QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau – Rappler is reporting that a “museum remembering the horror and state oppression under the brutal dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos “ is set to be built inside the University of the Philippines – “more than 30 years since the reinstatement of democracy.”
Expected to open by 2022, or the 50th anniversary of the martial law declaration, the museum will occupy 1.4 hectares of land inside the UP Diliman campus. Bong Bong Marcos, son of the late President, is already eyeing the museum as the site of his inauguration should he win the 2022 Philippine Presidential elections.
In the meantime, The Adobo Chronicles was given an exclusive peek into what the museum will feature once completed. This includes scale models of :
- The Philippine Heart Center
- The Lung Center of the Philippines
- Kidney Transplant Institute
- The Cultural Center of the Philippines
- Folks Arts Theater
- National Arts Center
- Bataan Nuclear Plant
- San Juanico Bridge
- Coconut Palace
- Food Terminal, Inc.
- A Kadiwa truck
- Batasang Pambansa
- A giant calculator that could add up the total length of roads, bridges, highways and irrigation systems built during the Marcos years
- Weekly performances of the U.P. Madrigal Singers, Pangkat Kawayan, Bayanihan Dance Company, Lea Salonga and pianist Cecile Licad
- A museum café featuring the nutribun
- A gift shop featuring OPM (Original Pilipino Music) recordings
- Free cans of Reno liver spread to all Museum guests
- A display of what remains of Imelda Romauldez Marcos’ shoes collection and Filipiniana ternos.
There will also be a nightly bonfire where copies of Raissa Robles’ book, “Marcos Martial Law: Never Again,” will be burned.