Still haunted by Marcos’ martial law

By  Winnie Monsod Source: GMA News   (Following is the transcript of the segment “Analysis by Winnie Monsod” which aired on News on Q on September 21, 2009. Prof. Winnie Monsod is the resident analyst of News on Q which airs weeknights at 9:30 p.m. on Q Channel 11.) Thirty-seven years after its imposition, and […]

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  • September 22, 2009
  • News

Humans rights victims under Marcos dictatorship

Source: GMA News   pisode on June 4, 2009 Thursday night after Saksi More than two decades have passed since former President Ferdinand Marcos was ousted from power but the shadow of his regime reaches to this day. Thousands are said to have been victims of human rights violations under his dictatorship. Among them are […]

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Being a reporter during martial law

Source: CMFR It wasn’t easy but it was worth doing it Being a reporter during martial law By Jenny Santillan Santiago HOW WAS it like to work as a journalist during martial law? I’ve been asked this question several times by mass communication students from different schools as part of their group assignments. “For me, […]

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Back to the Past: A timeline of press freedom

Source: CMFR A timeline of press freedom Back to the Past By Jose Bimbo F. Santos and Melanie Y. Pinlac IN TODAY’S fast-moving world, 35 years can be a very short time. It was not long ago that Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and put a stop to freedom of the press. But not many […]

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  • September 1, 2007
  • News

Taxpayers to shoulder Marcos debt until 2025 – Ibon

Source: GMA News   More than 20 years have passed since the late president Ferdinand Marcos was ousted, but governments after him continue to honor questionable debts his regime incurred. This was the lament of the militant think tank Ibon Foundation, which said Marcos’ debts will continue to haunt Filipino taxpayers for the next 19 […]

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  • April 7, 2007
  • News

What Martial Law was like?

Source:  HotManila.ph In 1972 Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law with Proclamation 1081. He did it, he said, to save the Republic and to create what he called a “New Society.” A whole generation of Filipinos now exists which only has the faintest recollection — if at all — of the Marcos dictatorship. Kids, this is […]

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