AMIC Board Chair Crispin C. Maslog has lamented the “martial law amnesia” that has affected most Filipinos today, especially the millennials.
Maslog aired his concern in mass communication student convocations at the University of Santo Tomas September 17 and at the University of the Philippines Los Banos May 26, and over GMA’s Balitanghali news program aired Sept. 22.
During the Philippines’ martial law era from 1972 to 1981, human rights violations were rampant. The Marcos regime and its cronies plundered the Philippine economy. For these human rights violations and corruption, Marcos was ousted in 1986 by a peaceful Filipino “People Power” revolution.
Maslog warned against forgetting the past and allowing the Marcoses to return to power.
“Moving on without justice being served is not moving on – it is giving up,” reminded Maslog.
Maslog is a former journalist with Agence France-Presse, and former communication professor at Silliman University and University of the Philippines Los Baños.