Enrile apologizes to Martial Law exploited people
Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has changed his tune regarding the human rights violations committed during the Martial Law period under late President Ferdinand Marcos and has apologized to its victims.
Enrile, in an interview on One News PH, noted that he was not aware of the more than 11,000 victims of human rights violations who had claimed reparations from the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB).
Enrile then apologized to these victims.
“I’m not aware of that number. I must confess that the depth of my learning has not gone that far, but if there were that much which I do not know and subject to evidence… I’m sorry if I hurt anyone of them,” he said.
Enrile, 94, at that point conceded that human rights mishandles were submitted not just against those people who attempted to expel Marcos from power, yet additionally against resistance pioneers and columnists.
“On the off chance that there were individuals who were harmed, I’m sad that happened on the grounds
that I can’t control the general population. I perceive that there were individuals who mishandled their capacity.
I endeavored to keep anyone from being slaughtered or harmed,” he said.
In the interim, Enrile, who filled in as resistance serve amid the Marcos years, additionally demanded that he had never
denied that there were political captures amid the Martial Law time frame.
“I don’t recollect… Did I say that? Where? No, I didn’t state that. On the off chance that I said that possibly I’m in my unlucid interim,” Enrile said.
Met by Marcos’ child, previous Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in September, Enrile tested pundits to name anyone who was executed or imprisoned for censuring the administration amid the Martial Law years.
“Name me one that we executed other than [suspected tranquilize lord] Lim Seng. There was none. Name me one individual who was captured
as a result of political or religious conviction. None. Name me one individual who was captured essentially in light of the fact that they censured President Marcos. None,” Enrile said.
Pundits have censured Enrile for his comments.
Enrile is looking for an arrival to the Senate in the 2019 midterm decisions.