Toni binuweltahan ng Ateneo Martial Law Museum dahil sa ‘Bongbong vlog’, mas dapat daw interbyuhin ang mga biktima
Bongbong Marcos at Toni Gonzaga
HABANG sinusulat namin ang balitang ito ay wala pang sagot ang Kapamilya TV host-actress na si Toni Gonzaga sa open letter ng Ateneo Martial Law Museum tungkol sa naging interview niya kay Bongbong Marcos.
Dismayado kasi ang nasabing digital museum na matatagpuan sa School of Social Sciences ng Ateneo de Manila University matapos mapanood ang vlog ni Toni kung saan naging guest nga nito ang dating senador.
Ayon sa AMLM, ang panayam ni Toni sa anak ng dating diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos ay nakadagdag lamang sa, “Marcos family’s attempts to whitewash their human-rights violations and its proven historical record.”
Nakasaad din sa opisyal na pahayag ng Ateneo Martial Law Museum ang pag-imbita nila sa aktres na kausapin din ang mga biktima at ang mga “surviving families” ng Martial Law regime.
Narito ang ilang bahagi ng open letter nila para kay Toni:
“Dear Ms. Gonzaga,
“We are the Ateneo Martial Law Museum, a digital museum housed in the School of Social Sciences of the Ateneo de Manila University. Our mandate is to teach the public about our history under the Marcos regime, and to take a stand against attempts to undermine our democracy through the distortion of our dark past under the Marcos regime.
“Many of those working against these distortions have already expressed their disappointment and disdain over your decision to invite Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. to your show. Let us articulate where this disappointment comes from and what you can do about it.
“Inviting the son of a murderous and corrupt dictator of our country to your show benefits no one and pushes back the struggle to gain justice from the atrocities committed by the Marcos regime and against historical revisionism running rampant amongst our people.
“Your show has contributed to the Marcos family’s attempts to whitewash their human rights violations and its proven historical record. Marcos is a lying clout chaser, desperate to change public opinion about historical facts as he has neither history nor truth to his side,” ayon pa sa AMLM.
“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.
“Your show presented Bongbong Marcos as an amiable and approachable figure. This is also an outright attempt at whitewashing. Mr. Marcos is not and will never be ‘ordinary’ or ‘one with the people,'” sabi pa sa open letter.
Paalala pa nila sa actress-vlogger, “Celebrities should use their platforms, influence, and privilege in order to aid the progress of the common good. Helping build a more just society means that we hold the corrupt and the murderous to account and deprive them of the means and platforms that normalizes and whitewashes these figures and behaviors.”
Sa huli, inimbitahan nga nila si Toni na maglaan din ng panahon para makausap ang mga biktima ng Martial Law sa bansa, “May we invite you to instead talk to the victims and surviving families of the Martial Law regime? The Ateneo Martial Law Museum stands ready to facilitate your encounter with the victims of Martial Law and with the truth.
“In fact, we think that hearing their stories and struggles will be much more inspirational for your audience than talking to anyone from the Marcos family. These are the stories that celebrities and influencers should strive to popularize and disseminate as they are exemplary models of how we can strive to create a better country for everyone.
“In the first place, the only reason why we are able to pursue our creative pursuits in a free society today was because of their sacrifices. We owe a lot to those who sacrificed their lives in order to fight for our freedom and democracy.
“We really do hope that you will take this opportunity to talk and listen to the real heroes who suffered and fought against the Marcoses.
“Our lines will remain open to you and your team should you choose to initiate this process. If other creators would also like to heed our call, our lines remain open to collaborate with you as well.
“The Ateneo Martial Law Museum
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University.”
Bukas ang BANDERA sa magiging sagot ni Toni sa isyung ito. Ngunit naniniwala kami na pagbibigyan din ng aktres ang panawagan ng Ateneo Martial Law Museum sa ngalan ng balanseng pamamahayag.
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