Category Archives: History

A Peek At The Martial Law Museum Set To Open In 2022

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
  • PICC
  • 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.

 

PNoy Tells Filipino People: I Told You So!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday expressed hope that the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.’s life would inspire Filipinos to live with “courage and patriotism.”

Duterte made the statement as he joined the nation in commemorating Aquino’s 37th death anniversary.
Reacting to the statement, former President NoyNoy Aquino thanked  Duterte for his kind words and made a comeback at Ninoy’s critics, saying:
”See what I’ve been saying all along? My dad was a patriot and courageous man.  Even Duterte says so.”
Meanwhile, The Adobo Chronicles just learned that Opposition Senators Risa  Hontiveros and Franklin Drilon have filed a resolution urging the government to transfer Ninoy’s remains to the Libingan ng mga Bayani, next to the remains of his nemesis, President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
We heal as one.

Maria Ressa’s Inconvenient ‘Truths’

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, recently convicted for cyber libel in the Philippines, is thought to be a wordsmith. She is often heard blurting out template lines like “the law is being weaponized” to curtail press freedom, or “a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth,” or her more recent (which was also used as title for a self-serving documentary about her) “Death by a thousand cuts.”

But is she?

Well, it doesn’t take a Facebook fact checker like Rappler or Vera Files to find out that many of her rhetoric are far from originals.

Her ‘thousand cuts’ have been titles of previous films and documentaries, and her ‘lies told a thousand times’ can be traced to Nazi Joseph Goebbels.

Who knows what else in her  treasure chest of one-liners have been lifted from previously-published literature or taken out of historical archives?

That’s the inconvenient truth about Time’s Person of the Year, and the vanguard of truth in journalism. Not to mention a “dealer in securities.”