A youth group has beaten Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos because he claims that millennials have continued with things that haunt her family, noting that young people were prime ministers of protests against her father, former President Ferdinand Marcos.
"She seems to have forgotten how the young people mobilized against the funeral of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos on the Libingan ng mga Bayani," said Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (Spark) in a statement on Wednesday.
The group also said that Imee's statements are in stark contrast to how youth organizations "have been involved in remembering people from the many atrocities that took place during martial rule."
"No movement is possible before justice is served, nor is there any emotion that we will never forget the damage that martial law has done, and it has no right to claim any status on this issue," Spark said.
While several people commemorate the death of former Senator Ninoy Aquino on Tuesday, Marcos told reporters that the feud between the two political families should not be re-excavated.
"The millennials have gone further and I think people should go on at my age," she said.
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Several Liberal party members and incumbents have condemned Marcos' remarks, with Senator Bam Aquino saying it would be difficult to continue without closure.
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Young people who did not yet live when the late strong man implemented Martial Law said that there is a way to know the negative effects of a Strongman rule, because some of the policies are still affecting the nation.
"We may not have been alive at the time, but the policies adopted during his time, such as the 1982 Education Act, which hinders our right to education, still affects us," Spark said.
"The external debt that arose during his administration and that our generation and the generations will have to pay afterwards also continues to affect how inaccessible basic social services are for ordinary Filipino people," she added. / you
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