Martial law: This time 40 years ago

Source: Rappler What happened in the hours leading to the announcement of martial law 40 years ago? The Palace recounts blow by blow MANILA, Philippines – While on paper, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law on September 21, 1972, he actually announced this to the nation on September 23. In an essay, the […]

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Xiao Time: Paggunita sa mga biktima ng Martial Law

Xiao Chua’s special report on Xiao time to commemorate the people who suffer from Martial Law 40 years ago. This special report commemorates the victims of Martial law like the first political detainee who died within camp crame, Liliosa Hilao. At the height of the Martial law historical killings and tortures, Liliosa was arrested while […]

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  • September 21, 2012
  • Video

Marcos jewels to be finally shown?

By: Carlos Santamaria Source: Rappler.com   ‘We are not looking to exhibit the Marcos jewelry as the Philippine version of the crown jewels. We are looking at it to convey historical lessons…that these were assets that were products of plunder of ill-gotten wealth.’   CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND TIARA by British designer Catchpole & Williams […]

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Martial Law torture victim recalls how a gun felt in his mouth

By Amanda Lago Source: GMA News   The man that faced the crowd at the launch of the Martial Law memorial exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta,” last Sept. 14 was charismatic and jovial, beaming with an easy, inviting kind of confidence that befits a man of his position. It didn’t register then that Bayan Muna party-list […]

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  • September 21, 2012
  • News

How Martial Law helped create the OFW phenomenon

By  Andrei Medina and Veronica Palumbarit Source: GMA News   First of two parts For decades, the Philippine government has claimed it does not have a labor export policy, even as the country has become one of the world’s top sources of foreign workers. As of last year, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) says there […]

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  • September 21, 2012
  • News

Martial law and stifled freedoms

Source: Rappler How was it to live under Martial Law? Rappler looks back at the gloomy 9-year period MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines marks the 40th anniversary of martial law on Friday, September 21. Rappler looks back at the period characterized by the muzzling of the press, the stifling of basic freedoms, and the arrest […]

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Remembering martial law: 7 lessons from Hitler

Source: Rappler I have been severely criticized for allegedly defending Adolf Hitler. I have explained that my interest in Hitler is not to emulate or idolize him, but to learn important lessons from his life and the events of World War II. As an amateur historian, I have been severely criticized for allegedly defending Adolf […]

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