On Marcos untruths
The maxim is that when we enumerate, we exclude.
Further then to Pit M. Maliksi’s edifying letter last Nov. 13 containing a list of Marcos untruths, there are many other facts, illustrative, not exhaustive, like unforgettable accounts of:
1) The Feb. 7-8, 1974
“Jolo-Caust,” where our military razed Jolo to the ground and killed 20,000, mostly noncombatant civilians, after intense continuous bombardment.
2) The 1977 disappearance/salvaging of student Archimedes Trajano, whose heirs won against Imee in Hawaii but
the judgment remains unsatisfactory.
3) The Nov. 17, 1981 Manila Film Center tragedy, when a high-floor scaffolding collapsed and killed numerous workers toiling round the clock due to the caprice of Imelda who didn’t want a postponement of the film festival scheduled for early 1982. Imagine being “serenaded” by kith and kin while awaiting death, being encased and trapped in quick-drying cement? Those quickly enveloped in cement were luckier.
To stress the unnecessary, we merely illustrate, not exhaust, the wrong the Marcoses did, as historical facts. They should look at what Germany has done, taking responsibility and doing the right thing.
RENE A.V. SAGUISAG
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