By: Elena Grace Flores
A recent survey by Pulse Asia showed that majority of Filipinos think that martial law is unnecessary. This is in line with Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, President Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos’ declaration that we do not need it since we are not in chaos.
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The survey is conducted from Dec. 6 to 11 last year. 74 percent of 1,200 respondents disagreed with the test statement: “Candidly speaking, it may be necessary now to have the martial law to solve the many crises of the nation.” This was the prevailing sentiment in all geographic areas (65 to 81 percent), socioeconomic classes (67 to 76 percent), age groupings (70 to 71 percent), and among both men and women (73 and 74 percent, respectively), Pulse Asia said.
Who wants Martial Law
Martial Law abuses during the late Ferdinand Marcos’ regime under the Philippine Constabulary leadership of former President Fidel Ramos keep on popping up when the government opposition favors Bongbong Marcos and his family according to the interests of many Filipinos. There is no indication that the Duterte administration needs to resort to it. it is just used to propagate character assassination to any Marcos presidentiable.
Failure to Ruin Bongbong Marcos
Bongbong Marcos’ popularity is still surging high despite the media propaganda against his father. No faults can be found on his being an honest, responsible, and result-driven public servant. The more than 13 million votes he garnered during the election is enough to prove that the Marcos trauma is over.
Take it from the “Practical” Millennials
The story of Bongbong Marcos’ father is over. Most millennials think that Bongbong Marcos is cool. How many of their kind think that Pnoy is cool? Except the ones used for the Liberal Party’s anti-Marcos protests of course. Nowadays, the young can’t be dictated. They insist on using their own brain to discern the right from wrong – with all the information available just in a few clicks on the computer.