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LP to Imee Marcos: Apologize first before we move on

/ 03:00 PM August 22, 2018
Imee Marcos

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos (Photo by RICHARD A. REYES / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Apologize and express remorse first before we talk about moving on.

The Liberal Party (LP) said this on Wednesday denouncing the call of Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to “move on” from the issue of feud between her family and the Aquinos.

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The former ruling party insisted that it was never an issue between the two political clans but rather an issue between the Marcoses and the Philippines.

“It was never just an issue between the Marcoses and the Aquinos. More than anything, it was an issue between the Marcoses and the entire nation that suffered immensely from the abuses, the greed, and the oppressive and tyrannical rule of Marcos the dictator,” Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, LP president, said in a statement.

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The party also asked the eldest daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos how the victims of human rights violation during her father’s martial rule will move on “when there is not remorse, not any act of atonement, not acceptance and recognition of wrongdoing on their part?”

“How can the Filipino people move on when the Marcos family continue to deny the billions of dollars in unexplained wealth that ran our economy to the ground and earned the late dictator the title world’s greatest thief?” it noted.

The LP further asked the Marcos family to express deep remorse just like what the Japanese Emperor did in 2016, when he apologized for the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines during the World War II.

“The Marcos family should return what they plundered to the country. The Marcos family should stop using this same unexplained wealth to lie and rewrite history. When these happen, then we can all talk about and consider moving on,” it added. /je

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