Filipinos gear for Marcos Centennial

Ngayon lunes ay gugunitain ng taong bayan ang 100th birthday o centenary ni dating pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM).  Ipinanganak si FEM noong September 11, 1917 sa Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.  Ang kanyang mga magulang ay sina Mariano Marcos at Josefina Edralin.

Ang celebrasyon ay sinimulan na ng lalawigan ng Ilocos Norte noong September 6, 2017 kung saan ginanap ang dalawang araw na “Marcos Pa Rin! Literary and Art Festival” na ginanap sa Robinsons Mall – San Nicolas.  Ang naturang aktibidad ay ginanap upang bigyang halaga ang mga “achievements” ni dating pangulong Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Credit: Marcos Centennial FB page.

Ayon kay Ilocos Norte Tourism Officer Aian Raquel:

“This is our first attempt to encourage the scholarly and academic appreciation of the Marcos era, and there will be more activities like this here in Ilocos Norte and other parts of the country during the centennial year.  W

e are a very historical province. We should all be students of history; be appreciative, knowledgeable, and inquisitive about our history.”

Schedule of Activities

 

Ginanap din kahapon ang “The North Rembers: Marcos 100” forum kung saan inimbitahan sina:

  • Prof. Clarita R. Carlos of the University of the Philippines
  • Prof. Antonio P. Contreras of De La Salle University
  • Dr. Jaime C. Laya, former minister of budget and of education, culture, and sports during the FEM presidency
  • Atty. Estelito Mendoza, a former solicitor general and minister of justice, member of the Batasang Pambansa (1984-1986), and former governor of Pampanga.

Ayon kay Governor Imee R. Marcos:

“Sa palagay ko, sentimental journey ng ilang mga dating cabinet members. It should be interesting, and then of course, ‘dap-ayan’ style—the older generation teaching the younger. We have some participation from the school kids as usual, who are interested in finding out about the past.  Naging issue na naman, higit sa lahat, ang martial law.  Ano yung martial law noon at ano yung martial law ngayon. Ang haba na ng panahon, naging relevant na ulit dahil ito na naman ang problema ng Pilipinas, pabalik-balik (ang tinutukoy niya ang issue sa New People’s Army at Moro Islamic Liberation Front).  Kailangan sigurong pag-aralin yung nangyari dati para makausad naman sa kinabukasan.”

Inaasahang ngayong lunes, September 11, araw mismo ng birthday ni FEM, gaganapin ang “Marcos Centenary Commemoration” sa Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) sa Taguig City.

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