Imee Marcos wants people to know their side of the story
The Marcos family has literally returned to Malacanang after more than three decades. Their patriarch former President Ferdinand Marcos served as the President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986 and it was because he declared Martial Law.
Human rights groups have been criticizing the Marcoses over the years because of the alleged abuse that made many Filipinos suffer. With the win of Bongbong Marcos, their critics fear that the powerful political family will revise history.
This was one of the questions that seasoned broadcaster Karen Davila raised during a recent interview with Sen. Imee Marcos on her ANC program Headstart. The lawmaker said that they do not intend to revise history but they want the people to know their side of the story.
“I don’t think that’s our effort at all, we will not revise anything, all we will do is to also make known, make public what we know our side of the story which we have perhaps been remiss in not telling simply because we were scared of the traditional media, of all the abuse, diatribe, the insult,” Sen. Imee stressed.
She also mentioned that the Len-len videos that she did with controversial director-writer Darryl Yap were her ways of addressing the issues. “I just couldn’t let it go. I would need to answer issues because a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth and that’s a dangerous proceeding,” the lawmaker said.
Senator Imee Marcos also stressed that it is important to answer issues and it is a good thing that satire is part of the political culture of Filipinos.
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