We’ve Been Brainwashed for 36 Years

Date updated: 3/30/2022

1. The greatest mind conditioning ever done to the Filipino people is instilling in our minds that the Marcoses are thieves who raided the nation’s coffers.

2. Look at these attached photos. If we judge them AS IS, these photos are neutral. These are just foreign bank accounts, nothing more.

How many Filipinos have foreign bank accounts? MANY, maybe including you.

Having foreign bank accounts is not wrong.

3 But what makes these photos wrong in the minds of the public is the meaning we add to these photos.
The meaning is: “Ah, grabe, magnanakaw talaga ang mga Marcoses”.
That meaning becomes our PERCEPTION AND PREJUDICE that owning these accounts are wrong.

4. Why do we have this perception and prejudice?
Because of the EFFECTIVE SUGGESTIONS AND MIND CONDITIONING of the media and the politicians that they are wrong.

5. In the last 36 years, the media and politicians conditioned us to think that when we see and hear “Swiss banks”, we AUTOMATICALLY JUMP INTO A CONCLUSION that the Marcoses are thieves and plundered the treasury.

6. This thinking process is illogical and extremely flawed because all we did was to ASSUME.
We’ve been conditioned to assume and to jump into a conclusion without asking questions and without demanding for proof kung talagang may ninakaw ba talaga sa atin.

7. Being wealthy is not wrong. Having foreign accounts is not wrong. You know what’s wrong? Stealing from the people is.

8. But in 36 years, has PCGG successfully proven in court that the Marcoses stole from the people? A BIG AND […]

Ninoy Aquino’s Trip to America for his Medical Treatment

On May 7, 1980, after the doctors at Philippine Heart Center diagnosed his ailment, Ninoy asked Pres. Marcos’ permission to leave for the U.S. for medical treatment.

On May 8, 1980, Pres. Marcos approved Ninoy’s trip to the U.S. with the First Lady facilitating it. Ninoy departed for America on the same day.

On the Philippine Airlines flight to Houston, Mrs. Marcos sent along cardiac specialists to make sure he wouldn’t get ill on his way to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

On May 26, 1980, Ninoy sent a cable to the president updating the latter of his condition, from when he was discharged from Baylor Medical City to going to San Francisco to spend time recovering, to his return to Dallas for a final check-up and his 6 to 8 weeks of physical rehabilitation therapy.

He added in his telegram, “However, if the President felt I should return to my Fort Bonifacio cell soonest, I shall forego the recommended physical rehabilitation therapy.”

In less than two days, on May 27-28 1980, General Fabian C. Ver, on behalf of the President, called up to say that Pres. Marcos had given Ninoy permission to take his time and go through with his physical rehabilitation therapy and that he can stay in American indefinitely.

Ninoy’s mother, Doña Aurora A. Aquino, also recalled about two weeks after his death:

“The late Minister [Carmelo] Barbero phoned Ninoy three days after his [Ninoy’s] operation, saying that, by order of the President, Ninoy […]

Who Was Primitivo Mijares and is “The Conjugal Dictatorship” Credible?


Marcos critics often cite Primitivo Mijares’ book, The Conjugal Dictatorship, and take this book as ABSOLUTE TRUTH about martial law.

Many of those who cite this book didn’t even read it, nor did they bother to research Mijares’ reputation as a KNOWN paid propagandist before and during martial law.

So, who was Primitivo “Tibo” Mijares?



“Mission cable confirms Primitivo Mijares, former Chairman, Media Advisory Council (abolished November 1974) and well-known Philippine columnist and Marcos apologist has, in fact, abandoned the New Society.

“Mijares’ moved not surprising to Manila community which recognizes him as a complete opportunist who recently was feeling the hot breath of martial law regime for certain recent extra-curricular activities.

“Allegedly, Mijares gambled away 50,000 dollars of GOP funds during a 1974 Las Vegas visit, misappropriated for personal use 7,000 dollars of the First Lady’s (Imelda) personal funds, and attempted to rape a well-connected Philippine Foreign Service secretary while in New York for the Trade Center opening, all of which accumulated to make the prospect of a return to Philippines decreasingly attractive.”

Wikileaks also revealed that Mijares received “financial inducements” from Marcos’ political enemies, the Lopezes.

Source: Wikileaks – Declassified Cable – 1975 February 24


Quoting RUBEN DIARIO, in this 1974 article, Managing the media Filipino style:

“The worst of these newspapermen were those who covered the House of Representatives, whose over-100 headline-hungry members were easy pickings for newsmen extortionists. The dean of these Congressional reporters was Mr. Mijares himself […]

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos 1987 Playboy Interview

Introduction by Interviewers Ken Kelley and Phil Bronstein:

Copyright (c) 1987, PLAYBOY

On a good day, Ferdinand Marcos rises with the sun, does a few stretching exercises and gazes out at his domain: a couple of acres of grass and flowers in the hills of Honolulu, with a decent view of Diamond Head. His wife, Imelda, wakes up a few hours later and prepares for her day: tending the rows of dark-red bougainvillaea she’s planted, pottering about in her garden–an assemblage of clay pots with plants from the homeland enclosed by a mesh of chicken wire. She then plans the day’s main events–lunch and dinner. The
rosary beads she fingers keep her constant company. Theirs is a classic study in bathos — how the mighty have fallen.

For 20 years, they ruled supreme as the president and first lady of the Philippines. Elected president in 1965, Marcos declared martial law in 1972 in the face of what he called “lawless elements” and the Communist-led insurgency and effectively turned his country into his own personal fiefdom. For 14 years, he consolidated his rule, resisting calls for fair elections, confident in his support by successive U.S. Governments, which were always eager to have a firm ally securing the two giant U.S. military bases in the Philippines.

As martial law stretched into the eighties, there were increased reports of systematic looting of the public purse and more and more disregard for human rights. Meanwhile, Marcos had named Imelda first governor of Metro Manila; she assumed vast control over […]

Guinness on Marcos: A Massive Propaganda

You know it’s a propaganda material when it WILLFULLY OMITS the second paragraph of what is written on the Guinness website.

Here’s what the second paragraph says:

“Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos fled to Hawaii, USA, in 1986, where the former president died. Imelda Marcos returned to the Philippines in 1991, and was found guilty of corruption in 1993. However, Imelda Marcos was cleared of all charges on appeal in October 1998. The Philippine Supreme Court acquitted her, setting aside a 12-year jail sentence. The decision – by a majority of 8-5, with 1 abstention – reversed a January ruling by the Supreme Court on her 1993 conviction by a lower court.”

This only means that there is no conviction against the Marcoses THAT PROVE they stole their wealth from the Filipinos. A crime of stealing needs to be PROVEN IN COURT and should not be assumed.

The Guinness entry is nothing but a political propaganda to sway public opinion. Now, it has been officially debunked.

Source: Guinness World Record

The Forgotten Letter of Doy Laurel to Cory Aquino

“It pains me to have to write this letter to the beloved widow of my childhood friend, Ninoy Aquino. But the truth must be told and I cannot avoid addressing this letter to a lady who happens to be President of the Philippines and who as such, cannot escape responsibility for the gross misgovernment of our Republic.” – Doy Laurel

Above is an excerpt from the forgotten letter of the late Vice President Salvador “Doy” H. Laurel where he said Cory Aquino was worse than Marcos.

The letter, dated August 13, 1988, revealed Doy’s disillusionment as the woman he had helped become President was leading the country down a perilous path.

It was a timely reminder of how the politicians of the era betrayed the people and allowed things to deteriorate to what they were then.

This is why people have chosen to forget Martial Law – because compared to the mess that Cory Aquino made of the government after she took over – to many it felt like jumping from the frying pan and into the fire.



“I write at a time of deep anguish for our people. And so I shall not burden you with undue sentiment. I shall go straight to the point.

You and I were called by Providence to serve at a turning point in our history. Our call to service was unique.

We had sought our people’s vote in an election, but they gave us something more in a bloodless revolution that was to astound the […]

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