Appendix 4.1: Foreword, Ferdinand E. Marcos on Human Rights

Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies

Abstract


Dean Froilan Bacungan was one of the editors of Ferdinand E. Marcos on Human Rights, which consists entirely of excerpts from the Marcos (ghostwritten) oeuvre, classified under chapters with titles such as “The Right to Dissent” and “Human Rights and Economic Development.” Though the editors claim that this was produced of their own volition (with Marcos’s imprimatur), there are signs that the book was produced with the help of Marcos propagandists, e.g., the book’s cover is a painting by Andres Cristobal Cruz, a mainstay of Marcos’s propaganda group.

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