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REMOTO CONTROL | Memories of Martial Law

Source: InterAksyon.com   (Writer’s note: The following are excerpt from my novel, Wings of Desire, to be published by Anvil first quarter of 2014). Sssssh. Ahhh, that sound, how can I forget that sound? Dusk had fallen by then, and we were home. Papa always told us to be home as soon as the chickens […]

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[News@1] Xiao Time: Martial Law, Ariel Ureta at Voltes V

Xiao Chua’s Xiao time made a special report of how did the Martial law stopped showing several violent cartoons on TV. One particular cartoon that we remember is Voltes V, which is very popular with kids during the 1980’s. A certain Catholic personality was not happy with violent scenes so she calls out the president […]

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  • September 25, 2013
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FAST FACTS: The Marcos Cabinet

By Michael Bueza Source : Rappler.com   (2nd UPDATE) After the ouster of Marcos via People Power in 1986, some of his Cabinet officials remained in the political scene, while others started or continued their business careers. 22 Cabinet members are still alive MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – On Sept 21, 1972 – 41 years […]

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Imelda Marcos: Style icon, for better and worse

By: Carol Ramoran Source: Rappler.com She upheld the ‘true, good, and beautiful’ – amid the ugly realities of martial law MEMORIES. Imelda Marcos revisiting her shoe collection in 2001. AFP: Joel Nito/AFP MANILA, Philippines – “I was born ostentatious. They will list my name in the dictionary someday. They will use ‘Imeldific’ to mean ostentatious […]

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Martial law? Never again!

Source: Rappler I was 17 years old and a sophomore at the University of the Philippines when the country descended into the long night of martial law, a period in our history that would last more than a decade but leave a lifetime of scars and memories. One evening in September 1972, a group of […]

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