For us who have the faintest memory of the Marcos years, the closest thing to say would be that it's just like going back to Cory's time when the Americans were still here. With the spectre of a US-RP crisis looming on the horizon that will definitely come along with the trial of 5 or 6 (depending on the source of info) US Marines for the rape of a young girl from Zamboanga, one cannot just sit back and ignore it all.
By the way, I came across this photo during my search of something relevant to my topic today. This is a scene in Olongapo City. You can click on it to enlarge. This was taken in 1971. Heck, I wasn't even born yet!