A contemporary model of a propaganda track in the course of the Martial Legislation period was performed throughout a proclamation rally on Tuesday, February 8.
The track titled “Bagong Lipunan” was first launched on radio and tv stations throughout Martial Legislation as an anthem to trumpet the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr’s imaginative and prescient of a brand new society.
Many years after, a brand new model of it was performed in entrance of hundreds of Filipinos on the Philippine Area in Bulacan.
This time, the group danced to the tune of the track to help the dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who’s working for the presidency.
Marcos Jr’s working mate is Davao Metropolis Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio who was additionally current on the occasion.
After the track was performed, the host Toni Gonzaga claimed that the struggle is already over.
“Tapos na, could nanalo na, tapos ang laban. Buhay na buhay ang pagmamahal kay Apo Lakay Ferdinand Marcos,” Gonzaga told the viewers.
Except for the outdated track, OPM hit “Umagang Kay Ganda” was additionally carried out in the course of the proclamation rally.
The artists who carried out the track include Wency Cornejo, Dulce, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez and Randy Santiago.
The marketing campaign exercise was live-streamed on Fb that garnered practically 100,000 viewers.
Felipe Padilla De Leon Sr., Nationwide Artist for Music, was the composer of “Bagong Lipunan.”
The lyrics have been written by Levi Celerio, additionally conferred with the Nationwide Artist for Literature and Music.
De Leon additionally composed the same marching track known as “Bagong Pagsilang.”
He was commissioned by former first girl Imelda Marcos to compose each songs following the declaration of Martial Legislation in 1972.
“Bagong Lipunan” was later broadcast on all TV and radio stations all through the darkish regime.
Marcos Sr. successfully used music to espouse his imaginative and prescient for a brand new society or new republic by way of a motion known as the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL).
Marcos Jr.’s political social gathering bears its namesake.
The track’s constructive message was additionally an efficient device for the Marcos household to cowl up the killings, torture, excessive poverty and different urgent nationwide issues that occurred underneath Martial Legislation.
Years after the autumn of the dictatorship, it grew to become a chilling reminder to the regime’s victims and their family members.
How social media reacted
Following the proclamation rally, the identify “Bagong Lipunan” reached the trending listing of Twitter Philippines.
A number of Filipinos shared how listening to the outdated anthem once more stirred up unhealthy recollections.
“My dad and mom are speaking about how they nonetheless vividly keep in mind Bagong Lipunan and the best way the propaganda performed on the radio each single day,” one consumer said.
“Listening to the Bagong Lipunan brings again chills up my backbone. That jingle performed over n over once more throughout my childhood w/ Macoy and fam plastered on TV throughout Martial Legislation. Nothing however unhealthy, sad recollections,” one other consumer commented.
Different customers slammed the attendees who sang the hymn on the area.
“Bagong Lipunan Hymn was a FASCIST track. It performed as farmers have been massacred and activists have been tortured. To revive it as a ‘trendy rendition’ is the same as a neo-Nazi motion,” one activist wrote.
“Disgusting. They could as nicely dance on the victims’ graves,” one other consumer said.