Monthly Archives: September 2015

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE | Dictatorship’s victims urge rights board to hasten processing of claims

Source: MANILA, Philippines — Aging victims of the Marcos dictatorship are urging the panel tasked to process their claims for reparation to speed up its work, saying hardly anything has moved in the two years since the law granting them compensation was enacted. Worse, the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board will cease to exist […]

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What happened during Martial Law

Source: MANILA, Philippines —The Philippines commemorates the 43rd anniversary of former President Ferdinand Marcos’s declaration of martial law on Sept. 23,1972. During the full implementation of martial law under the Marcos regime, several institutions and media outlets were closed down, officials and citizens were arrested and there activists were killed. Martial law officially ended […]

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IN PHOTOS: 1980s strike at Globe Steel

Source: Rappler The Globe Steel strike in Cainta, Rizal, mounted by militant unionists in 1984, would last for 4 years – making it the longest worker’s strike in Philippine history, writes Susan Quimpo MANILA, Philippines – In commemoration of the dark years of martial law, declared on September 21, 1972, we are running excerpts from […]

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Fun run relives Martial Law experience

Source: Rappler The Great Lean Run honors the life of iconic UP student leader Lean Alejandro and commemorates the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law MANILA, Philippines – Do you remember the Martial Law years? On Saturday, September 19, Martial Law victims, human rights activists, and students of the University of the Philippines […]

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Moving on after martial law

Source: ABS-CBN MANILA – A martial law veteran and a University of the Philippines political analyst lament how people have moved on from the martial law era for different reasons. This, as the country marks the 43rd year since the declaration of martial law. Thousands of Filipinos were said to have fallen victim to human […]

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