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Survivors of Torture Under Ferdinand Marcos Try to Stop His Son from Winning Philippines Presidency

HeadlineMay 06, 2022

In the Philippines, voters are headed to the polls Monday for an anticipated presidential election. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who was overthrown in 1986, appears to have a significant lead over current Vice President Leni Robredo, who’s in second place. Survivors of Marcos’s brutal two-decade regime are angered by his son’s candidacy and have recounted horrific details of what they endured under Marcos’s rule. This is a former political prisoner.

Cristina Bagawan: “The relatives proved that they were killed, summarily executed, tortured, their belongings taken from them forcibly, you know? So what more proof do you need?”

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