Watch the video and see how these millennials were surprised about the stories of Martial Law.
Listen as the people of Samar share their horrid experience under Martial Law. The video is from a human rights oral history project called Stories of Heroism and Resistance.
Watch as Filipinos unite and show their opposition in a high-tech symbolic way against the burial of Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Coverage from Altermidya and CARMMA.
Watch this historic act of unity of the people, communities, schools, and universities in the Diliman Katipunan area against historical revisionism.
FLASHBACK to 27 years ago. Marcos vs. Manglapus, G.R. No. 88211, September 15, 1989, 177 SCRA 668. It is the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) Decision that law students are taught and recite on regarding “residual unstated powers” of the President. On this basis, the SC En Banc upheld President Corazon Aquino’s barring former President Ferdinand Marcos from getting his wish to return from his Hawaii exile to the country to die. The right to return to one’s country in issue then is certainly much more fundamental than the Marcos issue now at hand in the SC regarding his entitlement to be buried in the national cemetery of heroes, the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
Here are newly found pictures of Lorenzo Martinez Tañada, a man ahead of his time. A nationalist in the days when it was the norm to accept all things western as the universal standard.
This undated photo (probably 1966) of the Lapiang Malaya is from the archives of the Bantayog Museum.
The Bantayog ng mga Bayani was built to honor those who fought for justice and freedom. A wall inside the memorial center also lists down 250 names of heroes and martyrs. This report aired on CNN Philippines’ Headline News on August 31, 2015.
Martsa ng Bayan is an iconic song of struggle against the martial law regime. Composed by Jess Santiago in the 1980s.
Jess Santiago wrote Halina in the late 1970s as a narrative against the abuses faced by ordinary people in the hands of the repressive Philippine government during the darkest years of Martial Law.