Category Archives for "Martial Law Stories"


By: Ruben Carranza Source: Facebook “She is described as a demure, quiet-spoken woman who served Imelda Marcos in New York as a personal, confidential aide. What the new Philippine Government would like to know is where she is and exactly what it was she did. “Vilma H. Bautista, a $3,000-a-month first secretary at the Philippine […]

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Martial Law Stories: Remembering

By: Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon Source: Positively Filipino It’s funny what one remembers. My friend Tony Tagamolila was the Collegian editor-in-chief. I no longer recall any of the feisty editorials he wrote and I cannot tell you what moves he made at the Diliman campus to make him a legend there, but Tony got himself elected […]

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Do not begrudge me my burial at Libingan ng mga Bayani. It was my dying wish, even though this fiction has been manufactured by my family to advance their political agenda, in which I no longer have an interest or stake. After all, I am dead… Dead as the remains of my bust at Tuba, […]

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Curfew a throwback to Marcos era

Source: PCIJ   LAWYERS are denouncing the imposition of the five-hour curfew following the standoff between mutineers facing coup d’etat charges and government forces in Makati City this afternoon, saying it was unlawful and a clear violation of the Constitution. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a curfew imposed from 12 midnight to 5 a.m. Friday. The […]

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By Jonathan de Santos Source: NewsLab   The Philippines was not a regional military power during the Marcos years but neither was it the weakest, with the Armed Forces of the Philippines saying it “was one of the most well-equipped militaries in Asia” at that time. According to a 2004 paper by Andrew Tan for […]

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By Patricia Lourdes Viray Source: NewsLab Former President Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in 1989, three years after fleeing the country. This gave the Philippine government three years to criminally prosecute the ousted dictator for his crimes against the Filipino people. However, there is no record that Marcos had been criminally convicted. Former Supreme Court […]

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Research by Kristian Javier Source: NewsLab   Ferdinand Marcos had the dream of becoming the most powerful Filipino, even admitting that he wished to have a military dictatorship long before he declared martial law as president of the Philippines. He planned his steps like a general would, leaving no stone unturned. Primitivo Mijares, who […]

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