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…”