Martial law activists renew call “No to dictatorship! Never again to martial law!”
“We ousted a dictator before. We can do it again!”
This is how the martial law victims and their relatives expressed their resolve not to allow the resurrection of dark days of martial law.
Martial law victims trooped at the Aquino residence in Times Street, Quezon City to remind Pres. Aquino that it was not just former Sen. Benigno Aquino who fought the former dictator.
“The Filipino people opposed the fascist, bureaucrat-capitalist and imperialist character the Marcos regime long before the late Sen. Ninoy Aquino was assasinated, and long before martial law was declared,” said Marie Hilao-Enriquez, activist and political prisoner during martial law.
They held placards bearing signs that shouted “Biktima ni Macoy noon, biktima ni Noynoy ngayon! No to Dictatorship! Never again to Martial Law!”
“We remain vigilant and defiant to any sitting President who pretends to be ‘pro-people, pro-democracy and patriotic.’” The country’s situation has not significantly changed from the time of former dictator Marcos up to Noynoy Aquino’s administration. The country remains under the shackles of corruption, subservience to U.S. imperialist policies and state repression. Now, Noynoy Aquino wants to perpetuate himself in power by amending the Philippine Constitution and clipping the powers of the judiciary. His regime is set on further selling out the national patrimony. Noynoy Aquino is doing a Marcos,” Enriquez, chairperson of SELDA, said.
“The Filipino people will not take these sitting down. We call on our fellow Filipinos to do the same during the fascist regime of Marcos. Makibaka, Huwag Matakot!” Enriquez concluded. ###
PHOTO CREDITS: SELDA