President Benigno Aquino III said the family of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos should say sorry to the Filipino people for the atrocities committed during martial rule. Speaking at the presidential forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) on Tuesday, October 27, Aquino said that Filipinos would be open to forgiving the Marcos family for what former president Marcos did to the country during his tenure. “We are a forgiving people as a general rule. But they have statements that there’s nothing to apologize for,” said Aquino. Marcos’ son, senator Bongbong Marcos Jr, who is running for vice president, has repeatedly denied that president Marcos committed human rights abuses or amassed ill-gotten wealth while in power. In reaction to President Aquino’s statement, Senator Marcos said Aquino needs to “move on,” adding that the people have already forgotten martial law.