Bongbong lied about Martial Law – Colmenares  

Mar. 23, 2016
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Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares. (File photo)

DAVAO CITY — Senatorial aspirant and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares called vice presidential candidate, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr a “liar” about the human rights abuses committed during Martial Law.

“Bong-bong is a liar. He lied over the massive human rights abuses during the Marcoses’ reign. He lied and feigned ignorance over the billions of ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses.  He is the executor of the Marcos estate,” Colmenares, who is a Martial Law victim himself, said.

Colmenares was arrested at the age of 18, tortured and imprisoned for four years.

 He issued the statement after Marcos statistically tied with rival Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero in the Pulse Asia Survey conducted from March 8 to March 13.

 Colmenares calls on the government to vigorously run after the billions of Marcoses ill- gotten wealth that Bongbong and his clan have been using for their luxurious lifestyle and evil scheme to return to Malacanang.

He also questioned the sources of the hundreds of millions of pesos being spent by Marcos, Jr. in TV and radio multimedia advertisements and in the building of an extensive network of paid leaders, campaigners and workers in numerous barangays nationwide citing reports from their chapters of Bayan Muna.

“I call on our youth to take into heart what the country and our people have gone through during those dark days of Martial law. Time and ignorance would never heal the wounds or deliver the justice we have longed for. Let us not inflict further injustice by allowing the Marcoses’ comeback in Malacanang,” said Colmenares.

He also challenged Marcos and all vice presidential candidates to waive their rights on bank secrecy law to show to the people that they are not hiding ill-gotten wealth. (davaotoday.com)

 

  • dkpaol

    These personal attacks on Bongbong reminds me of the wisdom of Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) British Prime Minister, “I always cheer up immensely if they attack me personally, it means they have not a single political argument left”.These politicos see zilt, nada, nothing shenanigan in BBM’s political tract. So they attack his deceased father, then extending this argument that the son will be like the father.
    For argument shake, 30 years have passed (since 1986) and look what has happened: BBM’s own record is clean while the powers that occupied Malacanang between 1986 to 2016 has left a litany of corruption, increased debt, disorder like Mamasapano and Ampatuan, disasters like Yolanda, etc, etc, etc.

  • Kiko Sua

    The statement is clear. “Bong-bong is a liar. He lied over the massive human rights abuses during the Marcoses’ reign. He lied and feigned ignorance over the billions of ill-gotten wealth of the Marcoses. He is the executor of the Marcos estate,” Colmenares, who is a Martial Law victim himself, said. The issue is about BBMs cover up of the abuses of his father who is after all national issues. I don’t see any personal attacks on the statement. Colmenares is just brave enough to say the truth.

  • JD

    They just can’t accept People is accepting our next Vice President.. Stop making yourself funny and despirate to attack Sen.Marcos with this ” Martial Law Drama’ always understand what Martial Law is? and who approved the this. Always remember “its Constitutional based on our laws ans passed by Congress and Senators.

  • JD

    Another News that hits Sen.Marcos, as being a top choice for VP now, another Propaganda.. Maybe this Senatorial wants to be more popular in his attack to our Senator.. But he don’t think this is a shameless moves and People will not consider this Drama but only a Propaganda. People will not Vote for those who are in pain and hitting other Candidates just to be popular in a sense to make them clean.. hahahaha Funny. Our Vp BongBong Marcos No. 1 as preferred next Vice President, and people will decide.. #ProgresibongBukas

  • Kiko Sua

    who sounds funny here? don’t twist the history Mr. JD. Martial Law was one of the darkest era in Philippine history. I am not saying that BBM will be like his father, but his cleaning up of what his father has done is totally absurd. That is the issue here! Do you think those millions of people in EDSA who uprise against Marcos are dammed enough to protest without just reasons? They have suffered enough to the 20 year dictatorship and corruption.

  • Diego Blanco

    Mr. Colmenares is just looking for some attention. By doing this he hope to gain popularity that might help him in his senatorial bid. Nice try anyway, but it looks like his comments will lose him more voters.

  • JD

    EDSA 1 was an uprising by Metro Manila Only, NOT the ENTIRE FILIPINO IN THE COUNTRY. Cory was in Cebu in one of the Monastery hiding. This people who protest was activist and oligraphs that time. Now most of them are turning back to Marcos Era as Golden Age. As you can see for sure all the Hospitals and Highways you’ve been using is from Marcos Era. Don’t deny the Goodness of Marcos Era. The one who suffered are the people afraid of discipline.

  • Kiko Sua

    I never questioned those structures built during Marcos time. Including the CPP who collapse during construction where workers are buried still alive, but was silenced by media during that time. The foreign debt that ballooned from million to billions of dollar. The 10B dollar ill-gotten wealth (4B recovered) and so on.

    I forgot, of course EDSA 1 was in manila. Was there EDSA in Visayas and Mindanao? The protest is of course in manila because it is where the center of political power. But that doesnt mean that the rest of the people in archipelago are praising Marcos.

  • JD

    Ok FINE… be thankful of your 13th Month Pay.. hahaha

  • JD

    Ok FINE… be thankful of your 13th Month Pay.. hahaha

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