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Young Filipinos who believed that Martial Law was good for the Philippines should not be blamed for their wrong impression of one of the darkest moments in the country’s history.
In the PressRoom podcast Senatorial candidate and former Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares said that youth these days are confused, and we should not blame them because they believed that Martial Law was the key to a better country and that the youth only wanted what was good for the Philippines.
“Ang main narrative kasi nila ang ganda ganda nung Martial Law, ang ganda ganda nung ginawa kung hindi lang ito nasira edi sana umunlad na tayo. Syempre yung mga kabataan naman gusto ng pag-unlad kaya madaling nakumbinse na baka nga Martial Law ang solusyon,” said Colmenares
The senatorial aspirant pins the blame on the government for “refusing” to educate the youth about the horrors of the Marcos regime. He believes that young Filipinos can still be taught about the truth behind Martial Law since they are open-minded.
“Well sa akin hindi yan kasalanan ng kabataan eh, in the first place hindi naman talaga tinuro ng gobyerno ang nangyari nung Martial Law unlike Germany for example where they taught next generations of Germans about what happened during the holocaust, what did the Nazis do during World War 2. The Philippine government did not fail, the Philippine government refused to teach the young about Martial Law,” said the former lawmaker
“In fact dapat yung attitude natin lahat dun sa kanila ay paliwanagan sila because I’m sure they’re open-minded naman eh they just want something better siguro,” he added.
Colmenares filed his certificate of candidacy for senator last Oct. 7 to run for senator in the upcoming 2022 elections. He was only 18 years old when, while working as a youth organizer in Cagayan Valley in 1983, he was arrested by the military and charged with ‘rebellion.’ He was jailed and tortured in captivity for four years.– Jack Russel R. Ramos