Millenials tackle the 1972-81 Martial law from a former official of Cory Aquino - The Daily Sentry

Tuesday, June 12, 2018



Millenials tackle the 1972-81 Martial law from a former official of Cory Aquino



In an interview with Herman "Ka Mentong" Tiu Laurel, a curious 'millennial' asks what really happened during the Martial law and clarifies facts and exaggerations during that period. 
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"Gusto ko rin malaman [sa inyo] from you sir kung ano po yung dapat naming alam o ano pa ang di namin nalaman during the history of Marcos and Martial law", the millennial said. 

Herman "Ka Mentong" Tiu Laurel is a broadcast journalist. He is a former columnist of Daily Tribune and OpinYon, as well as the host of Talk News TV with Herman Tiu. He was also the former Administrator of the Philippine Refugee Processing Center during the administration of Corazon C. Aquino.
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Laurel says that he had been in close quarters meetings with Jerry Roxas and Jovito Salonga discussing the Plaza Miranda bombing.

"Ganito pala sa usapan nitong mga oposisyon kay Marcos lumalabas nakikita ko ang totoo", Laurel said. 

Talking about the details of Plaza Miranda bombing that occurred during a political campaign rally of the Liberal Party that killed 9 people and 95 injured, Laurel stated that according to Jovito Salonga, it was a strategic plan of Joma Sison with the help of mainstream media to put the blame on Marcos. He then later supported his claim as Salonga has stated it in his book published in 1990's. The opposition would later use this event as a thriving force to the masses in rallies but later in the years clear up that they were not sure if it was Marcos behind it. 
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"Eventually Salonga in his book in the 1990s na sinabi niya sa libro sina Joma Sison ang may gawa nito and it was a brilliant move ang galing talaga tapos supported ng mainstream media Si Marcos yan..", Laurel said. 

Laurel also iterated that oligarchs controlled mainstream and news that was given out to the public were tilted with the point of view of American historians and the personal benefits of these oligarchs.
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"The Chronicle was then owned by the Sorianos, the Herald was owned by the Lopez. The oligarchs owned the mainstream media", Laurel added.

He then continued with stating the endeavors of Marcos during that time that was beneficial for the country like claims to the Sabah islands, textiles, car manufacturing, closing ties with the US, and a lot more. 

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Source: Atty. Larry Gadon