Clarita Carlos’ old advice to Marcos on the issue of martial law resurfaces

Clarita Carlos and Marcos Jr
Retired professor Clarita Carlos meets President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at her Mandaluyong office in this photo posted by attorney Vic Rodriguez on Facebook on June 8, 2022. (Facebook / attyvicrodriguez)

Old comments from the National Security Advisor Clarita Carlos from Martial law was relieved again after the country observed the 50th year of its declaration on Wednesday.

A Twitter user on September 22 shared a quote card with former professor UP’s remarks when she first appeared in DZMM Teleradyo’s “SRO” show.

“Then how can Marcos apologize[s] against Clarita Carlos’ statement? ”user wrote as a caption.

Last January, ANCX garnered some of Carlos’ strong views and insightful remarks from his recent appearances on the radio show.

Among them was his “advice” to the then presidential candidate Ferdinando Marco Jr.

“If I were Bongbong [Marcos]tanggapin mo that there have been military and police atrocities [during Martial Law] kasi documented “yan e,” Carlos said earlier.

“It is nothing invented or imagined. Ang dami kong colleagues, classmates sa UP, just disappeared. Their parents couldn’t even cry properly, “she added.

«So tanggapin mo ‘yan. So make a categorical statement [that] “These things are not going to happen in my administration.” How hard is that to say? ”Carlos continued.

The citation sheet surfaced again after the nation commemorated the anniversary of the declaration of martial law on September 21.

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Some student bodies have urged the academic community to “dress in black” in keeping with its dark past, while others have launched free screenings of films with martial law themes.

A university also held a light show and played a song once considered seditious by the late dictator. Ferdinando Marcos Sr.

Carlos, meanwhile, has no recent comments on martial law, based on his verified Facebook account.

This wasn’t the first time his remarks about the period have caused a sensation online.

Last March, an Iloilo-based publication made a citation card about it.

In the same month, a Reddit user posted Carlos’s remarks on a Philippines-focused subreddit.

When Carlos was appointed general manager of the National Security Councilan old Facebook post of him re-emerged saying he “wasn’t looking for a job.”

Declared against “rebels, communists”

Sen. Imee MarcosMarcos Sr’s eldest daughter, she recently defended the imposition of martial law in the country during her commemoration.

“Musmos where they talk about a nation where martial law is read by their most important president of America. Yes Abraham Lincoln, “he told him at a press conference earlier.

“Kung may karapatan ka bilang tao na ipagtanggol sarili mo kung may aatake sa’yo, gugulpi sa’yo, nais patayin ka, may karapatan din ang pamahalaan, an estado, ipagtanggol an sarili niya sa naghahasik ng gulo, sa rbelde without wasting time , in order to support them everyday in all of them, “added Imee.

“May he use martial law and hide things from an American man and another nation. “Even if you don’t want to share anything with me,” she added.

The legislator also said that “full amnesty” will be granted to both left and right who have participated in a coup and other acts before.

“Remember your message. Don’t expect it to be child’s play, to be a pilipino and a pilipino, “she added.

Earlier this month, Marcos Jr. said his father placed the country under martial rule as the latter was simultaneously fighting communists and separatist rebellions at the time.

The nine-year period

Martial law was imposed from 1972 to 1981 in an attempt to suppress the Communist uprising and restore order, but critics said it was declared to extend the presidential term of Marcos Sr.

The nine-year period saw the imposition of a curfew, the ban on public assemblies and the suspension of the habeas corpus act, a legal remedy that protects citizens from illegal arrest and indefinite detention.

Martial law has also seen the reduction of civil rights and liberties, the prevalence of extrajudicial executions and unresolved disappearances, the suppression of the media and the economic recession, among others.

It was also around this time that the word “rescue”, which originally meant to save, became part of the local language to denote extralegal killings.

London-based human rights organization Organization for amnesty he stated that “about 70,000 people have been jailed and 34,000 tortured; over 3,200 people were killed ”in the imposition of him.

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