(L-R) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (via PCOO); Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (via Bongbong Marcos FB page)
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang disagrees with the claims of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile that only one was executed and nobody was arrested under the martial law declared by the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
In an interview that was published by former Senator Bongbong Marcos, Enrile said that no one was killed and arrested due to their political and religious beliefs during the martial law era.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the laws created to compensate the victims of abuses clearly prove there were human rights abuses during the martial rule.
Roque also believes that Enrile’s claims cannot distort history.
“As far as the Palace is concerned, there are decisions affirming that there were grave human rights violations committed during the Marcos regime. There was even a law in Congress which provides for the compensation for victims of martial law,” said Roque.
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