47 years after Martial Law declaration, Marcoses ‘still have no shame’

Features Philippines Sep 27, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Marcos-HRVsWhile victims of human rights abuses won the class suit in the US Federal court in Hawaii against the Marcoses and received compensation, the Marcoses have not been punished for their crimes.

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA – Danilo dela Fuente, 70, fumes in anger every time he sees Imelda Marcos and her children on television.

Imelda, the wife of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., continues to enjoy her freedom even after a Sandiganbayan court found her guilty of seven counts of graft on Nov. 9, 2018. Her daughter Imee is now a senator while her son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Jr. almost grabbed the vice presidency in 2016 elections.

“She [Imelda] was not even handcuffed, not imprisoned even for a day. This is insulting for us who were arrested, detained and tortured during Martial Law,” dela Fuente told Bulatlat in an interview during a protest action, Sept. 20.

Dela Fuente, first vice president of SELDA, an organization of political prisoners, blamed the succeeding administrations after Marcos for not holding the family accountable for ill-gotten wealth and for gross human rights violations.

While victims of human rights abuses won the class suit in the US Federal court in Hawaii against the Marcoses and received compensation, Dela Fuente said the Marcoses have not been punished for their crimes.

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