The Philippine Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) led by House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is subtly engaging in historical revisionism through materials distributed during the athletic meet.
Netizen @petratort shared on Twitter a photo of a page from the spectators’ map given to those watching the SEA Games.
The map’s section about the Philippines featured a paragraph which read: “Filipinos are a freedom-loving people, having waged two, peaceful bloodless revolutions against what were perceived as corrupt regimes.”
Aghast at the excerpt, @petratort said: “Since when was Martial Law just perception???”
Phisgoc-Cayetano has yet to comment on the issue.
FYI this is in the “About the Philippines” section of the #SEAgames2019 spectators map.
“Revolutions against what were PERCEIVED as corrupt regimes.”
Since when was Martial Law just perception??? pic.twitter.com/cVQROrLyZE
— Petra Gana (@petratort) December 1, 2019