Was Marcos really evil? This Marcos letter to Juan Ponce Enrile hopes to change your view of the strongman

While former President Marcos has been demonized as an evil dictator, but a letter that surfaced online allegedly written by Marcos shows otherwise.

The alleged Marcos letter written on April 17, 1973 was part of Juan Ponce Enrile’s memoir which made its way online after a netizen named Faith Cabanilla posted on it Facebook, giving social media a different look and the gentle and ‘humane’ side of the former strongman.

The memo was sent by the late President to Juan Ponce Enrile, the National Defense Secretary at the time of Martial Law.

Marcos was telling Enrile to “prevent the prisoners from transmitting secret messages as they have been doing. But let us treat them humanely.”

Read the full text below.

Sec. J. Ponce Enrile,

See to it that the detainees in Fort Magsaysay as well as those in Fort Bonifacio are given the amenities of life. I understand that their personal belongings, bible, prayer book, shaving kits etc. were taken from them. Mrs. Diokno claims that P4,000 was taken from her husband and not delivered to her; that her husband is kept in a room that is completely closed and treated oppressively.

Let us prevent the prisoners from transmitting secret messages as they have been doing. But let us treat them humanely.

Ferdinand Marcos

Credits to Juan Ponce Enriloe

The Marcos letter has been a shock to everyone, especially, those who grew up brainwashed by mainstream media that Marcoses are evil, the Aquinos are saints propaganda.

Marvin Roy Tudtud wrote: “Buti na lang talaga at may Facebook ngayon di katulad noon na kontrolado lahat ng kalaban kasi sila ang may hawak ng Media, Sa Radyo Tv Newspaper etc.”

Krizette Laureta Chu remarked: “Omg I don’t want to change my mind about Marcos. Is this real? So ano to? My whole life was a lie?! But someone is rewriting history. And also Imelda sucks talaga”

San Rey said: “That is why all against the Martial Law are doing their best to oppose PRRD. Some of the many truths are starting to be revealed.”

Edwin B. Andrada remarked: “That was actually my impression of him. He’s benevolent but such virtue led to his downfall as he was himself abused by the martial law administrator.”

Your reaction please!


Source: Juan Ponce Enrile


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