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Bonifacio Ilagan, a left-wing activist who was detained and tortured during Marcos’s rule, told an online news conference that Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid may be the family’s final attempt to retake power “and to completely turn history upside down.” One of the longest-held martial law detainees, 83-year-old ex-journalist Satur Ocampo, asked Filipinos to take to heart a “never again” attitude and actively oppose a Marcos return to the presidency.