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NO TO MARTIAL LAW, FIGHT FOR OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!

ALLIANCE NEWS
May 24, 2017

NO TO MARTIAL LAW, FIGHT FOR OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!

Los Angeles–“Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

When President Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972, he reasoned that he was fighting the oligarchs and he was “saving our republic.” But the truth is that he lusted for power and absolute power corrupted him and the system.

Now, another Marcos lover, PDUT declared martial law in Mindanao to “save the people” but the truth is that he wanted to perpetuate himself and his clique in power . He is even thinking of extending martial law nationwide.

The sad fact is that the attack on Marawi is an isolated incident that PDUT blows up like his ‘drug war” to rationalize his fascist rule all over the land.

Playing With Fire

Previous Presidents like Arroyo declare martial law only in specific places like Central Mindanao to contain the problem. And only for a short time.

Even President Quirino declared martial law only in Central Luzon at the height of the HMB rebellion in the 1950’s.
President Aquino III did not even declared martial law during the Zamboanga Siege in 2013. So does President Ramos during the Ipil Siege in the 1990’s.

PDUT An Extremist Strongman

Why did PDUT declared martial law? His motives has been very clear. He wanted to show that he is a strongman and toyed with the idea of martial law imitating his idol Marcos, playing with the lives of the Filipino people.

At his worse, PDUT is an extremist. He promised to be “harsher than Marcos.” That is his only way to cover up for the failure of his drug war against the poor, rampant graft corruption, his failed federalism experiment and his promise to the Bangsa Moro of an Autonomous region.

And most of all, the failure to fufill all his broken promises to the people on his one year in office.

But as they say, “ when you repeat history, the first is a tragedy, the second is a farce. Only the fools never learned from history. Only the power hungry and corrupt will proclaim that martial law is good for the people.

Repeating the dreaded times of martial law and recreating its horrors will only institute the rule of impunity, the culture of corruption and terrible violations of human rights against our Moro brothers and the people of Mindanao?

Must PDUT repeat the horrors of the past to proclaim himself as strongman?

We say, NO TO MARTIAL LAW. NEVER AGAIN MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO!

FIGHT FOR OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS!

ALLIANCE PHILIPPINES
Los Angeles

Arturo P.Garcia
West Coast Coordinator

May 24, 2017

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