Xiao Chua’s Xiao time special report features the real reason behind the controversial white walls in the poor communities during Martial Law. During the 1980’s, we know how the Marcos government build hundreds of infrastructure for the growing Philippine Economy.
However, by the time Marcos was in his second term as president, started stealing and hiding the people’s money so the economy starts flunking down. One particular event where the government builds long white walls along the poor community where the late Pope John Paul the II will pass during his visit in the country.
Even a famous songwriter Louie Ocampo wrote a meaningful song “Isang Dakot” where the lyrics are meant to mock the long white walls to hide the poor communities during the Pope’s visit. This only shows that the Marcos government had really made their way to lie about the true status of our economy.