As Bongbong Marcos brings his vice-presidential campaign to Baguio City, the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMMA) reminds the people of the North to never forget martial law, and to say No to Bongbong Marcos.
The Marcos Bust at Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet has long been a symbol of the Marcos dictatorship in Northern Luzon. During the martial law period, Ferdinand Marcos built a huge bust of his face along the mountainside of Taloy Sur, ala Mt Rushmore. The land of the people of Taloy Sur was grabbed to make way for the Marcos Park with the bust overlooking the cottages, golf course and other structures.
After the EDSA 1 revolution and the fall of the dictatorship, the Cordillera People’s Alliance met with then President Corazon Aquino, and among the demands that were met was the return of the land to the people of Taloy Sur. There was a big celebration at the Marcos Park and the bust was festooned with streamers proclaiming the success of the people’s struggle against the dictatorship.
Shortly thereafter, the bust was exploded as a rejection of the people of the North of the Marcos dictatorship. Now the son refuses to apologize for the sins of martial law that he was also part of.
CARMMA will revisit Taloy Sur and hang streamers on the demolished Marcos Bust on April 15, 2016 to coincide with Bongbong’s arrival in Baguio City to proclaim NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW! NO TO BONGBONG MARCOS!
Joanna K. Cariño
Chair, Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainee Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto – Northern Luzon
CP no. – 0998 557 2971