The next day, his half-brother told the Filipinos to “go ahead”. Martial law problems, actor Jake Ejarmy shared a scene from the film adaptation of the detective novel “Looking for smaller and smaller ones“on Twitter.
The actor on Wednesday shared a collected photo showing still images of Sid Lucerothe character in the film who was talking to his students.
Sid played the role of Father Girolamo Luceroa Jesuit priest who is also a history teacher.
Jake shared images where the character was seen mentioning the historian Revolution of popular powerAlso known as EDSA revolution.
“Don’t waste time attending a meeting of people who have never had a problem with EDSA. Time and oblivion are the allies of the abusers, “said Sid’s character.
Jake captioned his post with “#NeverForget”, a phrase very often associated with appeals to reject historical revisionism and attempts to forget or sanitize the martial law declared by former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
– Jake Ejarmy (@unoemilio) September 21, 2022
He tweeted it on the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law.
The post earned 21,400 likes and over 7,700 retweets as of this writing. He also impressed some Twitter users who claimed that Jake is the only Ejarmy they “respect”.
“The only Ejarmy who has my sincere respect. Salamat sa pagtindig ”, a Philippine commented on her post with applause emojis.
“Buti pa si Jake”, another Twitter users She said.
“Pakisabi sa kuya mo po”, commented another Pinoy, referring to sen. Jinggoy Estrada.
The lawmaker and the actor are related to each other through his father, former president Erap Estrada.
Jinggoy, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, said Filipinos should “move on” from the issue.
“What is there to apologize for [for]? President Marcos has already released his statement on martial law. We move forward already, “he said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“Imagine, President Marcos got the most votes in history: 31 million. Is not enough? Let’s move on, ”added Jinggoy.
Jinggoy said he thinks more people don’t believe in Martial Law’s dark past after the number of people who voted for Marcos Jr.
However, the senator added that human rights victims should have the right to voice their grievances.
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.
It 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 downturn, among others.
The London-based human rights organization Amnesty Organization said “some 70,000 people were imprisoned and 34,000 tortured; over 3,200 people were killed ”when the country was placed under this rule.