Imee Marcos tells martial law critics to shut up: Puro reklamo, wala namang maipayo!
Those critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao should just shut up if they cannot offer solutions to the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, Ilocos Norte governor Imee Marcos said.
In her May 26 column for Bulgar, the daughter of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos said critics of martial law are not helping ease the tense situation in Marawi City by speaking out against Duterte’s declaration.
“Kung wala rin naman sigurong mako-contribute na solusyon sa nangyayaring problema, aba, maganda sigurong itikom na lang ang bibig at magdasal,” she said.
Marcos remarked in jest that Duterte and his officials would’ve already died due to the amount of negative feedback on martial law.
“Kung nakamamatay lang din ang kanilang reaksyon, tegi na for sure si P-Digong at kanyang mga tauhan at baka naubos na rin ang mga opisyal ng armed forces,” she said.
The elder Marcos was famous for declaring martial law nationwide in 1972. Civil rights were suspended and military rule was imposed in the declaration issued under Proclamation 1081.
Martial law under the late President Marcos was considered as one of the darkest moments in Philippine history, with several abuses committed by the military and the police, and reports about thousands of Filipinos being tortured and killed.