Lito Atienza Claims Marcos Siblings Have “Selective Memory” Amid Father’s Regime
House Deputy Speaker at Buhay party-list Representative Lito Atienza said that the Marcos siblings have “selective memory” during their father’s regime.
Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. and his sister Senator Imee Marcos, according to Atienza, have a selective memory when it comes to the recollection of martial law. Atienza even claimed that during his father’s reign, young Bongbong was still wearing a fatigue outfit.
“Anong sinasabi mong hindi alam? Naka-fatigue uniform ka pa noon eh. You were ready to do battle. Have you forgotten that?” Atienza asked.
“I think they have a selective memory. All they remember is the good times of Martial law,” he added.
He went on to say that the siblings should recognize the hardship of millions of Filipinos throughout their father’s 20-year presidency. The Marcos siblings, he claims, have benefited from it, while the Filipino people have suffered as a result of their rule. Marcos Jr. must also acknowledge that he will not follow in his father’s footsteps.
“Oo nag-enjoy kayo noon, pero ang masang Pilipino, pinaghirap ng pamamahala ng isang tao: Ferdinand Edralin Marcos,” added Atienza, Senator Manny Pacquiao’s running mate.
“I don’t want them back in Malacañang without even admitting, ‘Hindi ko na gagawin yung mga nangyari noong martial law.’ He can easily say, ‘I did not participate in those tortures and if I become president I will never commit the same,” Atienza added.
Sen. Imee’s comment that “Martial Law” was a million years ago did not sit well with Atienza. He said that it was only recent history, and that they had been distorting history with their money.
It’s known as historical revisionism, according to him. He went on to say that while he has forgiven Mr. Marcos for what occurred, he will never forget the nightmare that occurred under his reign. Atienza said that it was impossible for him to modify his mind about martial law because he had experienced its violence firsthand.
“Mabuti ako nakauwi pa. But they warned me that on the 3rd time, hindi na daw ako makakauwi. What will they tell the families of the more than 10,000 missing youth who most probably fell victim to torture and summary execution? I cannot and will never forget that. I want my grandchildren and great-grandchildren to never forget that!” he added.
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