READ: Atty. Bruce Rivera's message to his fellow Martial Law Victims

A martial law victim posted his sentiments on his Facebook account which is a new taste of opinion from the victims.

Bruce Villafuerte Rivera narrated in his post about his experiences during the Martial law era and opened his sentiments saying that people should not act as if they are the only victims of Martial Law.

Bruce was born on September 30, 1972 days after Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law, and her mother endured walking kilometers since there was an imposed curfew before.

“Lumaki ako sa Magsaysay, Davao del Sur kung saan nakikita namin sa sapa ang mga bangkay na nakalutang dahil sinalvage ng PC-INP dahil isang mabangis na infantry ang naassign sa Davao nung panahong un. Ilang beses nawawalan ng baboy ang lolo ko dahil binabaril muna nila bago hingin sa kanya,” Bruce continued.

He continued his story saying her grandmother nearly went to jail for being a NAMFREL volunteer in 1986 during the Snap Elections.

“Totoo ang Martial Law sa akin. I have lived it,” he added.

Meanwhile, despite these facts Brude said he will not oppose the idea of Marcos burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

“Kasi pagod na akong maging biktima. Nakita ko na walang nagbago matapos nating patalsikin ang pamilya Marcos. Nakita ko na walang nagawa ang dalawang Aquino na naging Presidente na bigyan ng hustisya ang pagkamatay ni Ninoy at ibalik ang sinasabi nilang nakaw na yaman. Ni hindi nga nila binago ang batas para siguruhin na hindi talaga mailibing si Macoy duon,” Bruce exclaimed.

On his post, he shared his experiences during the time of Martial Law. And some netizens agreed on what Atty. Rivera's post.

He also said why he want Marcos to be burried in LNMB and telling his fellow Martial Law victims to move on. Also, he suggested on his post to change the name of the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

His post went viral and has already 414 shares, 2.7k reactions and 56 comments while writing this article.


Rivera also said he had seen how the Ilocanos love Apo for they only witnessed the good side of it unlike the people in Cebu and Davao who witnessed the cruelty of Martial Law.

He gave an advice to his fellow victims saying “Move on na tayo. Kasi mas nasasaktan akong nakikita ang simbolo ng batas militar na hindi pa nililibing. Baguhin na lang siguro natin ang pangalan ng libingan tulad ng pagbago natin sa MIA to NAIA.”

The said post was published on November 9 which have reached 4,500 reactions on facebook from netizens.

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Which is true! Why not just move on as Atty. Rivera said? He is also a victim of Martial Law just like you.