Imee Marcos told US court – yes, Archimedes Trajano was tortured and killed but it’s none of your business
If Mapua Institute of Technology student Archimedes Trajano had been killed today and Ferdinand Marcos was still the President, newspaper headlines would be screaming –
College student snatched and found dead after questioning the President’ daughter
But no such headline came out after Archimedes Trajano’s lifeless body, bearing obvious signs of torture, was found on a road.
His parents were told he had gotten into a fight with dorm mates. Beyond his immediate family, friends and school – few knew the actual events that caused his murder and torture by military bodyguards of Imee Marcos.