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Sino ngayon ang diktador? 'Huwag na huwag nating ibalik ang Marcos' —Etta Rosales

Published February 25, 2016

Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Ann "Etta" Rosales on Thursday appealed to the public not to give the Marcoses a chance to return to Malacañang.

"Huwag na huwag nating ibalik ang Marcos. Huwag na huwag sanang magkaroon ng Marcos uli sa Malacañang," said Rosales, a Martial Law victim.

Rosales, 76, was a teacher during the Marcos regime who was tortured by the military for being an activist and a human rights advocate.

"Tinorture nila ako dahil sa pinaglalaban ko ang human rights ng mga teachers, manggagawa, mga studyante at ng taumbayan," she said.

She said Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., who is running for vice president in the May elections, should be made aware of the atrocities committed by his father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr.

"Dapat malaman ni Senator Bongbong ito, 882 ang enforced disappearances, libu-libo 'yung mga pinaslang, thousands ang mga summary killings," said Rosales.

Rosales was at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship, to visit the EDSA Experiential Museum.

She said the tour in the museum reminded her not only of her ordeal but also of the others who suffered during the Martial Law years.

"Naalala ko sarili ko na tino-torture. Siyempre naalala ko 'yung desaparecidos, 'yung mga kaibigan ko na nawala, 'yung mga nanay nila, 'yung mga bata, nakakaluha," Rosales said.

Source: GMA News


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