Flon Faurillo /
Ghost of the Marcos
Is the country being
visited by the ghost of the Marcos dictatorship? This appears to be the
case. Today as in the years immediately before the declaration of martial
law on Sept. 21, 1972, the Filipino people are reeling from poverty and an
economic crisis that fuel social and political unrest. The government
seeks to address the unrest by issuing a host of repressive decrees, as
well as pushing a campaign for charter change intending – so critics say -
to concentrate executive power. Meanwhile, political killings and
involuntary disappearances are rife. All these make up a complete
reenactment of Martial Law.
Salungguhit literally means to
underline; figuratively, to
underscore or highlight.
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