“All those dark years, I kept a notebook where I poured my poems on missing home and being a child of different families who opened their doors to us and shared hearth with us.” – Luchie Maranan

“All those dark years, I kept a notebook where I poured my poems on missing home and being a child of different families who opened their doors to us and shared hearth with us.” – Luchie Maranan

Source: Humans of Pinas “Martial Law was introduced to me at gunpoint … an M16 rifle treacherously and arrogantly held by one of the soldiers of the raiding team that barged into our house like mad dogs on that fateful day in Baguio the summer of 1973....
“Mapalad pa ako dahil sa mga kilala kong “klasmeyt”, tuloy-tuloy na pagreport ng media, -di kami ginalaw o tinortyur nang pisikal, na di normal sa mga karaniwang detinido.”- Al Alegre

“Mapalad pa ako dahil sa mga kilala kong “klasmeyt”, tuloy-tuloy na pagreport ng media, -di kami ginalaw o tinortyur nang pisikal, na di normal sa mga karaniwang detinido.”- Al Alegre

Source: Humans of Pinas “Nasa grade school pa lang ako nung ipinataw ang Batas Militar noong 1972. Ang tanda ko noon ay mahigpit na curfew, ginugupitan ang mga nahuhuling mahahaba ang buhok, at ang walang-patid na broadcast ng slogan: “Sa ikauunlad ng bayan,...
Tsinelas

Tsinelas

Source: Humans of Pinas “September 19, 1987, remnants of Marcos rightist vigilantes managed to put a fatal bullet to Lean’s face that pierced through his head, killing him instantly. On his lap was a book on Italian Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci, which...
YBAÑEZ, Rolan Ylagan

YBAÑEZ, Rolan Ylagan

Source: Belle Valdz Rolan spent a simple and quiet childhood in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. His parents were government employees and the siblings were close to each other. In college, Rolan went to Manila and stayed with elder brother Larry in Cavite City. He liked...