#ArawNgMagnanakaw trends on birthday of late former president Marcos

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Netizens called to remember atrocities under Ferdinand Marcos' administration during the late strongman's birthday amid Congress' recent call to declare it a holiday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 11) — Netizens called to remember atrocities under Ferdinand Marcos' administration during the late strongman's birthday amid Congress' recent call to declare it a holiday.

Over 13,000 tweets mentioned the topic #ArawNgMagnanakaw (Day of Thieves) on Friday, wherein some shared links to studies on the former president.

Marcos' term was marred by alleged stolen public funds and human rights violations with the 1972 declaration of martial law. His widow Imelda was found guilty of graft in 2018 over crimes during his regime.

This comes after the House of Representatives approved a bill that seeks to declare September 11 as a holiday in Ilocos Norte to honor Marcos. Senate President Tito Sotto said the measure will also likely hurdle the Senate.