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Batas Militar Essay

  • Submitted by: michelletots
  • on March 6, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 541 words

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Martial Law, it is the imposition of military rule by military authorities. For me, Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law because the conditions or situations in the Philippines before he declared Martial Law were disordered and unstable. Protest and riots rock the capital, increase in the prices of gasoline and basic commodities, foreign control of the economy, graft and corruption in government, widening gap between rich and poor, not reform but violence, the political and economic crisis worsened, peso was devalued, unemployment rose, agriculture and industry slowed down for short Marcos let those happen and did not make a move to have a solution for the country’s problem. As a result, a conflict between Benigno Aquino Jr. and Ferdinand Marcos grew. Benigno Aquino Jr. became the mortal enemy of Ferdinand Marcos.
Based on the video we have watched, it is like Marcos made something that will like be his reason why he declared Martial Law. Based on the video, many improvements were made in his first term. He is considered as one of the brightest person in his generation because he was a top even if he was imprisoned but what happened is that he became greedy in power and doesn’t wanted to give up his position as the president of our country.
There are many changes brought about by Martial Law after its declaration. They said “Everything changes in the direction of progress.” Some of which are the removal of the police from mayors’ jurisdiction and put them under military, armed forces strength expanded, fired nearly six thousand government employment. The police and the military were famed for their brutality. Amnesty International estimates that under the Marcos regime 10,000 were jailed, 34,000 were tortured and 3,240 were killed. This proves that Marcos have too much power that poisoned his mind and make him more greedy. The Filipinos face so many struggled under Marcos’ dictatorship government.
I was amazed on how Benigno Aquino Jr. faces...

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