Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani Jr. urged Filipinos on Thursday to be more vigilant in order to stop the “dark events,” which led to the declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972.
“Vigilance is the price of freedom, let us be vocal versus abuses,” said Bacani.
He noted it is “alarming” that many lawmakers in Congress are supportive of the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.
“Let us watch the House of Representatives. Many of them are behaving like tuta [lapdog] once again. That is a good preparation for dictatorship,” said Bacani in a Radio Veritas broadcast.
The bishop also noted the “violence” Filipinos experienced during the martial law years.
Martial law ended in February of 1986 through the military-backed EDSA People Power Revolution.