CARMMA on Marcos Jr.’s Proclamation No. 53 declaring September 12 a non-working holiday

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Sep 8, 2022, 8:23:24 AM9/8/22
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On Marcos Jr.’s Proclamation No. 53 declaring September 12 a non-working holiday

Malacanang's latest effrontery at declaring September 12 a national holiday to celebrate the memory of the dictator Marcos Sr., through Presidential Proclamation No. 35, spits at the graves of the thousands who died in the course of fighting for justice and human rights during the Marcos dictatorship.

The whole Marcos machinery is hellbent on whitewashing and covering up the hellish memory that Marcos Sr. and his ilk wrought on the nation. How can we forget the fact that while we Filipinos were wallowing in hunger and poverty, Marcos and his family plundered the nation's coffers, bought numerous properties in New York and stashed their ill-gotten wealth in Swiss Banks? How can we brush away the fact that until today, not one of the Marcoses has been jailed for plundering the Philippine treasury, despite several court rulings delivering judgement on their guilt? Why will the nation celebrate the birthday of a dictator that has wronged the nation on so many fronts, and who ran away to escape the wrath of the people?

The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law (CARMMA) asserts that declaring the birthday of the dictator a special/non-working holiday shows Marcos Jr.’s impudence and lack of respect for the nation's history and is a blatant disregard and disrespect for human rights. This blight on our history is on Marcos Jr. and we will be remiss not to call him out on this. He should not use the current position he holds for his family's personal gain.#


Bonifacio Ilagan, Convenor

CARMMA Secretariat, +639189790580

Alliance for the Advancement of People's Rights
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