The big lie of Juan Ponce Enrile


"The memoir seeks to hide the atrocities committed by the Marcos fascist dictatorship and Enrile’s own role as martial law administrator in the arrest and illegal detention of hundreds of thousands and the torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of tens of thousands of Filipinos and Moros."

NDFP International Information Office
15 October 2012

The entire memoir of Juan Ponce Enrile is a big lie. It deodorizes the naked power grab of one faction of the ruling classes against another and the massive corruption and theft of national wealth by Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies, including Enrile. Enrile would like the people to believe that the martial law regime was benign but for the unmitigated greed of Imelda Marcos and Fabian Ver, which was supposed to have undone Marcos.

The memoir seeks to hide the atrocities committed by the Marcos fascist dictatorship and Enrile’s own role as martial law administrator in the arrest and illegal detention of hundreds of thousands and the torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances of tens of thousands of Filipinos and Moros.

But, even in law, Enrile loses credibility and integrity big time when he denies in his memoir faking his own ambush in 1972 after admitting this to the nation during the people’s uprising in EDSA in 1986 when he thought that he would not live through his bungled coup attempt against Marcos.

After the fall of Marcos, the ruling classes, especially Enrile, prevented the prosecution of human rights violators in the Philippines in an attempt to unite and thereby preserve the semicolonial and semifeudal social system.

Thus, the victims and survivors had to file the human rights case in the US. The evidence presented there proved beyond doubt the systematic and widespread violations of human rights under martial law.

If Enrile will have his way, a truth commission created by Noynoy Aquino under the auspices of the reactionary ruling classes will only serve to whitewash the crimes of Marcos, Enrile, Danding Cojuangco and others.

It will turn the oppressed and exploited under the unjust ruling system not the victims but the perpetrators of social and armed violence for their just rebellion against poverty, underdevelopment, lack of freedom, and social injustice.

The ruling classes of big landlords and compradors and their foreign masters have always sought to blame the people for the rulers own greed and rapacious appetite for power in preserving of the rotten ruling system.

Thus, Enrile’s challenge for certain persons and organizations to face him in a sham truth commission is false, deceptive and loaded in his favor. These persons and organizations cannot submit themselves to such a commission of the reactionary state that has refused to render justice to the victims of human rights violations under martial law and has prevented the indemnification of the victims in accordance with the court decision in the US.

One final word, for Enrile’s edification, his own government through the Manila city prosecutors’ office issued a resolution on 2 March 1994, dropping the charge against Prof. Jose Maria Sison on the Plaza Miranda bombing as something based on sheer speculation, contrary to the false claims of Marcos and Enrile himself that Prof. Sison and Senator Benigno Aquino masterminded said crime.

FOR REFERENCE:
RUTH DE LEON
Executive Director
NDFP International Information Office
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