MOVE ON. NEVER FORGET. There’s a huge difference between the two.
I was born after Martial Law and based on the history books I’ve read and the first-hand accounts of what happened, I’m glad I wasn’t born a decade earlier. The enormous debts, unexplained deaths, and scars still haunt us until today. And we’ll continue to experience these in the years to come. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how one person could do such damage to a nation. But sadly, he happened. Martial Law happened. More than thirty years ago.
MOVE ON? From the nightmares and pain, oh yes, we as a nation are trying and we’re fighting to be at peace with our past. But we must NEVER FORGET that, even though Marcos was technically “qualified” to be buried among our heroes, he will never be one. Never in our hearts.