University profs to Bongbong: Dictatorship is not 'golden age'
(philstar.com) - March 9, 2016 - 2:13am

MANILA, Philippines – Several faculty members from various organizations and universities stressed that the dictatorship of the late President Ferdinand Marcos was not the "golden age" of the country.

A group of educators, including professors from University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, released a statement on Tuesday in response to the claims of Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on his father's regime.

"Sa ganitong diwa, dapat magkaisa ang mga edukador at lahat ng mamamayan laban sa maling bersyon ng kasaysayan na ipinakakalat ni Ferdinand, Jr. at ng kanyang mga kaalyado. Malinaw ang mga pahina ng ating kasaysayan: mandarambong, human rights violator at tiwali ang diktadurang Marcos," the statement read.

The statement stressed that human rights violations during Martial Law were documented in the archive documents of the Commission on Human Rights, on the walls of the Monument of Heroes in Quezon City and in several books.

The faculty members vowed to continuously educate students and citizens regarding the "evils of dictatorship."

"Lagpas pa rito, nananawagan kami sa lahat ng mga mamamayan na magkaisa sa paghubog ng magandang bukas para sa lahat ng Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng matiyagang pagmumulat, pag-oorganisa at pagpapakilos sa kapwa mamamayan, upang mawalan na ng puwang sa ating bansa ang gloripikasyon ng diktadura at sa halip ay humugot ng lakas sa pagkakaisa ng sambayanan bilang tunay na tagalikha ng kasaysayan at pangunahing pwersang magdudulot ng mga positibong pagbabago sa lipunan," the statement said.

A total of 179 educators signed the statement refuting the claim of Marcos Jr.:

  1. Bienvenido Lumbera (Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines-Diliman/National Artist for Literature)
  2. Adjani Arumpac (University of the Philippines-Diliman/Mapua Institute of Technology)
  3. Adrian Romero (University of Santo Tomas)
  4. Allan N. Derain (Ateneo de Manila University)
  5. Allan Mesina (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  6. Aloysius K. Marana (Political Science Department, University of Santo Tomas)
  7. Alvin Campomanes (Department of Social Sciences-Area Studies Program, University of the Philippines Manila)
  8. Amado Anthony Mendoza III (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  9. Andrea Martinez (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  10. Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio (University of the Philippines-Mindanao)
  11. April Perez (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  12. Arcadio Malbarosa (De La Salle University-Manila)
  13. Aristotle Atienza (Ateneo de Manila University)
  14. Arnold Alamon (Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
  15. Aurora E. Batnag (Pangulo, Pambansang Samahan sa Linggwistika at Literaturang Filipino)
  16. Ayer Arguelles (De La Salle University-Manila)
  17. Belinda Espiritu (Arts and Humanities Division, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  18. Benjamin Marasigan Jr. ( De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde)
  19. Carl Marc Ramota (Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines-Manila)
  20. Carolina S. Pulumbarit (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  21. Carson Jeffrey Cruz (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  22. Celia Bonilla (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  23. Cheeno Marlo Sayuno (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  24. Cheryll Ruth Soriano (De La Salle University-Manila)
  25. Chester C. Arcilla (Department of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines-Manila)
  26. Christian Tablazon (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  27. Christine Bellen (Ateneo de Manila University)
  28. Clarissa V. Militante (Department of Literature/Communication, De La Salle University-Manila)
  29. Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles (Political Science Department, University of the Philippines-Manila)
  30. Cris Lanzaderas (University of the Philippines-Rural High School)
  31. Chuckberry J. Pascual (University of Santo Tomas)
  32. Crizel Sicat-de Laza (Departamento ng Filipino, University of Santo Tomas)
  33. Dana Lubang (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  34. Daniel A. Dela Paz, Jr. (Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines-Manila)
  35. Danilo A. Arao (Departmento ng Peryodismo, University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  36. David Michael M. San Juan (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  37. Don Emmanuel L. Nolasco (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  38. Dolores Taylan (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  39. Elena M. Ragragio (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  40. Edelina P. Dela Paz (Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila)
  41. Eden Regala Flores (De La Salle University, Manila)
  42. Edmund Centeno (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  43. Efren Domingo (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  44. Elyrah L. Salanga (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  45. Emmanuel Dumlao (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  46. Emmanuel C. De Leon (Philosophy Department, University of Santo Tomas)
  47. Ena Kamila Guerrero (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  48. Erlinda C. Palaganas (University of the Philippines-Baguio)
  49. Fanny A. Garcia (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  50. Feorillo A. Demeterio III  (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  51. Ferdinand Jarin (Philippine Normal University)
  52. Felix Muga II (Ateneo de Manila University)
  53. Fides del Castillo (Values and Religion Educators Association of the Philippines)
  54. Francis Gealogo (Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University)
  55. Frances Pauline Brillantes (De La Salle University-Manila)
  56. Francezca Kwe (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  57. Franz Giuseppe F. Cortez (University of Santo Tomas)
  58. Fructuoso Sabug (Ateneo de Manila University)
  59. Gary Devilles (Departamento ng Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University)
  60. Gene Alzona Nisperos (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  61. Genevieve L. Asenjo (De La Salle University-Manila)
  62. Gerald L. Latayan (De La Salle Lipa)
  63. Gerard Concepcion (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  64. German V. Gervacio (Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology)
  65. Glorife Soberano-Samodio (Director, Culture and Arts Office, De La Salle University-Manila)
  66. Greg T. Fabros (Retired Professor, Centro Escolar University-Manila)
  67. Hazel Medrano (University of the Philippines- Rural High School)
  68. Henry Francis B. Espiritu (Social Sciences Cluster, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  69. Ian Raymond B. Pacquing (Philosophy Department, University of Sto. Tomas)
  70. Ian Vincent Cavada Manticajon (Arts and Humanities Division, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  71. Iyra Buenrostro-Cabbab (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  72. J. Neil C. Garcia (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  73. James Uy (University of San Carlos)
  74. Jael Mendoza (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  75. Janflor Ullero (Humanities and Social Science Department, College of Arts, Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila)
  76. Jan Henry M. Choa Jr. (School of Multidisciplinary Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde)
  77. Jan Philippe V. Carpio (Film and Communication, School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde and St. Paul University of Manila)
  78. Janette Malata-Silva (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  79. Janine Dimaranan (University of the Philippines-Baguio)
  80. Jasper John Obico (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  81. Jeane Peracullo (De La Salle University-Manila)
  82. Jennifor Aguilar (College of Education, Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  83. Jickerson Lado (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  84. Joanne Manzano (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  85. Joel Costa Malabanan (Philippine Normal University)
  86. John Iremil E. Teodoro (Department of Languages, Miriam College)
  87. Johann Frederick A. Cabbab  (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  88. Jonathan Balsamo (Philippine Historical Association)
  89. Jonathan V. Geronimo (Departamento ng Filipino, University of Santo Tomas)
  90. John Kelvin R. Briones (Departamento ng Filipino, University of Santo Tomas)
  91. John Mervin Embate (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  92. John Romeo Venturero (Holy Angel University)
  93. Johnatan Pimentel (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  94. Jonelle Marin (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  95. Joselito D. Delos Reyes (University of Santo Tomas)
  96. Judy Taguiwalo (Retired Professor, University of the Philippines)
  97. Jun Simbulan (De La Salle Health Sciences Institute)
  98. Katherine Gonzales (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  99. Katrina Ross Tan (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  100. Kenneth Rey Recio (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  101. Laurence Marvin Castillo (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  102. Leslie Anne Liwanag (De La Salle University-Manila)
  103. Liberty Notarte-Balanquit (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  104. Mae Urtal Caralde (Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila)
  105. Marella Ada V. Mancenido-Bolaños (University of Santo Tomas)
  106. Maria Lucille Roxas  (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  107. Maria Teresa Trazona (Mapua Institute of Technology-Makati)
  108. Mariel Quiogue (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila)
  109. Mariyel Hiyas Liwanag (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  110. Mark Benedict Lim (Ateneo de Manila University)
  111. Mary Cita Hufana (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  112. Mary Grace R. Concepcion (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  113. Malu Santiago-Agustin (Philippine Normal University)
  114. Marie Abelyn Kwe (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  115. Masahiro Kobayashi (Bulacan State University)
  116. Matthew Ordoñez (Department of Political Science, De La Salle University-Manila)
  117. Mayette Q. Tabada (Arts and Humanities Division, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  118. Melania Lagahit Flores (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  119. Menelito P. Mansueto (Philosophy Department, University of Santo Tomas)
  120. Michael Pante (Ateneo de Manila University)
  121. Michael Charleston "Xiao" Chua (History Department, De La Salle University Manila)
  122. Mirylle Calindro  (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  123. Mon Karlo Mangaran (La Consolacion University of the Philippines)
  124. Moses Villanueva (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  125. Myfel Joseph D. Paluga (University of the Philippines-Mindanao)
  126. Nancy Kimuell-Gabriel (Gender Coordinator, University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  127. Oscar R. Diamante (University of Santo Tomas)
  128. Om Narayan Velasco (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  129. Pamela Custodio (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  130. Paolo A. Bolaños (Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas)
  131. Patricia Camille Villa (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  132. Pauline Gidget Estella (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  133. Paulo Benedicto C. Villar (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  134. Phoebe Zoe Maria U. Sanchez (Social Sciences Division, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  135. Peter Emmanuel Mara (Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas)
  136. Portia Placino (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  137. Rachel Katimbang (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  138. Rafael Saldaña (Ateneo de Manila University)
  139. Rain Garcia Chua (University of Santo Tomas)
  140. Ralph Lauren Alomia (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  141. Ramil B. Pellogo (Coordinator of the English Department, De La Salle Araneta University)
  142. Ramilito Correa (Pangulo, Sanggunian sa Filipino/Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  143. Ramon Guillermo (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  144. Raniel Reyes (University of Santo Tomas)
  145. Raquel Sison-Buban (Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  146. Ren De Grano (Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Alfonso)
  147. Reginald Vallejos (University of the Philippines-Manila)
  148. Regletto Aldrich Imbong (Social Sciences Cluster, University of the Philippines-Cebu)
  149. Renato C. Vibiesca (Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
  150. Reya Mari Veloso (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  151. Rhochie E. Matienzo, Department of Philosophy, UST
  152. Rhoderick Nuncio (Vice-Dean, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University-Manila)
  153. Rhoderick John S. Abellanosa (Social Involvement Coordinator, Senior High School-Ateneo de Cebu)
  154. Richard S. Lemence, (Institute of Mathematics, College of Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  155. Ricardo A. Clores (De La Salle University-Dasmariñas)
  156. Rita Recto Aranda (National University)
  157. Rocky Marcelino (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  158. Rolando B. Tolentino (University of the Philippines Film Institute)
  159. Romeo de la Cruz (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  160. Ronel Laranjo (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  161. Romel Daya (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  162. Rommel Rodriguez (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  163. Romualdo E. Abulad (Department of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas)
  164. Rogelio Braga (Department of Literature, University of Santo Tomas)
  165. Roselle Pineda (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  166. Rosette Anne Rogelio (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  167. Rowell Madula (Vice-Chair, Departamento ng Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila)
  168. Rose Roque (Department of Arts and Communication, University of the Philippines-Manila)
  169. Sarah Raymundo (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  170. Sofia Guillermo (College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  171. Shaunnah Ysabel Cledera (University of the Philippines-Los Baños)
  172. Silay Lumbera (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  173. U Eliserio (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
  174. Vladimeir B. Gonzales (University of the Philippines-Diliman)]
  175. Vasil A.Victoria (Ateneo de Naga University)
  176. Veronica L. Gregorio (Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila)
  177. Wennielyn Fajilan (University of Santo Tomas)
  178. Willian S.A. Frias (De La Salle University)
  179. Zarina Joy Santos (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

The following professors also expressed their strong opposition against the vice presidential bid of Marcos Jr.

Last week, more than 400 faculty members and formators from the Ateneo de Manila University released a statement condemning the "willful distortion" of the country's history.

The statement was in response to the call of Marcos Jr. that the judgment about his father's administration should be left to history teachers and students. – Patricia Lourdes Viray

RELATED: Ateneo profs condemn historical distortion of Marcos era

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