Karapatan Monitor for April to June 2023

FERDINAND MARCOS JR.: Successor of His Father’s Reign of Terror and Copy-Cat of Duterte’s Malicious Brutality

Marcos Jr.’s First Year of Terror

AFTER A YEAR IN POWER and fashioning himself like his father, Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has proven to be a virtual clone of his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte. Extrajudicial killings (EJKs), which were markers of the Duterte regime, have not only persisted, the policies that spur them are firmly in place, uninterruptedly terrorizing the people of this country.

Marcos Jr. continues to implement Duterte’s 2017-2022 National Security Policy that has engendered counter-insurgency programs and policies that resulted in numerous victims of EJKs.