON. How myopic can one gets! >: D

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Even Gringo Honasan in his interview years ago said that Marcos really won that snap election. Anyway, Marcos is gone and for all his enemies you need to examine yourselves if you do your job for the betterment of the country. Sikat lang si Marcos kaya maraming nakaalam ng kanyang corruption and etc., pero mas marami pa ang buwitre at ganid na hindi natin alam o hindi bulgar ang nasa puwesto ngayon.

    • speaksoftlylove

       That’s why I call them yellowvultures.

      Patay na ang Pilipinas nginangatngat pa.

  • carlcid

    It isn’t historical revisionism to state the facts. There is absolutely no proof that Cory Aquino won that snap election. On the other hand, the count was in favor of Marcos.

    Having said that, it shouldn’t deter from the fact that Marcos was deposed by the people power revolt allied with rebel factions in the military. Marcos was de facto removed from power and replaced with a revolutionary government with Cory Aquino as President. The elections became academic, if not irrelevant. 

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

       carclid, in short Marcos was a dictator and he has to go. It was evil for him to continue. What are you trying to argue?
      When is a dictatorship good? It was evil and MARTIAL LAW is evil, MARCOS is evil and he just have to go. End!

    • siJuanDalandan

      No proof? You have never heard of documented cases of electoral fraud during the Marcos regime?  You have never heard of the walkout by the canvassers during the counting of votes?  You have never heard of armed men snatching ballot boxes? 

      You may want to talk to the teachers who were manning the polling places, or the international observers who witnessed these acts, or the relatives of those who were killed for bringing to light the massive cheating done to ensure that Marcos “wins” the election.  “The count was in favor of Marcos?”  But who was counting?  What was being counted?

      • Alex Alvarez

        Who tell so? the wife of Gringo the coup leader during your saint government?

      • carlcid

        Nothing official came out of those, so they will remain in the realm of hearsay. The official results still point to a Marcos win. 

      • ApoNiLolo

        What do you mean by “Nothing official came out of those”? If you’re waiting for the media or any government official to tell it publicly, then, better have some tissues ready because mucus still runs down your nose.

        The people who voted at that time, especially in urban centers, are the witnesses themselves, boy! >: D

      • siJuanDalandan

        Caricid,

        Hearsay evidence means that the person testifying does not have personal knowledge of the incident.  The teachers who manned the polling places saw the cheating themselves. The international observers saw the electoral fraud themselves.  The relatives of those who were killed witnessed how their loved ones were abducted by armed men.  These are not hearsay evidence.  But you are still right in that, “officially,” Marcos “won” the election.  In fact, he was “officially” proclaimed by the Comelec as the “winner” of the 1986 snap presidential election.  So following your logic, “officially,” everything that was done during Cory Aquino’s time was the result of unlawful, usurpation of power.  “Officially,” the 1987 Constitution is not supposed to exist and everything else that emanates from it is also considered “officially” illegal.By the way, in May 1986, the Philippine Supreme Court officially declared that Cory Aquino as “not merely a de facto government but in fact and law a de jure government.”  So I guess, you could say also say that “officially,” Cory Aquino became our president.

    • ApoNiLolo

      How old were you when that “snap election” happened? Were you old enough to vote? If you are, you won’t be writing this crap. Unless of course if you’re voting “straight KBL”! >: D

      • carlcid

        Trolls employed by the administration are at it again.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Yep. Crying “troll” is a likely response from someone loss for word for a good comeback! >: D

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELGS2BPKJKG5PDWJAOOCF7K5KI Albert

    The only thing we know to be true without doubt is that these crony politicians and influential families who all benefited before, during and after EDSA will all lie through their teeth to protect their ill gotten wealth.

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

       Yes Albert because life was so good when you were raking peoples wealth only for the few elite cronies.
      As Enrile tried again and again to regain power with his RAM BOYS, he was never successful. God does not allow his people to be continually oppressed. Liberation comes at last and it sure is sweet to be free.

  • jesussaints

    Who cares who won the election? The fact remains Marcos was a better president than Cory. No disrespect and may her soul rest in peace but in my opinion Cory was the worst president.  

    • siJuanDalandan

      “Worst” in what sense?  My guess is that you prefer an authoritarian regime over a democratic one.  If that’s the case, that you would be right in that Marcos was the “better president.”  By the way, the freedom that you enjoy now in posting your opinion on issues, this would have been disallowed during the Marcos regime. You could get killed for expressing your opinion.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

        Let’s be realistic. We cannot do any posting like this during Marcos time? it’s because internet is not yet available. What makes you think it will be disallowed. Some people say Cory is a good president. in what sense. I never felt that way. If she is as good as some people say, how come coup after coup plagued her administration. If not the help of US probably she cannot even finish her term.

      • siJuanDalandan

        Well, Lovely, if you take what I said literally then that would be your conclusion…. But I do know it would be disallowed.  In fact, the Marcos government seized control of broadcasting corporations and put their loyal cronies in charge so that no view critical to the Marcos government could be aired.  

        Check what happened to Mapua student Archimedes Trajano in 1973.  All he did was to ask Imee Marcos during a public forum at the University of Santo Tomas why she became the national chair of Kabataan Barangay when there had been no election.  Immediately after that, Trajano was abducted.  A week later, his body was found. It bore unmistakable signs of torture.  But Trajano’s case is not the only one.  Do your research before you speak.  Learn your history.  

        With regard to the coup d’ etat during Cory Aquino’s time, all transitional democracy undergoes this process.  Factions from the former regime try to hold on to power and challenge the new government.  Check what happened to Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Venezuela, South Korea, Brazil, Haiti, Spain, Uganda, India, Pakistan… the list goes on and on.  But that is not an indication of the competence or incompetence of the new government or president.  In fact, one could even argue that because Cory Aquino survived all seven coup d’etat, that’s an indication of her resolve and strength as a leader.  Marcos fell with only one coup d’etat. Estrada was ousted with only one coup d’eta.  Di ba mas nakakabilib si Cory na nakalagpas sa pito?

      • elvisaya

        how about ung nagrally sa mendiola nuon na mga farmer na pinagbabaril di ba panahon ni cory un,,?? 

      • joshua kings

        is it not possible that it was the enemy of cory who did those?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

         is not possible also na tauhan di ni Cory ang mga iyon?

      • siJuanDalandan

        Totoo, panahon ni Cory noong nangyari yun. Ibig bang sabihin noon si Cory ang may kagagawan noong pamamaril?

        Panahon ni Bush noong nangyari yung pag-atake sa World Trade Center sa New York. Ibig bang sabihin noon si Bush ang may kagagawan noong pag-atake?

        Panahon ni Obama noong nangyari yung pamamaril sa mga preschooler sa Newtown, Connecticut.  Ibig bang sabihin noon si Obama ang may kagagawan noong pamamaril?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3RBN4KQCNKJZSDCCZOCM2HX3Y Lovely

         Verify the history of hacienda luisita. This is the legacy of Cory. The dollar exchange rate sky rocketed to P40+. About this guy Trajano, can u just blame Makoy for whatever happened to him. This is the problem here. It’s very easy to accused someone, if you are the one being accused you cry for persecution or human rights abuse. But for the president of the Philippines esp. Makoy, condemnation is right here and there. It’s not a matter of how many coup she survived. Its the leadership.  If Marcos listen to Ver do you think he will not survive that coup? You should be thankful to him because if not, if your one of those people at Edsa, you might not be in existence at this time.

      • siJuanDalandan

        Lovely, your question was how do I know that expressing one’s opinion during the Marcos regime would have been disallowed.  Hence, I cited the Trajano case in response.  It is not a bare accusation.  It is an actual case (do some research so you can educate yourself on this case).

        You mentioned Hacienda Luisita.  The Philippine Supreme Court has already resolved this. So that addresses your point.

        Regarding the coup d’etat, you were the one who first used it as an index on one’s caliber as a leader. When I pointed out that Marcos did not even survive one coup d’etat (as opposed to Aquino who survived seven), you now do a 180 and say that it does not matter?

        No, I am not thankful to Marcos. He knew that he could not do that even if he wanted to.  He knew he would have been prosecuted before an international tribunal.  So it was not an act of heroism, but an act of self-preservation.

        Do some research on history before you engage on debate in a forum like this.

      • joshua kings

        the coup d’etats were staged by those who are ambitious and greedy for power, to derail tita cory’s government, and make her not to succeed.
        they were aided by those who gained her confidence; that tobacco-chewing hypocrite used these coups to make him mabango to t.cory….and gave the putchists merely 30 push-ups for their recklessness which cost the country’s progress and development because these coups effectively set back economic recovery after marcos.  no foreign investor would touch the philippines…these are the traitors who until now are causing trouble for the country…and they are slowly creeping back to power using their ill-gotten wealth….which they stole from the filipino people.

      • Alex Alvarez

        so what freedom is good for you now if you have no jobs and you are wallowing in poverty? Our economy is worst than before, our electric one of the highest, thanks to your saint who mothballed the BNPP. Look at SABAH? thanks to your TRAITOR SEN. NINOY…

      • siJuanDalandan

        You might not have experienced Martial Law first hand so I do not blame for thinking that authoritarianism is better than a democratic government.  Bear in mind that we are a young democracy.  Even developed countries like the United Kingdom, France, and United States underwent upheavals before they got where they are now.  It takes time to reach economic progress.  Authoritarianism is not an option that I would take to get there.

      • joseph bautista

        But I prefer Singapore style, It is better no corrupt, country is clean, almost everyone has job,has housing! To think they don’t have democracy, after all all forms of government are not perfect!

      • siJuanDalandan

        That’s your choice and I’m okay with that.  Many Saudi Arabians feel the same way with their authoritarian government — so long as they have roof over their head and food on their table, they are happy with the Saudi monarchy.  

      • joseph bautista

        Exactly! What is the point of democratic government, If some people are begging, not much industry to sustain jobs and corruption still having field day, well perhaps the government have lessen it, but not completely iradicate it! Let us see for another decade, what will happen to this DEMOCRACY!

      • joshua kings

        the BNPP was not safe as it was built…..
        that’s the reason why it was mothballed….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWQAZPNGR7CKVJPEWH72BYZ4QA Jok

      how can a president who became part of restoring basic freedoms the worst president?

      naaaah!  …you fool!

      • Alex Alvarez

        where is your GG price? Weh bulag sa katotohanan…

    • Karabukov

      You are entitled to your wrong opinion.

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

    “an insult to the heroism of thousands of Filipinos who fought for the ouster of Marcos. A reminder to be vigilant against Marcos apologists who want to rewrite history and justify the crimes of the past”.. these thousands, as you said, mr palatino, remain poor. their intention why they ever help was to, at least, have a glimpse of some of the millions you pour to the coffer of the ‘left’ from your ‘pork’.. huh, mr palatino!

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

    If you were a Marcos crony everything was really good. But we should consider the general population. Had the yellow movement not liberated us from MARTIAL law or any dictator life would have been a slump.
    It was always good to be free. Not as an oppressor but as free citizen in a free country.

    • Alex Alvarez

      But most Filipinos were not actually free…….free of what? to slander your fellow Filipinos?

  • Touch_Me_, Nuts!

    Kung buhay lang si Cory, iboboto ko muli upang magkalokoloko na ang bayan na ito. Ang dami kasi dito ang ayaw gumamit ng reading glass eh. Nauuntog sa kakakapa… Pagka- nagalit suntok kaagad ang banat. Mabuti pa yong langgam alam lumihis kung kailangan. Nauuna ang ulo kasi.

  • bagombong

    Comparing our life during Marcos time and today, I still intend to live during Marcos time..life is quiet it only become unstable since this militant students under the help of political foe of Marcos start pushing student to go for a rally…matagal ng bakante ang bulsa nila sa mga mako-corrupt nila sa gobyerno kailangan kumilos na sila dahil matatanda na sila.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWQAZPNGR7CKVJPEWH72BYZ4QA Jok

      oh sure…life is quiet when there is none of it.  would you dare make noise (protest) as someone (dictator) tells you to be quiet with a cocked gun (martial law) to your head?

      • Alex Alvarez

        only the communist, activist (communist inspired students & professionals who wants power) speaks…………

    • $32901425

      Tama dun ka sa kapanhunan ni marcos. Either na human rights violator kas siguro nun or biktima ng torture o summary execution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000189574189 Manuel Biason

    osmena is talking as if he knows more about what happened than an insider like ongpin. kung umasta parang siya lang ang may alam!!K

    • Alex Alvarez

      Very well said.

  • aspirin200

    “Almost three decades on and he still doesn’t get it. The results of the
    snap election are irrelevant. No rigged and thoroughly corrupted polls
    could confer legitimacy on Marcos. The people had had enough of the
    dictatorship, so the people kicked them out,” said ACT Rep. Antonio
    Tinio

    Yes indeed. The people kicked them out but not thanks to you and the communists who boycotted the snap elections nor participated at Edsa. Thats why Tinio claimed that the result of the elections are irrelevant because they did not participate in it and wants to take away credit from heroes like Evelio Javier and many others, who sacrificed their lives to guard the ballot. Namfrel and majority of the people believed that Cory won in that election despite massive cheating by Marcos.

    Palatino and Tinio’s group did not even want to recognize the Cory government but realizing that they alienated the people by boycotting the elections and not participating in Edsa, settled with a demanded for power sharing in the early days after Marcos fled.

    Realizing that the communists cannot be trusted, Cory ignored them. Scorned, they used Bayan, KMU and KMP to stage rallies and instigated labor unrest leading to hundreds of strikes and business closure nationwide. The communist instigated strikes eventually led to the infamous Mendiola massacre. But one would wonder where was Jimmy Tadeo on that fateful day?

    These self righteous communists has taken advantage of the people’s hard won democracy and gotten themselves elected through the party list system while trying to destroy that very democracy via armed struggle. They even have the temerity to team Liza Masa and Satur Ocampo with Bongbong Marcos under Villar’s ticket last elections.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZILPBZ5SUI5V6C6HHSGM2D35BU Maximillian

    Before we get more alleged historical revisions, let’s have that commission or a body that will tackle the Martial Law period which will call a spade a spade. True accounting based on genuine documents…will help us get a clearer picture of what really transpired during that  period in our history.Magkaalaman na tayo at ilabas na ang lahat ng baho kanino man galing mapaMarcos, MapaAquino, mapaJoma o kung sino ka mang kampo…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAK477MX7KDU3CMHJ6PQM3VRAI Koneksyon

       won’t happen……………TOOOOOOOOOO MUCH TOOOOOOOOO MANY TOOOOOOOOOO GREAT TRUTHS at stake…..HINDI KAKAYANIN NG BITUKA HIGIT SA LAHAT NG UTAK NG LAHAT NG PILIPINO!!!!  well, except ME am sure coz i know the great truth…..and, it will not only REVISE HISTORY it will DEFINE THAT SI QUEZON EH SUPER PALPAK…….the “i would rather have the philippine run like…..”  chuva chuva ek ek……

      • Karabukov

        Be historical, not hysterical.

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

         Natumbok mo dre…

  • Alex Alvarez

    “What about the claim that there was really an ambush prior to proclamation? It’s a different tune from before,” Belmonte said, recalling Enrile’s claim during the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that Cory was the real winner in the snap election that month and that his ambush, which led to the proclamation of martial law in 1972, was staged.
    Do you think he will say the late Pres. Marcos really win and his ambushed were real? His coup d’tat plan to grab power from Pres. Marcos has been uncovered. Of course not! He already abandoned Marcos why would he declare Cory losses the SNAP ELECTION? There was no logic in it!

  • kilabot

    you want the truth? revise history to show: 
    1) aguinaldo ordered the murder of bonifacio; 
    2) politicians who collaborated with the japanese occupiers; 
    3) ninoy aquino expose led to jabidah massacre; slept with communists too; 
    4) mastermind of ninoy assasination; 
    5) politicians were not heroes of edsa 1; 
    6) noykapon sleeping with everyone of varying persuasions.

    • Karabukov

      “noykapon”? Why is it so easy to spot the name-callers who have axes to grind?

  • Eugene Carreon

    marcos cronies Get the F*CK OFF!

  • Roy Rosales

    look who is talking,a typical crony of the late dictator justifying everything marcos did!he has to wake up,from a rip van winkle sleep in a suspended animation and face realities of life.he has to be imprisoned immediately wjth the behest loans from dbp together with the first gentleman mike arroyo

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

    Enrile writes his book, ongpin made his story, then why are you questioning them, why not make your own book, or make your own story. And we will read it also if you have. Sabin nga , walang basagan ng trip.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAK477MX7KDU3CMHJ6PQM3VRAI Koneksyon

       bingo!!! most intelligent comment herein….. now i will write my own memoir na about 1972…..sakay ako sa trip, dude….

  • rolandtr

    Let them all speak..in the unbridled lies we will see the untramelled truth!

  • Adam_d_langgam

    i abhor the marcoses and their cronies.  up to now i still believe that these rascals were the vultures that cleaned the philippines to the bone.  in my own opinion they should not even be allowed to walk free and breathe the phil air.  but time and the bad experiences from the cory regime up to the present tempered the hatred a bit.  in trying to understand the marcoses, they also did something for the good of the country.  some of imelda’s follies are now being used by the republic.

    let the insiders speak.  i’m pretty sure that osmena and belmonte who were not around the marcoses have no basis to dispute ongpin.  those that used to be in the inner circles of the marcoses can debunk ongpin.

    and hey, is osmena the repository of truth?  was the movie about his and lopez’ escape from incarceration true?  christopher de leon and richard gomez portrayal of these “heroes” true?

    • speaksoftlylove

       Serge Osmena carries the blood of a traitor through his veins from his lolo who became the president of the Japanese Puppet Government. Walang bayaning magbubuhat ng sariling banko like what Osmena has been doing. Mga tao mismo ang bubuhat sayo. It’s a defense mechanism to hide the truth.

    • To_Be_Continued

      you like projecting your self as an intelligent person. You know nothing. You are a moron. only morons despise marcos yet be an avid fanatic of gma. tehy are both thieves, you idiot

  • Noel

    Many lawmakers today were still wearing short pants during Martial Law.  Other than hearing the fairy tales and biased opinions from their parents, they have no first hand knowledge about the whole thing.  Ongpin was physically there in Malacanang.  He personally interacted with Marcos and people in power then.  Many who are still living today that Enrile know what Ongpin narrated were true.  But since these guys played a role in the ouster of Marcos, they choose to be quiet.

    • marivon

       Dream on my brother. Ongpin was lying then and is lying now. Serge Osmena was in “shorts” during the martial law years? Maybe the next message from you is if given a chance Marcos could be the Lee Kuan Yew of the Philippines just like what Bong Bong Marcos used to say. Marcos was a dictator and no amount of revisionism can change that. I was old enough when these things you read in history books are headlines in the newspapers

      • Noel

        Wear your reading glass and read my post again.  I wrote “Many lawmakers today”.  Serge was old enough during Martial Law.  But others might not even born yet.  As for Marcos being always called a dictator, being dictator per se is not wrong.  Sometimes, you need a leader with iron fist to instill discipline.  And Filipinos lack discipline.

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

        I beg to disagree on the last sentence (Filipinos lack discipline), huwag mo namang lahatin.

        And if you so wish to be ruled by a dictator, China is so huge to start with… or North Korea for that same reason.

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Bagamat aminin natin ang napakalaking pagkakasala ng mga Marcos sa bayan ay tila masyado naman pinababango ang pangalan Aquino at mga kaalyado nito…

    Alalahanin din sana natin na pinabayaan ni Cory Aquino na magnakaw ang kanyang mga kaalyado nuon ito ay nanununkulan pa…Halos lahat ng kaibigan ng pamilya Aquino ay nakinabang sa mga naglalakihan kontrata ng gobyerno..Isa na dito ay ang pamilya ABOITIZ…kaya huwag din sanang baluktutin ang kasaysayan ng mga makadilaw…Parehas lang ang pamilya Marcos at Cojuangco-Aquino na nagpasasa sa kamangmangan ng BayAn!!!!

  • popeyee

    “Nothing noble about the use of police powers to suspend the law of supply and demand to cover up the plunder and gross mismanagement of the economy and keep the Filipino people in ignorance and misery,” Osmeña said.

    Mr. Osmena, the past and present politicians, including you, are still keeping the Filipino people ignorant and in misery, that’s the fact.

  • jahred

    these people is our past, present and future’  

    these people is the philippines history

    we owe them kung saan man tayo ngayon …

    ” at kasalukuyang kalagayan ng ating bayan ngayon ” 0(‘-‘)0

    • ApoNiLolo

      Which people are you referring to? I hope not Ongpin, Enrile and the rest of Marcos’ cabal!

      • jahred

        From Local To National

        From National To International

        From International To Professional  

        and From Professional To ” Rational And Irrational ” 0(‘-‘)0

      • ApoNiLolo

        “we owe them kung saan man tayo ngayon …”
        This statement suggest something positive. Generalizing your response is not only vague, it also implies you took the “neutral ground” with your answer. : )

        Not much in terms of “food for thought”, isn’t it? >: D

      • jahred

        If You Want To be A ” Irrational ”

        That will be your mirror 0(‘-‘)0.

      • ApoNiLolo

        Not much on making sense either. >: D

  • boi skater

    In Philippine politics, nobody ever does the mea culpa,
    nobody ever apologizes for any wrong doing, nobody ever admits culpability,
    nobody ever regrets anything, nobody ever surrenders to their conscience and
    confesses their sins, nobody ever feels guilty and nobody ever feels the need
    to ask for forgiveness. On the contrary, often they mount the most vehement denials
    and revisionist versions of themselves and events. They often take the truths
    and their secrets to their graves. In their twisted minds they’ve convinced themselves
    and their minions that they are faultless and all their actions were justified.
    The government has the duty to once and for all determine the facts from fallacies
    and educate its own people of the country’s history.

  • TheSmilingBandit

    It didn’t matter who won the ’86 elections because I can tell you who lost … the people of the Philippines still lost … we still have the same corrupt and venal politicians and their families exercising power and crafting laws that benefit only themselves and their backers.

  • joshua kings

    a reminder to all:
    “we shall all appear before the judgment seat of God…..
    “for it is written, every knee shall bend before me
    “and every tongue shall give praise to God.”

    one can lie, steal, cheat, corrupt with all one’s strength, and may escape culpability here on earth
    but one cannot escape the judgment of God.

    change your evil ways.

    repent and believe in the Gospel.

  • Lee Yu

    Compare 20years of Marcos regime a lot of projects, infrastructure, hospital and many more was built, peace and order was good we are the Tiger of Asia we are one of the richest country in the world. But in 26 years of  4 Presidents from Cory, Ramos, Erap, GMA, my ginawa ba ang 4 na ito, yeah merun pinahirap ang Pilipinas at pinadami ang mga corrupt na pulitiko and our became the Poorest country in the world. They said this the result of Martial Law, No. Masakit mang aminin but Cory had no leadership capability. She is a good woman laging nagdadasal but hanggang dasal lang siya walang action. Prayer without action is useless. Mag isip nga kayo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AF57IVWEAAKPM53UXZH6FZNLWM CarlosC

      Lee Yu, do you know how much those Marcos “projects” cost the country in foreign debt? During the 1980s, the Marcos racked up more than twenty billion US Dollars in debt, which if considered in today’s money is equivalent to about double. Marcos looted more than 10 Billion US Dollars from the national treasury and hid these in Swiss banks. In contrast Suharto of Indonesia stole more, 30 Billion US dollars, but these were invested or never taken out of Indonesia. It was during the time of Cory that the foreign debt of the Philippines was re-paid. So, don’t measure Marcos and Cory by their projects. Marcos plunged the country to unspeakable poverty while other Asian countries, like Singapore and Taiwan and South Korea grew by leaps and bounds, thanks to their leaders who are not corrupt! Please read your history.

      • Lee Yu

        Then you review, I think CarlosC only the one side of the story you know, I just want to put on mind of the Filipino people the reality, Take a look of the projects during the time of Marcos di pa ba sapat yun na ebedensiya na ang inutang ng ating bansa from the other countries ay my pinatunguhan if hindi hinayaan ni Cory na bumagsak ang ekonomiya hindi lumaki ang utang natin eh kasi nga pinabayaang bumagsak ang ekonomiya palitan ng Peso kontra Dolyar ay umabot ng 40.00 malamang ang sinasabi mong US$20 billion na utang natin ay umabot ng US$400 billion dahil hinayaang bumagsak ang ekonomiya if magaling talaga ang government ni Cory eh bakit bumagsak ekonomiya natin, samantalang pagpalit niya kay Marcos our economy is very strong. Mahirap kasi talaga tanggapin na pinaglalaban ng mga Filipino noon na Ina ng Demokrasya??? ay walang nagawa sa bansa kundi pinahirap niya ito.

      • HoyGago

        GDP Growth rate
        1984 = -7.32 %
        1985 = -7.31 %
        1986 = 3.42 %
        1987 = 4.31 %
        1988 = 6.75 %

      • Mark Gersava

        Bakit kasi from 1980 GDP lang post nyo ipakita nyo that time nagsimula mambolabog mga salot sa government Cory , Here’s the figure during 1972=5.4, 1973, 5.4, 1974=8.9, 1975 5.6, 1976=5.6, 1977=8.8, 1978= 5.6, 1979= 5.2. Hwag kasi tayong bias sa information na ikinakalat natin kasi masakit talaga tanggapin an ang sinoportahan ng mga taga Maynila na Presidente daw ay siyang nagpahirap sa ating bansa. Pasalamat na lang tayo bumabawi ang anak ngayun sa mga pagkakamaling nagawa ng kanyang ina.

      • HoyGago

        You can easily explain the GDP spike in the 70’s sa increased spending ni Marcos funded through foreign loans – the same bloated, misappropriated loans that the Aquino administration had to plough through and pay for.

        The 1986 to 1991 GDP growth occurred during a period of intense destabilization by coup plotters, so kung ang argument mo ay bumagsak sa NEGATIVE 7.32% ang GDP kay Marcos solely because of destabilization, then why did GDP contract only half a percent nung time na abot ang destab kay Cory?

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

        Last term lang ni Makoy yung presented, nasa martial law ka at walang enough basis of legitimacy yung data before 1980… Besides, those were the time Makoy was swiping the credit cards (loans),,,  alam mo na kapag nag-shoshoping ka masarap buhay, kauutang mo lang, GDP will naturally spike. The pain comes when the bill started piling up (early 80s). And like Arroyo who also borrowed a lot in her mid-term. Both failed to realize the sustainability of their excessive loans… They did not bother about the Debt-GDP ratio.So you analize their 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. Yung 2010 kc split contribution pa yan with Arroyo. But looking at
        other indications like debt-service ratio and debt-GDP ratio, Arroyo and Pnoy had already trimmed these down to 1980 level.

        Please be objective in comments rather than accusing people of bias…. obviously na obvios ka kung kanino ka panig… As mentioned in my earlier Blogs, personally I only respected Ramos as President…

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

        LeeYu, i don;t know where are you getting your info…  But 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

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

        (NOTE: Transitional year must be credited between Presidents (June transition), except 1986 and 2001, as new presidents installed beginning of the year.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

         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

        No questions about the figures. The Marcos govt must be congratulated for the hard work they put to arrest the complete collapse of the economy. During the height of activism the economy was ssoooo down in Manila. But no matter how hard they worked still it was soooooooooo easy for those wanting to bring down the economy to destroy what was good. Partly, we are paying for it now … hahahahaha!!!

      • $44545315

        Indeed. I salute Virata, Ongpin, the economic minds who helped keep our beloved country afloat despite the constant undermining by leftist and oligarchic elements. We should build statues for these people.

  • virgoyap

    Ongpin was one of the hungry boys who during the Marcos Rule got the lion’s share. No wonder.

  • Francisco Wenceslao

    Roberto Ongpin is what can be called doble-cara. He benefited at the peak of Marcos dictatorial regime and when he fell from power at the same time. Ongpin has yet to explain where did his capital come from he brought home and invested in acquiring several profitable corporations or at least a big stake in them.

    Added to the charges for which Ongpin is now on trial at the Sandiganbayan, the DOJ and Ombudsman should ask the BIR to conduct forensic audit wherefrom and how Ongpin acquired his assets to be among the 10 richest Filipinos according to Forbes Magazine.

    Could they be from “a process or series of actions through which income of illegal origin is concealed, disguised, or made to appear legitimate (Main objective); and to evde detection, prosecution, seizure, and taxation.” (USDOJ definition of illicit assets from the proceeds of corruption).

        

  • padrefaura

    everybody is entitled to his/her story. let ongping have his story, its his right. 

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

    it might be true or false depending of on your belief  and of course what side your on to that’s why instead of the usual crap that’s being rammed on our throats, it’s kind of refreshing to have a new set of dishes.

    panahon na para iba naman ang pulutanin.

  • yonoh

    hahahahaha si ongpin kasabwat nya si marcos ang naglabas lahat ng ninakaw nila na pera ng pilipinas doon dinaan sa bonondo central bank……………tapos nagmamalinis sya……………..baket di nakasuhan yan……………

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

    kung magsalita itong si serge parang walang ring ginawang revision,

    ihas man kang dako.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    “These are matters of history. It’s amazing that Ongpin is making these claims only now,” said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

    So ano ang iniexpect ni Belmonte … na noon pa dapat sinabi ni Ongpin ang mga pinagsasabi niya? Understand the guy … everybody was in a survival mode then … Ongpin survived it … siguro ngayun … iniisip niya na wala ng mawawala sa kanya kung ibunyag niya ang mga dapat malaman ng taong bayan … !!!!!

    • Lee Yu

       Tumpak ka Tower kasi yun ang katotohanan, kung inamin agad ni Ongpin during the time of Cory im sure matagal na sa hukay si Ongpin if ginawa niya yun.

  • Drillon Recto

    It would really be historical to write about the Marcos rule as part of the education system so that the new generations would learn from it. But it should be written objectively with the sole purpose of educating and should not be written by people who would only glorify their experience of the Marcos years.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

    Extra ordinary situation calls for extra ordinary measures … the so called Binondo Central bank was a measure required at that time to plug the hemorrhage caused by people who were trying all means to bring down the economy. That was not just a window dressing … that was a brilliant idea!!!!

    But of course that was then … Ongpin still has to answer the latest accusations about his behst loans …. hahahaha!!!!

  • magiting78

    Hahaha takot c Osmena na mabuko ang kabuktuan nila….Ayaw mabunyag ang totoong nangyari, ayaw malaman nang sambayanan na ang Pamilya nya ay mga ilitistang haciendero na pinatiklop ni Marcos, binunot ang kanilang pangil…ngaun muli silang namamayagpag.

  • Lee Yu

    Before the revolution, Enrile ay tuta ni Imelda, February 22 on the day of revolution and the day  Marcos signed the agreement that Imelda will be out in a politics at di na makikialam sa pamumuno sa bansa, when Enrile know that Marcos signed that agreement he went to a radio to announce a revolution against Marcos kasi if hindi niya ginawa yun siguradong patalsikin siya ni Marcos from his position. Utak ang ginamit ni Enrile para maging hero daw siya the fact na merun siyang personal interest.

  • Janch

    Sos!  After Enrile, eto pa ang isa.  Pilit na pinapabango ang sarili at ang rehimeng Marcos.  Kesyo may dahilan ang kanilang paninilbihan sa dictador.  E hangang ngayon hindi naman sila nagbabago.  May katarantaduhan pa rin. O ayan, may kasong hinaharap.  Behest loan naman ngayon.

  • Pitbulldog

    I am just reminded of a convicted ranking Washington official who once said  he never doubted that Jesus Christ existed  and the resurrection is true.   It was in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal when Nixon’s  trusted men so easily yielded to pressures and betrayed him.  They just cannot keep among themselves their pledge to keep their secrets but came out to divulge whatever they know about it.  (The movie All the President’s Men says it all). He said “How could he ever doubt that Jesus lived and the resurrection is true when you have all these 12 disciples, human beings who professed to its truth, stood firm on that lie – if indeed it is – before extreme presssures, punishments and severe torture – and kept that alleged lie with them until their death.  Now here you have the president’s trusted men, pledged with their lives to keep their secrets to themselves, but cannot stick to it in a matter of weeks.  Ponder on it and relate it to the resolve of those people who served under Marcos and knows the man better than these wiser men daw.  After decades, they still have that courage to speak kindly about the person knowing that many people would criticize him for saying that.  They only want to hear a different tune about the man.  Di ba mas kapani-paniwala ang mga yan keasa sa mga puro panghahabi ng pantasya at ilusyon ng iba tulad ni P-noy et al na ang kasinungalingan ay di tumatagal at nabubuking din?  I am not saying that Marcos is a saint here, stupid yellows.

    • tarikan

      Long live Marcos and it’s martial law legacy! The Marcos loot, it is a myth. Look at his heirs, they are as poor as rats or they smell like rats? Back to power because people (especially their fellow Ilokaoks who benefited from his rule) love them. BongBong said that had his father lived a little longer with his martial rule the Philippines would be a lot better than Singapore today. Hallucination galore! Long live Imelda and her children.

      • Pitbulldog

        Alam mo Tarikan, di lahat ng totoo sa tingin mo ay talagang totoo dahil ba komo galing yan sa mga mas pinaniniwalaan mo…..Di lahat sa mga patungkol kay Macoy ay masama at di lahat na patungkol kay Ninoy o P-noy ay mabuti….

      • tarikan

        Sinabi ko bang lahat ng bagay tungkol kay Marcos masama? Of course hindi lahat ay masama. Ang masama laang ay yung nakaw nila, yung killing fields, enforced disappearances, crony economy, crony corruption, coco levy funds disappearance, Imelda’s stupendous hording of jewelries not to mention designer gowns & shoes and condos/buildings abroad, Apo Ferdie’s womanizing (pwede nang pagbigyan), part ownership in Lucio Tan’s empire (laway laang ang puhunan), etc. at marami pang iba Pre.

    • AllaMo

      ROTF LMFAO. Man, you’re stupid. And, you would peddle your dumbest lemma to others. Drop dead, like your idol.LOL.

      • Pitbulldog

        Bwahahaha, nanilaw lalo ang yellow.  Di ko sinabi na mali silang mga oppose nang oppose noon.  Don’t you know that Marcos could have been one of the best presidents this country ever had?  His 2 terms in office brought economic progress to the country.  He should have left right after his second term had he been serious to keep his legacy intact.  His only undoing is that he tried to perpetuate his hold on power. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  Yon lang ang pagkakamali ni Macoy.  Kung ikumpara mo yong 2 terms niya before Martial Law, sisiw ang mga termino ng mga sumunod sa kanya, pagsamahin mo pa ang mga yon, isama mo dyan ang walang ka-kwenta kwentang gobyerno ni P-noy. 

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

      Kumakahol ka lang kumakahol akala mo bulldog ka nga, pilit mong pinapapaniwalang hindi ka surot.

      • Pitbulldog

        Ding, minsan naman gamitin mo common sense mo.  Di komo nabibighani ka sa isang tao, ay do mo na pagaganahin ang utak mo.  He he, solid dilaw kasi ikaw…

  • http://twitter.com/whipnsaddle Bastonero

    Ano ba alam nitong Palatinong ito sa nangyari noon, eh! parang nangangalap lang ng tsismis ito, supot pa ito noong panahong iyon ah!

    • popeyee

      Sa palagay mo di na sya supot ngayon?

  • edmanuel

    E ano ba naman ang history, ginawa lang ng tao yan at walang garantiya na hindi ito panig sa kaninuman. Ang totoo, pare-pareho lang namang masisiba sa kapangyarihan at kayamanan ang mga namumuno sa atin, mapa-dilaw, mapa-pula, mapa-puti, at kung anu-ano pang mapa-kulay.  Kung hindi ba naman, e di sana matagal na tayong asensado.

  • Albert Einstien

    tama naman si ongpin tugma sa TRUE HISTORY ng RP… maliban lang don sa sinigawan nya si marcos…je je

    • speaksoftlylove

       Baka naman totoo. Marami ng sakit si Marcos noon, baka nabibingi na kaya kailangan sigawan.

    • AllaMo

      LOL.

  • JasonBieber

    What’s sad is that although the Philippines is a democracy…corruption in the government still exists. The powerful still abuse their power. The rich only get richer. And the poor masses still suffer and get ignored.

    It’s true that the Philippines is better now than during the Martial law years. But improvement still gets stifled because those in power put themselves as priority over the people. Certainly an argument can be made that not all those in power…but there are enough.

  • d dudley

    Kahit na ano’ng mangyari, Marcos pa rin kami
    Kahit na ano’ng mauso, Marcos pa rin tayo
    Kahit na anong mangyari, tayong lahat ay magkakampi…

    Marcos pa rin!

    • sakinlang

      Ngek!

    • ernievictory

      Ikaw lang . Ugok ka kasi….

      • d dudley

        I will not engage your idiocy. Sorry.

      • d dudley

        I will not engage your idiocy, Ernie boy. Go soak your head.

    • Karabukov

      Lincoln was right:

      You can fool all of the people some of the time
      You (Marcos) can fool some of the people (dudley) ALL of the time
      But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

      • $44545315

        You have been fooled by the greatest scam played on the Filipino people: EDSA.

      • Karabukov

        You must have been on the wrong side and is still crying over it.

      • $44545315

        No, not really. Thank you for your concern. I’m sorry you fell for the yellow propaganda. I really am.

      • Karabukov

        I’ve said it before (see above) and I’ll say it again:

        Lincoln was right:

        You can fool all of the people some of the time
        You (Marcos) can fool some of the people (idle) ALL of the time
        But you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

        Wake your mind up, while you’re still alive, idle, you can still change ALL of the time to SOME of the time.

        You need only open your eyes and your mind. No propaganda needed. Then, you can change your name to ActiveMind!

      • Pitbulldog

        Parang patungkol kay Obama yan, Brod, di kay Macoy… 

  • tcbernardo

    Kung di natin kayang mag-English ng tuwid, pwede ba Tagalogin na lang natin?

  • MikeCrisologo

    after the so called ouster of Marcos there was a prediction ( i think  from a  foreigner ) that^ Marcos will be great again ^. now I think the truth is slowly surfacing . Hay naku PILIPINAS kailan ka kaya mababago .

    • Karabukov

      “so called ouster”? What was it otherwise?

      “Marcos will be great again?” How can that be when he was never great to begin with? I can concede that he could have been great. It was not to be. He seized absolute power that corrupted him absolutely. You can keep hoping but you’d be better off winning the lottery.

      • $44545315

        The upwelling of nostalgia for the Marcos era and its subsequent rehabilitation is a reality of today. Because of the vagabonds that seized power after him that plunged the country into the sorry state that it was in.

        On your first question, there would have been no so-called “ouster” if Marcos did not sacrifice his position for the better of the country.

      • Karabukov

        rehabilitate

        Restore (someone) to health or normal life by training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness.
         
        Restore (someone) to former privileges or reputation after a period of critical or official disfavor.

        And idlemind, thank you for pointing out that Marcos had to sacrifice his position for the better [sic] of the country. The fact though, is that it was too late to make it a gesture of sacrifice. He was already ousted by the people. If, in your delusion you want to paint a better picture of what happened I’ll leave you be. Write your own revision as Enrile did. 

  • KarloSilverioSevilla

    Hay naku! Ongpin’s myths take off from Enrile’s flip-flopping account of his “ambush”…If I believe in reincarnation, and in light of his changing positions on his “ambush,” I’d assume that in his past life, the good senator was the original author of the Kama Sutra.

  • MikeCrisologo

    Those who are around 30-35 yrs. old now . i can say , you dont know anything about marcos time coz you are still sucking from your mothers nipple during those times . and thatyou cannot compare which is which BEFORE AND THE PRESENT TIME . you are most likely depending your opinion of what you read in the Newspaper and TV which according to my friend assessment , Newspapers and TV^s is – 75% commercials ,24% lies , 1% truth. lol!

    • d dudley

      Those yellow idiots can never get over the fact that Marcos was the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

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

        These are the yard-stick of President’s performances, be the judge:

        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

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

        (NOTE: Transitional year must be credited between Presidents (June transition), except 1986 and 2001, as new presidents installed beginning of the year.

  • maysayako

    dapat ilibing na sa libingan ng mga bayani si marcos! isama na rin at ilibing ng buhay sina imelda, imee at bongbong! pati itong si ongpin! isama na rin ang mga gunggung na mga marcos loyalist!

    • $44545315

      sama mo na rin sarili mo

  • d dudley

    Ferdinand E. Marcos: A Real Filipino Hero.

    • AllaMo

      LOL. Gaggo!

      • $44545315

        Gagu ka rin.

  • sakinlang

    Marcos – Hitler! Diktador! Tuta! Makibaka, huwag matakot!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

       DICTATOR PINALAYAS >>> PINALITAN NG NADIDIKTAHAN >>>> YUNG MGA DUMIDIKTA SA KANYA GUMAWA NG CONSTITUTION NA IDINIKTA SA KANILA NG MGA CORRUPT NA POLITIKO AT MGA OLIGARCHS >>> KAWAWANG MGA TAONG BAYAN!!!!

  • d dudley

    Marcos – The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

    • ernievictory

      …yeah you are right . Marcos , the best ….plunderer in the Philippine history !

      • d dudley

        The idiocy of your argument is astounding, Ernie. Typical of a yellow knucklehead.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y6NDRGGX6M5R2GSJMKBBOAKOFU Noel

        THE BEST IN CORRUPTION..YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER

      • d dudley

        KBL 4 Life.

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

        … may sayad.

      • $44545315

        ka.

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

        the rubbish loyalty of your blind coconut  is unbelievable for a selfish pilipino.

      • $44545315

        you self righteous POS. the man has a point.

    • AllaMo

      ROTF LMFAO! The best corruptor of Philippines’ society. And, ever will be. See, dead and he even got to you.

    • Irene Wong

       Correct ka diya!!!!!

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

      Lakay… dabest in the north kananaman eh. Nakarating ka din ba sa hawaii da best in da west?

    • $44545315

      Agreed. Ferdinand E. Marcos alone was a great man.

  • avmphil

    I was not born here, but had witnessed a great number of improvements that sprung during his rule over social structures not only for Illocanos, but also to all Filipinos and to most corners of this nation. One will have to admit, how he kept at bay the warring factions between the right, the left and the NPA. Some will even argue the containing ills of this nation are the result of his bad legacy of rule. Let’s face the fact, it’s 26 odd years after he left the scene, that’s a generation of Filipinos. Why the system is still in the knot?

    Surely if there was total unity in every aspect across the country, the Philippines today would have overcome that period of uncertainty and stand tall even within ASEAN. One we have to learn fast. Never take anything for granted and stop pointing all failures on the other. As a democrat, put the right man for the job, not actors, singers, evangelist and soothsayers. Yes we had the best brain, a Harvard trained and where did the system go after that? When you bring in a street-elected person into Malacanang even heaven can’t forgive the nation. 

    • AllaMo

      You fail to mention that marcos was brilliant, before he allowed selfish greed to become his preciousss.

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

      But which is worse a street elected person or a self proclaimed ruler-dictator?

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

    Why are these people: Bongbong Marcos, Imelda and Robert Ongpin still enjoying the money that were taken from our country?

    Are we this helpless?

    Ilocos, pwede ba, pumili naman kayo ng maayos ayos na lider dyan. Hindi yung puro sapatos ang mukha. Marami namang magaling dyan a. 

    • speaksoftlylove

       Because these people had established big reputable businesses and you, YellowVultures had either invested on their businesses or had became silent partners.

      Take it with a grain of salt and open your eyes. If you despise Imleda, Bongbong, Enrile, and Ongpin why should you left behind Danding Cojuangco when his business conglomerate rose to unprecedented heights during the Marcos Administration? See how selective you YellowVultures are?

      • AllaMo

        ROTF LMFAO! And, you are a nit on the vulture’s balls.

      • $44545315

        You sound like a nit on mine. Go soak your head.

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

        I despise everyone who robs this country, spitfire. Danding is no exception or the romualdezes or the singsons.

        Point taken, people who support change and transparency are not blind to this issues. Are you not a consumer of this conglomerates? 

        Dont hate yellow because it represents the desire to clean this country from your revered robbers. Yellow is not the president or his family.

        Yellow stands for the people who were triumphant in EDSA and who are still seeking reforms in our government. You can call them anything you want.

        It was yellow who gave this country freedom back to the people.

      • $44545315

        Right. How “heroic” of yellow to do that. Which subsequently plunged us into more chaos.

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

        Tell me, what chaos? Cory inherited the mess of Marcos and restored democracy and your present freedom to comment on Inquirer. Pnoy inherited the plundered government of GMA.

        What chaos? 

      • $44545315

        The same chaos we are still in today.

        The same mess Ramos inherited from Cory, Erap from Ramos, GMA from Erap, and Noynoy from GMA.

        You cannot be short-sighted enough to put all the blame on just one person. It’s too easy. But then the yellow knuckleheads tend to do that all the time.

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

        An idle mind is a devil’s playground. Just a reminder. You lost hope in this country, kabayan. Di kita masisi, binoto mo mga yun.

      • $44545315

        On the contrary, it all went downhill from ’86. As a form of protest, I will vote for those who haven’t had a chance to vote. Let’s agree to disagree. ’86 was largely a mistake, let’s get over the fact that it was, and respect the contributions of Marcos to Philippine society, for better and for worse.

      • NinjaMan

        i know you voted for FPJ, franzing perding. why? because people like you base your votes on name retention, not the achievements. that’s why you will vote for bam aquino, whom you never knew existed 5 months ago, and for risa hontiveros, because her sash keeps appearing in your mind when you play with yourself, and so on and so forth. LOL

      • $44545315

        Watch these arrogant, self-righteous yellow knuckleheads vote for a BUM in the senate. And they wonder “What Chaos?”. What has BUM done except ride on his surname?

      • NinjaMan

         don’t forget the cojuangcos.

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        spitfire sounds a sour vulture.  you enjoyed years of carcass a plenty of poor Filipinos.  you bloated yourself from carcass of Filipinos dying of malnutritions and hunger. don’t be too sour, you have to wait for your turn.

  • w33k3nd3r

    He was a dictator who oppressed the people PERIOD. The only God forsaken reason his wife, kids and other lackeys are still in power are because of those imbecile fanatic Ilocanos who think that the good he did for Ilocos is enough reason to make him a hero. HE’S NOT! Okinam!

  • AllaMo

    The best way to prevent anymore revisionism of history is by hanging all these crooks, that benefited from the marcos-enrile dictatorship, from the nearest tree.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AND7MQ5FERICDOIAUW56RYT45A tower_of_power

       We don’t do that in a democracy … wasn’t that the cry before … na ibalik ang democrasya? Kaya nga si Nancy Binay nuong tinanong kung ano ang qualification … ang tatay sumagot “anak ko sya” (may reklamo ka?) hahahaha … that is what has become of democracy as you envisioned!!! Relish it my friend!!!

  • Komen To

    You politicians are all talks. Why don’t you put these so called Martial Law architects behind bars if you have the evidences. You cannot write history if you do not have the balls

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    And who do you think did this?  Who bankcrupted the Philippine Treasury and send it to Swiss banks?  Mr. Ongpin did you help in hiding the loot?

    “The whole concept was discipline. We had no money to defend the peso. The only thing we had was moral suasion, or immoral suasion,” Ongpin 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.”

    EDSA 86 must be included in the Philippine History.  Arroyo, Estrada must be in history as well as the plunderers.

  • $44545315

    There is little doubt that Ferdinand E. Marcos truly was the greatest, most brilliant and most capable president we ever had. It is a shame that he trusted scoundrels and vagabonds such as Enrile and Ramos too much.

    Not to mention those detractors who have been brainwashed and fell for the yellow propaganda hook, line and sinker.

    If anything, they should charge those responsible for the mess in ’86 for treason, which plunged our beloved country into chaos under the guise of “restoring freedom”.

  • Pepe Smith

    Ongpin’s revelation about the snap election is not new, especially for people living in rural areas. Marcos won by landslide in small town and barrios because they appreciated the government’s programs that benifited the poor people. Now people who supported Cory are crying foul about Onhpin’s recollection of events as he saw it personally. Of course they will, all of them lived in their comfortable air-conditioned homes located in Metro Manila. Most if not all, has most likely not even stepped on muddy soils that probinsyanos walked on everyday. Our province in Southern Mindanao was one of the most neglected area before Marcos. Marcos gave us concrete roads, electricity and irrigation sytem. What has the other administration done to us, this includes Cory?

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

      Your conscience knows the answer…I believe it is honest.

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