THE ATENEO Martial Law Museum said late Wednesday that a recent interview of the son of the late dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos by a popular entertainment personality was an “attempt to whitewash (the Marcos family’s) human rights violations and (their) proven historical record.”
“No amount of propaganda spewed by the Marcos family and their supporters can erase the factual and proven disastrous effects of the Marcos regime on our country,” the museum said in a statement.
Vlogger and actress Celestine “Toni” C. Gonzaga-Soriano uploaded on her YouTube channel, which has over four million subscribers, the interview with Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. tagged as “The Greatest Lesson Bongbong Marcos Learned From His Father.”
The museum said that Mr. Marcos is only interested in returning to power in order to clean his family’s “disastrous” legacy by continuing to push a message that “erodes efforts to exact justice” from atrocities committed during Martial Law.
It invited the popular vlogger to speak to surviving victims and families of Martial Law, adding that the museum will be open to organize these talks.
Mr. Marcos said on Sept. 8 that he will eye a national position in the 2022 polls.
Ms. Gonzaga-Soriano has yet to issue a statement on the controversy. BusinessWorld has also sought for her comment but has yet to receive a reply. — Russell Louis C. Ku