Diary of Ferdinand E. Marcos

Feb. 13, 1973

1973 Marcos Diary Black Book_Page_029

 

1973 Marcos Diary Black Book_Page_030

 

…The dilemma of all the developing countries is still freedom in its traditional concept or survival.

Perhaps too simplistic but true. In our case survival (physically) from the anarchy, violence, and chaos of actual rebellion…

In our case, too, providentially, there was written into our constitution the power to proclaim martial law which would authorize not only an assurance of flexibility in eradicating the rebellion but of instituting reforms that would prevents its recurrence and create a new society…

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