By Raïssa Robles
When Ferdinand Marcos imposed Martial Law in 1972, it was his Information Minister Francisco Tatad who read out the lengthy decree declaring it.
This time, there was no Presidential Proclamation, no Executive Order, no Letter of Instruction. There was nothing in writing.
It was merely announced through a press briefing.
The basis? A legal opinion from Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra that rebellion existed on the ground. Guevarra’s basis? We don’t know. The reporters weren’t told. [Read MORE…]