By Nikko Dizon
An eye for an eye. President Aquino on Sunday admitted that he had thought of exacting revenge on the dictator Ferdinand Marcos after his father, former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., was assassinated on his return to Manila on Aug. 21, 1983, after three years of self-exile in the United States.
By Miguel C. Suarez
There was something surreal about the last day of Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 20-year rule. The economy in shambles, his government in total collapse, much of the Armed Forces in mutiny, his palace in disarray and abandoned by most of his Cabinet, Marcos cut a pathetic figure that Tuesday 28 years ago today.
By Leila B. Salaverria
So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.
By Edna E. Diño
At the 1977 University of the Philippines (UP) Law Alumni Association homecoming, with the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos as guest speaker, Eduardo U. Escueta, president of Class 1972, told his fellow alumnus, “Mr. President, the class that made martial law necessary…”