Marcos Loyalist group Leader: The best thing that ever happened to our country was when Martial Law declared
Wednesday, November 30, The leader of Marcos Loyalist group said the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani was a corrective form of historical revisionism.
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According to Cherry Cobarrubias, leader of Marcos Loyalists for God, Country, and People, there was "no truth" to the claim that Marcos committed human rights abuses, one of the reasons why people oppose his burial at the LNMB.
She said that Martial Law was implemented to stop the violence happening in the country during Marcos term.
"Alam mo, unang una, hindi ako naniniwala na restored ang democracy. Unang una, hindi naman namatay ang demokrasya, eh. Nag-declare lang si Marcos ng Martial Law because that was necessary—that was the height of the cold war, ang daming kaguluhan. No choice ang presidente kundi ipagtanggol ang bayan," Cobbarubias said.
"Ito ang pinakamagandang instrument to prevent the violent takeover of the communist groups. Kaya nga kung sasabihing babaguhin natin ang kasaysayan, talagang babaguhin natin nang maitama," she added.
GMA News Online also asked her to comment on the rallies against the burial, which are seemingly dominated by young people, Cobarrubias replied:
"Yun ang nakakaawa, kasi 'yung mga estudyante, alam mo naman na hindi nila naiintindihan ang kasaysayan."
"Sabi ko nga, the best thing that ever happened to our country was when Marcos declared Martial Law. Grabe ang kaguluhan noon,"Cobbarubias said.
"'Yung kaso sa Hawaii nu'ng mag-file 'yung human rights claimants, 3,000 'yung sinasabing claimants—doble-doble pa 'yung pangalan kasi away ng mag-asawa, away ng boyfriend, nakalagay doon na victims. Tapos 'yung abogado nila, pumunta dito, naglagay ng tables kung saan-saang probinsya, sabi kung sino 'yung mga biktima ni Marcos, magpalista," Cobbarubias added.
"What I'm trying to say is walang katotohanan. Masyado nilang pinalaki. Kasi sabi ko nga, Marcos has no human rights case in the Philippines. Sana nu'ng nawala si Marcos sa Pilipinas, nag-file sila. Mas nag-ano sila nu'ng claim nu'ng pera sa Hawaii. Pagkatapos ngayon sasabihin nila na biktima sila, saan-saan sila nanggaling," she further said.
Cobarrubias said the ranks of Marcos loyalists were thankful that "truth prevailed" when the Supreme Court voted in favor of the burial in a decision, 9-5-1.
"Nagpapasalamat kami na finally, truth prevails. 'Yung siyam na mahistrado na desisyon in favor of the burial of the late president. So we're happy, we're glad," Cobbarubias said.
She also said that she was informed of the burial couple of days before it was carried out but their group decided not to go.
"Naisip ko, 'yung leaders ko... delikado ito kung magkaroon ng clash. So sabi ko sa mga leaders namin, 'wag na lang tayo pumunta. Pumunta tayo after, para hindi masira 'yung solemnity ng ceremony. Ito 'yung pangarap naming ceremony para sa aming presidente, na itinuturing namin na hero," Cobbarubias said.
Cobarrubias was the former spokesperson of Ilocos Rep. Imelda Marcos.
Source: GMA News Online
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