Top 7 Quotes of Miriam Santiago that give justice to Marcos and his family
Si dating Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago ay ang pinakaunang Pilipino na naging International Court Judge dahil sa kanyang galing at talino. At dahil dito, maraming Pilipino ang humanga sa kanya at naniniwala sa kanyang pahayag o opinyon kaysa ibang pulitiko.
Ilan sa mga pahayag o opinyon ni Miriam ay tungkol sa kay dating Pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos, sa kanyang pamilya, at sa Martial Law. Kaya narito ang Top 7 na pahayag ni Miriam na nagbigay hustisya kay Marcos at ng kanyang pamilya sa lahat ng mga paninira ng YELLOW history books at YELLOW media sa kanila.
#7. Para malaman ang katotohanan dapat ilabas ang lahat ng mga dokumento at nakasulat na remembrances at hindi kaagad maniniwala sa isinulat sa YELLOW history books at ibinabalita sa TV, radyo, o pahayagan.
“I think what should happen is that there should be a forthright disclosure of all documents and written remembrances of those times so that we can agree at least of what the facts were.”
#6. May karapatan si Marcos na mailibing sa Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) bilang dating sundalo at pangulo ng bansa.
“Why should we allow something de facto, such a fact, to disrupt the unity of the Filipino people? I myself have no objection. My own father is buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He was a guerrilla captain. I will not as an ordinary citizen hold it against the community if the consensus by that time is to bury one of our former presidents. Why should we let a dead man to control the actuations of the living and its new millennial generation? We should let go of the past.”
#5. Si Bongbong Marcos ay makakayahan na maayos at pagandahin ang bansa bilang pangulo.
“If I die before I finish my six-year term, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will be able to fit that bill. We need somebody young and idealistic to take over.”
#4. Walang kasalanan ang pamilya ni Marcos kaya di dapat sila mag-sorry.
“No, I do not not think that the Marcoses, as a family, owe us an apology. In the first place, it was not the case that President Marcos, the father, told all the Marcoses to come together, and they all decided jointly to conduct certain activities that were later viewed with disinterest or distaste or even outright criticism by other Filipinos”
#3. Ang pagdeklara ng Martial Law ay upang mapigilan ang kaguluhan at magkaroon ng kaayosan sa bansa.
“(Imposition of Martial Law) made public order more easy to accept.”
#2. Ang pagdeklara ng Martial Law ay hindi desisyon ni Marcos lamang.
“They did not agree as a family to sit down and say, ‘let’s set up curfew, let’s regulate firearms. (It’s a) policy decision of the executive branch and Marcos’ advisers.”
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#1. Ang mga desisyon ni Marcos ay para sa kapakanan o ikabubuti ng mga Pilipino.
“What they were doing were, in their ideas, the best interest of the Filipino people.”