MUST READ: Teddy Locsin Slams with Official Gazette for twisting martial law history!
(UPDATED) Former Makati City Rep. Teddy Locsin Jr. has threatened to castrate the person behind the misleading Official Gazette post about the late President Ferdinand Marcos and his martial law regime.
“Using the O.G. To tell the truth that Mar was the govt candidate is one thing; to lie about martial law…I’ll just cut his dick,” Locsin tweeted. Locsin’s earlier furious tweet read: “Two Wongs don’t make a white. That fucker in O.G. tries that again I will make his mother eat his dick.” The Official Gazette earlier made a controversial Facebook post about Marcos and his presidency to mark his 99th birth anniversary on September 11. The photo caption included a short biography, his declaration of martial law “to suppress a communist insurgency and secessionism in Mindanao,” and his decision to step down “to avoid bloodshed” during the Edsa People Power revolution in 1986.
The Marcos post later generated online flak for disregarding the martial law abuses and other atrocities that occurred under dictatorial regime, prompting the Official Gazette to revise its caption twice.
The final OG post now reads: “Ferdinand Marcos started his political career in 1949 as a Representative of the Second District of Ilocos Norte. 10 years thereafter, Marcos was able to secure a seat as a member of the Philippine Senate in 1959 and was elected Senate President in 1963. Ferdinand Marcos became the 10th President of Philippines in 1965. He was the longest-serving President of the country for almost 21 years, declaring Martial Law in 1972 then went to exile to the United States in 1986 at the height of the People Power Revolution. He was succeeded by Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.”
A Palace official, meantime, denied the Official Gazette has revised history involving the Marcos regime. “The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines is the repository of government documents as stated by law. We are not in the business of revising history. We only convey what is documented in the official records,” Presidential Operations assistant secretary Ramon Cualoping III said in a statement posted on the OG Facebook page.
“We continually update materials to keep it as historically accurate as possible. The Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines is devoid of any political color and affiliations,” said the official.