Plans to reconcile with Marcoses assailed*
April 21, 2011
THE CPP called on the Filipino people to resist moves by the Aquino regime to reconcile with the family and cronies of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Part of the new reconciliation deal involves allowing the Marcos family to inter the former dictator's remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. The move was initiated by Salvador Escudero, a crony of the late dictator.
The move is a big insult to victins of human rights violations under the US-Marcos dictatorship. Up to 70,000 people were illegally detained and millions of others, especially in the countryside suffered the brutality of Marcoses' lieutenants.
No regime has punished any member of the Marcos family or their cronies. Some of them are back in power and wield great influence in the reactionary government. Imelda Marcos and her children are now officials in various branches of government. Juan Ponce Enrile, the main implementor of martial law is currently the Senate president. Panfilo Lacson and Gregorio Honasan are both senators. They are but a few of the former lieutenants who tortured anti-Marcos activists using the water cure, electrocution and other forms of cruelty and physical abuse.