Duterte is the president of all: Doctor praises Duterte on the release of compensation for 4,000 martial law victims
Duterte supporter and a doctor, Lorraine Marie Badoy expressed thoughts over the released of the compensation for the 4,000 Martial law victims ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
It's already decades since the Marcos dictatorship but some victims of Martial law was still longing for justice. Many presidents had passed but they their achievement can't compare to President Duterte did over the 7 months.
Dr. Badoy said that during the reign of two Aquinos they didn't do anything for the victims of Martial law and not even made any actions for the Ferdinand Marcos not to buried.
In spite of she was also a protester of the heroes' burial yet, it has not been hard for her to feel bitter for Duterte because he accomplishes great things.
She said, "stuff that’s never been accomplished and that HAS put us on high ground. Stuff that matters to me–basically, getting the poor the much needed leg up so they get themselves out of the vicious cycle of poverty."
According to Badoy, aside from the financial they will receive, what the victims needed was the 'acknowledgment.' Which was also relayed by Duterte during his speech.
Lastly, she thanked Duterte for his effort and providing a justice to the victims.
Read his full statement:
For the longest time they waited, these victims of abuses by the Marcos regime.
It wasn’t enough that they’d been flogged, raped, tortured to within an inch of their lives, lost loved ones to the excesses of the Marcos regime.
And it wasn’t enough that as they waited, the Marcoses, architects of abuse in their lives, had not only flown back to the country they betrayed, but had managed marvelous and triumphant reinventions of themselves in the process.And these kababayan of ours were made to suffer through all these while not getting any acknowledgement of the abuses they had suffered from the Marcoses nor from the governments that followed after the Marcoses.
Didn’t matter one bit that 2 Aquinos had managed to get elected as president of this country. They just presumed, as we did, that Ninoy, having been one of the more prominent victims of the regime, would have made either mother or son a bit more motivated to pursue justice in behalf of the Filipino people.
Well, we all know what happened.
None of that happened. A most thoroughly unmotivated pair, this mother and son team. Ewan. EWAN.
And then quite suddenly, Rodrigo Duterte became president of this land and one of the first things he does (not even a 6 months into office) is give a sizeable portion of our population major grief by burying the despot in what a lot of us regard as hallowed ground.
And this has always been the thorn on my side where the President is concerned: how he views the Marcoses and the heinous part they played in our history. The bitter pill I have had to swallow to see through my slit, grim eyes and get back on board.
Fortunately for me, getting back on board with Digongmylabs has not been hard because he accomplishes great things—stuff that’s never been accomplished and that HAS put us on high ground. Stuff that matters to me–basically, getting the poor the much needed leg up so they get themselves out of the vicious cycle of poverty.
The Marcos burial at the LNMB wasn’t the deal breaker I thought it would be, as it turns out. Imagine that. Big surprise.
And as it turns out, the man who has made himself known from Day One is who he says he is: someone who is for the little guy and someone who will stand with with oppressed and try his best to take them out of this oppression.
(Sure, I’ve heard the usual ‘he is so anti-poor’ and I am not buying it. Not one bit. There is a reason he is beloved by the masa—and it is because he has done amazing things for us and we can see through pretenses and we see that Rodrigo Duterte is no fake. Fakery we’re so good at spotting because we’ve overdosed on it for DECADES.)
And here we are on the 7th month of his presidency and this man who thinks highly of the despot Ferdinand Marcos, is giving the victims of this butcher the biggest leg up any president has ever given its victims by ordering the immediate release of “initial” compensation for around 4,000 martial law victims under the Marcos dictatorship.
More than the money they will be given—which they need so badly as a lot of them are old and sickly, there is this one thing that is more precious to them and why it is they’ve fought this lonely battle for as long as they have:
The ACKNOWLEDGEMENT that injustices were done to them and their loved ones. And for which the President is greatly saddened.
And saddened to the extent that he has put the full weight of his Office into giving them the kind of justice that has eluded them all their lives.
“Yes, all these abuses happened and I am deeply saddened that they did and that you’ve had to wait for so long. Let me see what I can do for you.”
Indeed, the Duterte presidency puts its money where its mouth is. Wala nang endless ngaw ngaw.They have waited long enough.In some small but very real measure, today, Justice has been served.Thank you, Mr. President.
Dr. Badoy echoed same views from the netizens. Here's some of their reactions.
Paz Y Verdad Naluha po ako doc! Nakaktouch, totoo ito. The biggest thing that make us happy are those small things such as the empathy of our president sa mga nabiktima.
Jerome Jugos So after all these years...kaya nagrereklamo pa din yng victims ng martial law is that they never actually received the compensation...dekada 90 pa naibigay ng mga marcos yng danyos pra sa mga biktima...ngyn lng mairerelease...
Jonas Franza Marqueses Two aquinos became president are crying about the abuses under martial law but do nothing about mitigating the pain inflicted on victims. All they have is mouth full of shit... Buti nalang dumating is PDU30. Salamat po PDU30
Ramon del Prado Will the "Silent Majority" who became so noisy during the LNMB fiasco be true to their name and stay silent on this development?
Their silence will just expose their real agenda: not their projected consistency of being anti Marcos or pro human rights,
but their consistency of simply being anti Duterte, even when his actions are aligned with the good causes they have manipulated to cloak their malicious intents with.
Source: Dr. Lorraine Badoy