the 1973 Constitution of the Philippine Republic that the Prime Minister as the
Commander-in-Chief may declare Martial Law under the same conditions, “in case of
invasion, insurrection or rebellion, or imminent danger thereof, the public safety requires
it. This proclamation also suspended the Writ of Habeas Corpus, this suspends the
human rights of an accused person to be fight for what he believe is right in front of an
authority, but instead his fate depends upon the attitude of the President towards him.
On the first days of this proclamation, I believe the country responded well, because
they also believe that the Philippines is sick, rebellion against the government has been
in power in some rural places and communist armed forces are trying to invade the
nation. But I also believed that the authority who is Ferdinand Marcos during that time
exceeded to his limitations as the head of state.
During the Martial law, Marcos amended the constitution for several times and I believe
he used this for his own good. Democracy has been ceased and no news opposing the
Marcos administration can be seen in broadsheet and even in the broadcast media
such as radio and television, they also put into closure those media stations that attack
the wrong doings and failures of the Marcos administration. They put into prison those
people whose only objective is to say what they think is right and what they think is best
for the nation. Democracy and human rights has been violated during this time, not to
mention the allegations of corruption and violation of its own constitution has been
brought to President Marcos.
I certainly believed that during the Martial Law era, not to mention the good things that
this proclamation brought to us such as discipline, obedience and loyalty to the one who
is in power. This proclamation of Martial law has... [continues]
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