So there was plunder after all committed by the Marcoses when the dictator and his family were booted out of the country.
For how else could a beautiful and bountiful country like the Philippines gone bankrupt and miserable if not for the diabolic deeds of the Marcoses.
Worse even is that this atrocious family took their own sweet time – 20 years – raping the country, leaving it bleeding and helpless and which to this day many are still crying for justice and retribution.
The reason why I am making these statements is that history has already pass judgment on the atrocities committed by the Marcoses in all manner, shape and form towards the country and its people, yet, until today, the only people that have denied ever committing plunder are the Marcoses themselves.
Perhaps what put the Marcoses in denial is the fact that they felt forgiven by the people already for their scandalous and outrageous misdeeds when they welcomed the disgraced family back and installed them, yet again, on their respective seats of political power.
So what does this tell the Filipino people, in particular, and the whole world, in general, that the Marcoses are now offering to return to the government some of the family’s disputed wealth, including “a few gold bars”, as announced by President Rodrigo Duterte?
Well, what else could it be but admitting and affirming the fact now that, indeed, oodles of money or otherwise was taken or stolen, if you may, consciously, yet surreptitiously, away that belongs to the country and the Filipino people.
What is distressing about this whole arrangement is that the Marcoses continue to show their patented arrogance as if they are doing the Filipino people a favor.
That disdainful attitude is even more glaring now in the light of Duterte intervening favorably with the Marcoses in the spirit of reconciliation.
Reconciliation, after the despicable leadership Marcos showed the Filipinos whom he was sworn to serve and protect?
And still the Marcoses have the gall to say that they haven’t done an injustice to the Filipino people during and in the aftermath of the brutal Marcos regime?
I had always put up good words for Duterte and I consider myself among the millions of Filipinos that gave him an overwhelming victory to lead the country.
But every time he cuddles the Marcoses I cringe for what he feels is not compatible with how majority of Filipinos feel about this wretched family.
Duterte should start realizing that he won the presidency because the Filipinos trusted that based on his ability and competence as a leader he could make a favorable difference in the lives of poor and struggling Filipinos, but definitely not a more favorable difference in the lives of the Marcoses.