Introduction of the book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again
By Raïssa Robles
On the morning of May 31, 1977, residents of Antipolo — a mountainous municipality just east of Manila — saw a military helicopter circling low over a deserted area.
Minutes later something fell out of the helicopter onto the rocks below. Then the aircraft clattered away.
Curious residents ran to see what had fallen.
They found the bloody, battered corpse of a young man. He had been cruelly treated. His head was bashed in, there were burn marks and dark bruises all over his body. On his torso, an examining doctor would later count 33 shallow wounds apparently gouged with an ice pick.
Several meters away from where the body had fallen, somebody had found an eyeball.
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What ever happened to the boys who were wrongly accused of kidnapping Boyet? I am in the middle of reading Tibo’s book, but I cannot get a copy of never again here in The Visayas. NBS’s branches in Cebu said it is sold out.
boom buencamino says
Apparently Ping Lacson did not look too deeply into the murder
Management by threats, intimidation and outright killing
In his recent pronouncement of destroying in public a female government official who has been critisizing him, one is left wondering why is this government bent on destrunction rather than the affairs of the state. Walang creativity puro shortcut through killing the poor (but giving drug lords a chance to repent), emergency powers instead of enforcing laws , threatening the legislative and the Chief Justice of Martial law instead of seeking cooperation and guidance.
Tama na Digong, sobra ka na, abusado ka na. Umalis ka na nga.Pag asa ka sana, perwisyo ka pala.
Hi Raissa. Pwede Ko I-translate uli?
Kung ito ay totoo, mukhang sanay na sanay si Apo Marcos sa pag-iimbento at pangungurakot ng pera bago pa man siyang maging Presidente.
makoy started scamming early in life. buti he hit the wall and his bluff was called off. pero, parang rapist siya, will not take no for answer. repeat offender who forced himself in.
I was aware that the young Mijares had been killed by Marcos minions, but I did not know the gory details. It’s painful reading but we must not shirk from this knowledge, or else similar atrocities will happen again.
Ping Lacson probably knows more than he says. He was part of the military too, who carried out Marcos’ orders.
To Luneta on Sunday!
For almost the entire period of martial law, Juan Ponce Enrile served officially as Martial Law administrator and Defense Secretary in charge of all the armed forces’ services during that time. Fidel V. Ramos was director of both the Philippine Constabulary (PC) and Philippine Integrated Police (PIP) during the Martial Law days. The two of them commanded the soldiers and police who committed horrible human rights abuses during that regime.
Will Enrile claim his entitlement at the LNB bring minister of defense during the dictator’s reign? Side by side?
enrile may have to be buried with his grass skirts and bao bra.