Press Release
November 10, 2016

Bam: Truth about Martial Law must still be taught in schools

Sen. Bam Aquino's push for truthful and objective Martial Law education in schools is one of the ways to move forward after the Supreme Court's decision to allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

"It's really disappointing but we will continue to work with DepEd on truthful and accurate Martial Law education. That's how we can move forward," said Sen. Bam, chairman of the Committee on Education.

The senator pointed out that the young people have to be informed about the human rights abuses committed during the Marcos' reign.

Sen. Bam stressed that only way the country can move on from this is if the Marcos family apologizes for their wrongdoings and return the money they have stolen from the country's coffers during the late dictator's rule.

"Moving on is fine pero kung titingnan mo, wala naman silang perang binalik. Wala namang pagpapapatawad na hiningi," said Sen. Bam.

Earlier, Sen. Bam denounced the SC decision, saying it focused only on technicalities and did not give weight on historical facts about what happened during the Martial Law era.

"Technically correct, pero historically wrong ang nangyaring desisyon," the senator said.

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