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Parang nung panahon ni Marcos: Pangilinan calls PCO’s martial law video ‘garbage’

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Opposition Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday (June 1) likened the Duterte administration’s handling of its media arm to that of the Marcos era during the time when martial law was first imposed in the country.

“(That’s) very disturbing coming as it does in the light of the series of fake news and propaganda being churned out by the PCOO (Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO),” the president of the Liberal Party (LP) said, reacting to the short animated video posted online but later on taken down by Malacanang espousing that martial law should be the law of the land.

“I am reminded of the garbage churned out by government media during the Marcos regime on the New Society and martial Law,” Pangilinan said.

The said short video showing a boy carrying a shield written with “martial law” in it being confronted by armed men in silhouettes tagged as extremist, drew negative reactions from netizens prompting the PCOO to delete it from its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Not even the Duterte’s staunch ally in the upper chamber, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III approved of the “campaign” launched by PCOO which apparently was aimed at soliciting public support on the President’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao.