October 9, 2015

Historical Timeline

This historical timeline is still a work in progress.

Ferdinand Marcos became President

December 30, 1965

Ferdinand Marcos became President

Senator Ferdinand Edralin Marcos wins the Presidency against re-electionist Diosdado Macapagal.

Lapiang Malaya Massacre

May 21, 1967

Lapiang Malaya Massacre

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The Jabidah Massacre

March 18, 1968

The Jabidah Massacre

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First Quarter Storm of 1970

January 26, 1970

First Quarter Storm of 1970

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Notorious Barrio Self-Defense Units

June 27, 1970

Ferdinand Marcos publicly endorses the BSDUs, later to be known as Civilian Home Defense Forces CHDF.

Proclamation 1081

September 21, 1972

Proclamation 1081

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The Rolex 12

December 24, 1974

The Rolex 12

A wire to Washington DC talks about these 12 henchmen of Martial Law. Read more

Torture and murder of Archimedes Trajano

August 31, 1977

Torture and murder of Archimedes Trajano

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Macli-ing Dulag was murdered

April 24, 1980

Macli-ing Dulag was murdered

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Assassination of Domingo and Viernes

June 1, 1981

Assassination of Domingo and Viernes

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Dr. Bobby Dela Paz was murdered

April 23, 1982

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The Daet Massacre

June 14, 1982

The Daet Massacre

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The Bulacan Massacre

June 21, 1982

The Bulacan Massacre

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‘Fake’ Marcos Medals

August 2, 1982

Bonifacio Gillego had an expose revealing Marcos’ fake medals. Read more

Assassination of Ninoy

August 21, 1983

Assassination of Ninoy

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MV Cassandra and the Good Shephered Sisters

November 21, 1983

MV Cassandra and the Good Shephered Sisters

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Mayor Cesar Climao was murdered

November 14, 1984

Mayor Cesar Climao was murdered

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Fr. Favali was murdered

April 11, 1985

Fr. Favali was murdered

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Escalante Massacre

September 20, 1985

Escalante Massacre

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Lakbayan 1985

October 21, 1985

In 1985, a big rally was held in Manila highlighting the urgent demands of the peasantry. It was a five-day march called Lakbayan, originating from various points in Luzon and converging at Manila’s Liwasang Bonifacio. It would end on October 21. But the marchers never reached Liwasang Bonifacio. Just before noon of October 21, 1985, police forcibly broke into their ranks while they were at Taft Avenue. Emannuel Lazo was one of those shot to death by the police on this day.

The Comelec Walkout of 1986

February 9, 1986

The Comelec Walkout of 1986

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People Power Revolution

February 22, 1986

People Power Revolution

The People Power Revolution was a series of popular demonstrations in the Philippines against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos which culminated on February 22–25, 1986.

Founding of Bantayog ng mga Bayani

August 21, 1986

Founding of Bantayog ng mga Bayani

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Inang Bayan Monument and Wall of Remembrance

November 30, 1992

Inang Bayan Monument and Wall of Remembrance

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