Abogado Larry Gadon is claiming that the late President Ferdinand Marcos did not commit any human rights violation during his term from 1965 to 1986, including the martial law years.
During the ABS-CBN senatorial debate, Gadon said the Marcoses have nothing to apologize for noting that martial law was declared in 1972 to prevent the communists from taking over the Philippines.
If ever there was somebody who should say sorry, Gadon said it should be Communist Party of the Philippines founder Joma Sison.
“Yung mga maraming namatay noon g martial law ay mga NPA (New People’s Army) na pinatay ni Joma kasi gusto na nila sumurender. Iyan ang malaking katotohanan d’yan,” said Gadon.
Gadon said that the Aquinos had more human rights violations committed under their watch compared to Marcos – the Mendial massacre and the killing of union leaders in Hacienda Luisita under Cory (1986-1992) and SAF 44 massacre under PNoy (2010-2016).
In 1995, a US Court ruled awarded $2 billion in compensation to victims of human rights abuses committed by Marcos. So far, 11,103 or 14 percent of the total 75,749 victims are set to receive indemnification from the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.