Poem written by Atty. King Rodrigo. Read during the Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes, Bantayog ng mga Bayani, November 30, 2016
The following account is taken from the narration of events given by participants Eddie and Alma Villalon, in an interview with Bantayog researchers Carrie Panaligan-Manglinong and Cathy Abrazado, August 2, 2013, in Escalante City. Escalante massacre, 31 years ago today It was September 20, 1985, and President Marcos had declared it to be a “Thanksgiving Read more about Escalante Massacre, 31 years ago today[…]
I hope in time our youth will come to admire figures like our senator, whose personal journey and devotion to the Philippines should serve as inspiration to our young people. And I hope that when the time comes, our youth will become the heroes of tomorrow, and the legends of the future.
What they really want is for us to forget the ugly past instead of facing it and doing something about it—they want us to forget the torture, the salvaging, the disappearances, the extrajudicial executions and assassinations, on top of the plunder of the nation’s wealth, the extortions, the larcenies and the acts of graft and corruption.
As iconic as Voltes V may have been during his time, Imao recognizes the fact that today’s generation may not be too familiar with the ‘70s Japanese animated series, and in the same vein, what took place during Martial Law.
Pol Medina Jr talks about Bongbong, Imelda, and Ferdinand in the following politically inspired Pugad Baboy comic strips which he made for Rappler.
Before you believe the notion that Martial Law had brought good to this country, make sure you have read these books.
When Trajano asked a question about Imee’s appointment as director of an organization, he was kidnapped, interrogated, and tortured to death by military intelligence personnel.