HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL TRUTHS ABOUT MARTIAL LAW IN THE PHILIPPINES

"It's good for Marcos that his family has his remains. Many of us, we don't have the bodies of our loved ones and we cannot even mourn their death."

Susan Quimpo of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation

Economics Of Martial Law

Were it not for Marcos, Filipinos today would have been richer

By MLC | November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: Rappler Millennials earning a monthly income of, say, P30,000 could instead be earning somewhere between P90,000 to P120,000 today The controversial burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani last week sparked a raging debate online about how the late dictator continues to affect Filipinos today. On the one hand, the … Read more

Marcos years marked ‘golden age’ of PH economy? Look at the data

By MLC | March 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: Rappler The notion of a ‘golden age’ of the Philippine economy under the Marcos regime, especially during its latter years, is a big, fat lie Thirty years after the first EDSA Revolution, many myths about the Marcos era are being deliberately floated around especially among today’s youth. Particularly alarming is the mistaken notion that … Read more

Historical Revisionism Of The Marcoses

Official Gazette draws flak for ‘historical revisionism’ on Marcos FB post

By MLC | September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Aya Tantiangco Source: GMA News   The Official Gazette of the Philippines drew flak on Sunday evening after posting a graphic commemorating the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ 99th birth anniversary, with some social media users accusing the government outfit of historical revisionism. On the graphic was a photo of Marcos with a quote from … Read more

Human Rights Violations Under Martial Law

‘We are twice victims of injustice’ – Martial Law victims

By MLC | February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Source:  Remate.ph ON THE 40th year of the imposition of martial law, victims of human rights violations under the Marcos dictatorship pressed on their fight for justice and indemnification as they rallied once more at the foot of the historic Mendiola Bridge. “We fought for justice under the dictatorship yet, 40 years later we are … Read more

‘Marcos victims should never be forgotten’

By MLC | November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  GMANetwork.com The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ surprise burial at Manila’s heroes’ cemetery was greeted with widespread street protests Friday by outraged students, martial law victims and politicians who likened the former president’s family to a “thief in the night” as the rest of the country quietly slept. Former President Benigno Aquino III, whose father … Read more

Marcos’ Martial Law: What happened to one torture victim

By MLC | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  News.ABS-CBN.com Everything happened 42 years ago, but the horrors he went through are still vivid in the memory of Boni Ilagan, a human rights victim during Martial Law. Ka Boni, as he is called by his peers, was a student at the University of the Philippines when former President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law … Read more

Martial law–‘grisly one-stop butcher shop for human rights abuses’

By MLC | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  Inquirer.net THERE has never been a more opportune—or important— time to read about Martial Law. Between the current discussion on emergency powers or the debate over the possible burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, there has never been a greater need for explanatory reportage on what happened beginning … Read more

44 Years After Martial Law

By MLC | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  PhilStar.com Having served a strongman dictator, the late president Ferdinand Marcos, former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Francisco Tatad do not see incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte doing another martial law rule in the country. Enrile and Tatad were former defense and information Ministers, respectively, during the Marcos’ martial law regime in the country. Both … Read more

Women victims tell SC of Martial Law torture

By MLC | August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  Rappler.com Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno puts the spotlight on the Human Rights Victims Reparations Act during the oral arguments on a hero’s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos. MANILA, Philippines – Victims of horrifying acts of torture during Martial Law recounted their painful experiences before Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, August 31. … Read more

Worse than death: Torture methods during Martial Law

By MLC | February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source:  Rappler.com During the Marcos regime, San Juanico Bridge did not just refer to the longest bridge in the country. It had a far more sinister meaning. (WARNING: The following illustrations may be graphic to some readers. Kindly view at your own discretion.) MANILA, Philippines – Liliosa Hilao, or Lilli to friends, was a consistent … Read more

MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS | ‘Needles under my nails’

By MLC | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: InterAksyon.com As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, InterAksyon.com posts a series of testimonies from human rights victims of the Marcos regime. Thousands of Filipinos were murdered, tortured, or disappeared in the 14 years the country was under a dictatorship. After the fall of the … Read more

MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS | ‘Their bodies were found early in the morning’

By MLC | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: InterAksyon.com As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, InterAksyon.com posts a series of testimonies from human rights victims of the Marcos regime. Thousands of Filipinos were murdered, tortured, or disappeared in the 14 years the country was under a dictatorship. After the fall of the … Read more

MARTIAL LAW VICTIMS | ‘After he was lured back to the Philippines, he disappeared’

By MLC | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Source: InterAksyon.com As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, InterAksyon.com posts a series of testimonies from human rights victims of the Marcos regime. Thousands of Filipinos were murdered, tortured, or disappeared in the 14 years the country was under a dictatorship. After the fall of the … Read more