- Duterte admitted that Martial Law didn’t improve the lives of Filipinos
- This came about a day after thousands of anti-Marcos protesters filled the streets
- He said that it would be ridiculous for him to declare such
A day after the anti-Marcos protest was held, President Rodrigo Duterte, brushed aside suggestions for him to declare Martial Law.
He said that he will not declare Martial Law considering that in the first place, it didn’t do anything to improve the lives of Filipinos.
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Thousands of protesters gathered at various key areas in Manila and in the provinces.
At the People Power Monument at EDSA, thousands of people gathered raising their voices in opposition to the stealthy burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Duterte said that it’s ridiculous that a declaration of Martial Law would come from him.
He explained that the country has already been through Martial Law and the lives of Filipinos didn’t at all improve.
“Kaya itong mga taga-Manila, akala nila siguro, hinihintay nila ngayon na magagalit ako. Putang ina, Martial Law dito, Martial Law doon; barilan dito, barilan doon. Pag-alis ko, dumami ang patay lalo. So you build a nation over the dead bones of the Moro and the Christians, na walang kasalanan,” said Duterte
(People in Manila may be thinking, waiting for me to get angry. Son of a bitch, Martial Law here, Martial Law there; gunfight here, gunfight there. Then when I leave, there would be even more deaths. So you build a nation over the dead bones of the Moro and the Christians, who are innocent.)
The pains of Martial Law may still linger. The scandal it created may have caused greater pain than the scandals these Kenyan celebs went through.