Marcos as the best president of the Philippines?

One time I wonder why I saw a Facebook post saying that the best president of the Philippines is Ferdinand Marcos. Really? Talaga lang ha?

For the record, I was not yet born during his lifetime. He died in Hawaii, right? If my sense of history is correct, when Marcos died, it was the year when they tore down the Berlin wall; we just had our new constitution implemented for two years; it was a time of rebuilding the nation from his ugly dictatorship.

Yes, I get irritated that I want to hit the unlike button (which is non-existent in FB) and even unfriend the person. Why do they think like that? Erase. Wrong question. Try again. Another one: How are they able to acquire these kind of erroneous mentality? I got a feeling that someone is responsible in spreading this misinformed history about Marcos. Somebody might be rewriting the past with some propaganda. Is it the Marcos loyalists or the Marcoses themselves? Am I just paranoid or what?

(As I am writing here, I saw a post against a local musician who is an anti-Marcos. There must be really a cunning propaganda lurking behind the shadows, huh? Or… just a bunch of people who idolizes the Marcoses)

Dear friends, I really love our country no matter how flawed she is. I can’t accept this trickery. Let us remember what our heroes fought for in exchange for freedom and democracy we are enjoying right now. Think about Ninoy Aquino or the many unnamed victims who are supposed to be living with us right now if not for Marcos and his Martial Law. There’s no need to mention them all; just read our recent Philippine history. Did they all suffer in vain?

I repeat: Remember.

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3 thoughts on “Marcos as the best president of the Philippines?

  1. I feel your exasperation, kapatid! Dumadami talaga ang mga pro-Marcos “revisionists” na naglipana online. Hindi ko rin alam kung ito ba ay sadya (as in organized yung kampanya to whitewash history para lumabas na napaka-galing nung panahon ni Marcos), or marami lang talaga tayong mga kababayan na nagbubulag-bulagan. Kahit ano pa ang sabihin nila hindi mabubura ang alaala ng Martial Law, ng bilyones na ninakaw nilang mag-asawa at nga kanilang mga cronies.

  2. hellowie, Kuya Allen… salamat sa visit. hope you are well.

    hmn, Pres. Marcos was brilliant, I would say that… the best president the country ever had? di ko alam. di siguro… despotism – pagpatay ng mga nag-o-oppose, pag-corner ng businesses, pagkontrol sa halos lahat ng institusyon… mahirap sabihing tama lahat iyan or justified.

    ito lang muna. some other tiime to dugtungan. kaway-kaway… 🙂

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