Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime were to blame for what happened to them
The Cagayan politiko made the remark during his interview with CNN.
The 94-year-old said there was an internal conflict among progressive groups during the Marcos regime.
“They blamed us for some of this like Plaza Miranda bombing.They blamed me, they blamed the government. I lost an election because they blamed me but we did not do that,” Enrile claimed.
“Second, I’m sorry that some of them got hurt but they started it. They wanted to topple the government of the people, elected by the people or installed by the people,” he added.