It seems another taxpayer-funded monument to “the heroism of human rights violations victims during martial rule in the Philippines from 1972 to 1986” will be built. Haven’t Filipinos had enough of “memorials” that divide rather than unite? It seems certain little cliques in Philippine society are bent on keeping Filipinos imprisoned in Martial Law Crybabyism.
The blurb on the website of The Freedom Memorial Museum, a flagship project of the Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission mandated by Republic Act 10368, carries on thus…
It shall revisit a period of tyranny that bred reformists, revolutionaries and freedom-fighters from among farmers and professionals, workers and academics, students and religious activists. It aims to build an experiential tapestry of lives, ideals, courage and determination of the victims and, in the end, the heroes of freedom.
Blah blah blah. Cutting to the main punchline…
It shall be a lasting symbol of the long-fought battle against authoritarian rule that culminated in the globally-acclaimed EDSA People Power revolt in 1986.
But of course. Another Yellowtard memorial. The trouble with Yellowtard memorials is that what these seek to immortalise all remain not only hopelessly debatable but acute partisan sore points that are epicentres of deep divisions in Philippine society. If a monument funded by taxpayers is put up on the most prestigious campus of the Philippines’ premiere state university, it raises the question around whether it will be representative of the broad public’s sentiment.
Quite predictably, members of the Yellowtards’ brains trust are ecstatic.
Hi all! May bagong museum na itatayo sa loob ng @Official_UPD (katapat ng CHED) to memorialize the martial law era. Ang tawag ay Freedom Memorial Museum.
— JC Punongbayan (@jcpunongbayan) June 30, 2019
This latest Yellowtard edifice erected on the grounds of an educational institution further adds to a vast portfolio of Yellowtard propaganda already infesting the system miseducating future generations of Filipinos.
According to a VERA Files report published by ABS-CBN News, the memorial was “launched on April 28, 2016, just before the presidential elections of that year.” Convenient, right? Just a little project snuck into the budget just before the collapse of all Yellowtardom just a month later that year.