Crispin Maslog on Marcos dictatorship corruption, abuses during Martial Law

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The Balitanghali interview with Professor Crispin Maslog. Image: GMA News

Communications professor Crispin C. Maslog has made a series of warnings about “Martial Law amnesia” in the Philippines in newspaper columns and now in a television programme, Balitanghali.

His latest criticisms in the programme titled “Deklarasyon ng Martial Law” (Declaration of Martial Law) are of the period 1972 to 1981 when many human rights violations were carried out after dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law on 21 September 1972.

Marcos was ousted by a peaceful Filipino “People Power” mass revolution that began in 1983 and ended in 1986.

Some critics draw parallels with the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, less than three months into a six-year term of office.

Balitanghali is the daily noontime newscast of GMA News TV anchored by Raffy Tima and Connie Sison.

Dr Maslog is a former journalist with Agence France-Presse and communication professor at Silliman University and University of the Philippines Los Baños.

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He writes widely on media issues and contributes columns to Asia Pacific Report.

The interview is bilingual in Tagalog and English.

For more videos from Balitanghali, visit www.gmanetwork.com/balitanghali.

News of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines on 21 September 2016. Image: Philippine Sunday Express
News of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines on 21 September 2016. Image: Philippines Sunday Express
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