VIDEO: Roque admits Enrile's martial law story WRONG; "Grave human rights violations were committed"

NEWS BY ABS-CBN: Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. cannot twist what happened during the martial law era under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the Palace said Monday.

In a tête-à-tête with Bongbong, Marcos' only son and namesake, Enrile claimed that "very few" of the dictator's critics were arrested during martial rule and that they were detained for "criminal acts."

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said laws and court decisions pertaining to the martial law debunk Enrile’s claims.

“As far as the Palace is concerned, there are decisions affirming that there were grave human rights violations committed during the Marcos regime. There’s even a law in Congress which provides compensation for victims of martial law,” Roque said in a Palace press briefing.

SOURCE: Palace: Enrile, Bongbong can't twist history; Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News; Posted at Sep 24 2018 12:43 PM; https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/09/24/18/palace-enrile-bongbong-cant-twist-history
NEWS BY RAPPLER: Former senators Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Juan Ponce Enrile cannot twist the history of Martial Law because court decisions as well as a law have been clear about it, Malacañang said on Monday, September 24.

"I don't think they can twist history when there's a law and when there are court decisions attesting to what happened during Martial Law," said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a media briefing.

Roque noted that a couple of weeks back, Malacañang even hosted members of the compensation board for Martial Law victims.

"So the position of the Palace is, we are implementing the law, and the law says there should be reparations paid to victims of Martial Law," he said.

SOURCE: Malacañang says Marcos, Enrile can't twist Martial Law history; Paterno Esmaquel II @paterno_ii Published 2:45 PM, September 24, 2018 Updated 3:33 PM, September 24, 2018; https://www.rappler.com/nation/212708-malacanang-says-bongbong-marcos-enrile-cannot-twist-martial-law-history

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