Construction of martial law museum opposed

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A GRANDSON of Filipino patriot Gen. Miguel Malvar on Monday urged the government to stop constructing a martial law museum and build a war museum instead.

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Lawyer Jose Malvar Villegas, president of the Philippine-American War Foundation, said the government is spending millions of pesos for the construction of a martial law museum to promote awareness of the struggle against the alleged atrocities of the late strongman former President Ferdinand Marcos.

“Instead of spending millions in building martial law museum, government should build a Philippine war museum that will highlight the Philippine war versus foreign invasions conducted directly by foreign powers or indirectly by its neo-colonial surrogates,” Villegas said.

Gen. Malvar led Philippine forces against invading American expeditionary forces from 1898-1902.

Marcos loyalist Oliver Lozano earlier filed criminal charges against Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Jose Luis Gascon for initiating the construction of a P500 million martial law museum.

Villegas, president of the labor party Partido ng Manggawa at Magsasaka (PMM) said that he will support Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. if he joins the presidential derby next year.

“The PMM throws its support behind Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos presidential bid because he has proven his capability to fight foreign power intervention into Philippine affairs by opposing Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL),” he said.

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