By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile as Marcos’ Defense Minister did not know that time the real enemies of the government. Friends, senators, and insiders can be the culprit. It is only after the Corazon Aquino takeover that he started to know the real score.
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[VIDEO] ABC News with David Brinkley sees the chronology of events that led to the overthrow of long-time leader Ferdinand Marcos who dominated Philippine politics from December 30, 1965 until he his departure under pressure on February 25, 1986.
Marcos’ Plans Continued by Aquino
Enrile said that the plans implemented by the Aquino administration like the Coco Levy were made during the Marcos years. If Marcos is really that bad why follow? Enrile criticizes Pnoy for not having a clue that his father was the destabilizer.
Just Stating Facts
Enrile reveals that Commander Felman served as a bodyguard of the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. He was also a “principal” commander of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). What does this tell Pnoy?
Marcos Regime Military Leaders
FIDEL RAMOS. The former chief of the Philippine Constabulary and Armed Forces vice chief of staff withdrew support from Marcos and joined Enrile’s planned coup as leader of military and police operations. Enrile now said that when it comes to Martial Law abuses, Ramos should know better.
FABIAN VER. Armed Forces Chief of Staff loyal to Marcos who was accused of rewarding loyalty instead of merit is a Marcos loyalist to the very end, Ver fortified the Palace on learning of the impending coup by RAM. He also ordered that Radio Veritas be destroyed and that troops loyal to Marcos launch a final “suicide assault” against the rebel forces on the afternoon of Feb. 24. However, the late Marcos intercepted this by respecting Enrile’s plea for him to step down to avoid bloodshed. In the end, it’s the personal relationship between Enrile and Marcos that saved lots of lives.
Bato’s Loyalty to Duterte is Crucial
Bato might have some lapses in his leadership in the PNP – but he is very loyal to the president. He is willing to resign if Duterte says so. Military leaders who are loyal to the government is crucial to the present war on drugs. It is evident that “Oplan Tokhang” is used to destabilize Duterte’s administration.