Senator Imee Marcos is hoping the University of the Philippines (UP) will also let her family share their experience on martial law since it is set to offer a subject on her father’s strongman rule next year.
The daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos said it will be good for students to know the Marcoses’ perspective of martial law.
“Sana bigyan din kami ng pagkakataon na sabihin kung ano ang pagkakaalam namin sa nangyari. Importante doon na may view points ng bawat isa at marinig ang bawat isa,” she said.
UP is set to offer Philippine Studies 21: Wika, Panitikan, at Kultura sa Ilalim ng Batas Militar at its Diliman campus starting January 2020.
Marcos’ father declared martial law in 1972. The late President’s authoritarian rule was marked by abuses, with thousands of activitists killed and tortured.
Her family is also accused of amassing billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth while the elder Marcos was President.
Marcos said it was partly her family’s fault that people know only one side of martial law.
“Actually sa tingin ko, kasalanan din ng pamilya namin kasi naging tameme rin kami. Tinamad na kami magsalita, hindi namin binabahagi ang alam namin. Di na kami nagkikwento kasi parang nakakapagod na,” she said.