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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Revisiting the ‘WE Forum’ raid, Martial Law and the Marcos war record

Source:  InterAksyon.com MANILA – On December 7, 1982, the Metropolitan Command Intelligence Service Group (MISG) on orders of President Ferdinand Marcos, raided the offices and printing plant of WE Forum, which had been most critical of the dictatorship. Arrested and jailed were more than a dozen staffers and columnists of the Mosquito Press trailblazer, led by publisher-editor Jose […]

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

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 […]

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Martial Law victims welcome settlement agreement

Source:  Remate.ph The Samahan ng mga Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), the organization of ex-detainees formed under Martial Law Period which led the 9,539 victims under the Martial Law period and initiated the filing of the historic class action suit against former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos and family, today welcomed the news on US […]

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Martial Law victims to Aquino: Enact the Marcos Victims Compensation Bill into law

Source:  Remate.ph MARTIAL Law victims led by the Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) today challenged President Noynoy Aquino to enact the Marcos Victims Compensation Bill into law as the nation commemorates the 40th year of imposition of Martial Law this month. “It should make for a categorical pronouncement and decisive action […]

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Finally, proof of Marcos’s abuses

Source:  ManilaMailDC.net Finally, victims of the iron rule of Ferdinand Marcos have official proof that the dictator did violate citizens’ human rights and caused great anguish and suffering among the people. Checks for $1,000 (equivalent to 43,200 pesos) have recently been distributed to a number of martial-law victims here. Eventually some 10,000 persons will receive […]

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COMMENTARY | The Philippine economy in the Martial Law years and 30 years After EDSA

Source:  InterAksyon.com These were some of the most enduring and awe-inspiring images of the past generation: multitudes praying, singing and demonstrating peacefully stopping armed soldiers and battle tanks. The Philippine People Power Revolution of February 1986 became a worldwide symbol of regime change through peaceful means. It would be an inspiration for the People Power […]

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Bill Filed To Remember Martial Law

Source:  Remate.ph BAYAN Muna Reps. Teddy Casiño and Neri Colmenares yesterday filed a bill that aims to keep alive the memory of those who stood up to the martial law regime, which lasted from September 21, 1972 to February 25, 1986. “The declaration of martial law 38 years ago on September 21, 1972 by former […]

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