"Will never cowered, will never forget."
Notes after the September 21 actions from Diliman to Luneta
Contrary to those who desired to move on from the past, all victims of both past and present regimes are bound to unites in their common desire for justice and freedom this September 21.
As various sectors, be it the indigenous folks, students, labourers, employees, and churchpeople gathered together to mark the 45th year of the declaration of Martial Law, and to recall both the crimes under the Marcos Dictatorship and of the present bloodied regime under Duterte.
It appears to be fiestive and peaceful amidst threats by the administration to use the police and the armed forces to break up on the pretext of "rebels taking into the streets", and to think that the administration did tried to counter the demonstrations with their counter-rallies, every media service showed that the rally in commemorating that "day of hatred" swelled to many.
And because of that, apologetics insist that the activity itself as den of yellows if not paid hacks, but no amount of their bravado, politico-legal manouvers, and relentless propaganda will hinder such actions knowing that the people are aware of the truth that is, bloodied.
Remember: in just over a year, the regime did failed in realising the aspirations of the people, it had sidelined progressives in the cabinet, given a lowest budget in the Commission on Human Rights, what more of having mounted three wars and has victimised nearly a million people. Apologists may insist that his actions as just if not trying to counter it with ad hominems or diverting news to some various debt-funded engineering feats;
But, like the past regime the present administration idolised, that systemic conditions which has plunged the country into deeper and deeper crisis remain the same - that peasants remain landless, workers remain tied to slave wages, exploitative contracts and sweatshop-like work conditions, government continues to be run by corrupt politicians from powerful clans, the country still adheres to unequal foreign agreements which has robbed us of any real chance at development, and the majority of Filipinos still live in poverty. Throughout regimes, change has come in profits and increasing revenues for the rich, and greater misery and burden for the rest of the Filipino people.
No wonder why the people has admitted that the regime be trying to be "Marcosian" if not creating a "neo-Marcosian" setting by creating a scenario of fear, what more of having its apologetics insist how just an unjust, what more of a bloodied operation is.
And like past regimes not also wonder why their effigies end like charred wood and ashes. Obviously, people cannot move on for this continuing past, that no infrastructure or any feat the present order can cover a bloodied truth such as today.