Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo told Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. that there was no way we could move on from the atrocities committed during Martial Law unless there was sincere admission and atonement from people like him.
In a statement, the Liberal Party’s (LP) vice presidential candidate said Marcos’ refusal to apologize over his father’s dictatorship continues to rub salt into the wounds of the nation.
“Sa mga nagsasabing panahon na para mag-move on sa Martial Law, ito lamang po ang masasabi ko sa kanila: Paanong kami magmu-move on, kung ang mga multo, pait at bangungot ng kahapon ay pilit na bumabalik at ginugulo ang ating katahimikan at kasalukuyan?” she said.
Robredo also expressed dismay at people who seemed to paint a pretty picture of the Martial Law years, touting these as the Golden Age of President Ferdinand Marcos’ regime.
“Nalulungkot ako na pag may nag-po-post sa social media na sinasabi na ang Martial Law years were the best years in our country’s history,” she said.
“Hindi naman mahirap makita na hindi iyon totoo kasi nandiyan naman ang facts and figures.”
Robredo’s move comes after Marcos shrugged off questions about how the Martial Law period could affect his vice presidential bid, labeling it as a non-issue in the upcoming elections.
Marcos tied with Senator Francis Escudero at 26 percent in the latest SWS survey for vice presidential conducted from February 5 to 7. Robredo, meanwhile, was third with a 19 percent rating.