HIGHLIGHT: On Thursday, Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) caravan was launched at the University of the Philippines, Visayas, which helped the youth better understand corruption caused during martial law years.
As part of PCGG's 30th anniversary activities, the caravan carries the theme “Remembering the lessons of the past as we journey the path toward good governance.”
The PCGG was formed in 1986, tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses and their cronies.
It focuses on touring around different universities nationwide, featuring historians, sociologists, martial law experts and PCGG officials. Activities include talks to the youth and symposiums on how it was like living through one of the country’s darkest eras and how the Marcos family enriched themselves during their two-decade rule.
UP Visayas campus also showcased “martial law horror stories,” from the Marcoses’ Hawaii jewelry collection and some of the missing paintings of world-renowned artists acquired by the family while they subjugated Malacanang.
One statement in historical revisionism formulated “Sen. Bongbong Marcos and his camp are determined at sanitizing and distorting data, diluting context and omitting or erasing negative details of his father’s dictatorship so he can use a retouched version of history for his candidacy this year,”.
Meanwhile, Laguna provincial teachers at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) issued a statement assailing the Marcos family for what they called “an organized and willful distortion” of history.
The exhibit is open to the public until Friday, April 15.