Claim: Plaza Miranda, Rano Massacre were handiworks of the CPP-NPA-NDF, necessitating the declaration of Martial Law.
Rating: PARTLY FALSE
This post, shared with us through our tipline, claims that the Rano Massacre and Plaza Miranda bombing were both acts of the CPP-NPA-NDF, and Martial Law was a necessary recourse.
This is Partly False.
The CPP-NPA-NDF has admitted to the Rano Massacre aka Digos Massacre (https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19890628&id=gzlSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TzYNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1421,6089521&hl=en) though they said that they were fired at first by the anti-communist vigilantes.
However, the Plaza Miranda bombing has never conclusively been proven to be an act of the CPP-NPA-NDF, with the CPP-NPA-NDF never officially taking credit for the bombing unlike the Rano massacre (http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article3097).
The Ranos massacre occurred in June 1989, when the Marcos-declared Martial Law was already over.
Historians have had reason to believe that the Plaza Miranda bombing which happened in 1971 was a false flag operation (https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=RmMCmvYBQtMC…), especially since then-Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile and Deputy Armed Forces Chief Fidel Ramos admitted to the attempt on Enrile’s life being a false flag operation (https://www.upi.com/…/Enrile-and-Ramos…/1656509432400/).
Given the doubt surrounding the actual origins of the events, it is unclear at best that Martial Law was indeed a necessity that benefited the country.