‘Marcos victims should never be forgotten’

Source:  GMANetwork.com The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ surprise burial at Manila’s heroes’ cemetery was greeted with widespread street protests Friday by outraged students, martial law victims and politicians who likened the former president’s family to a “thief in the night” as the rest of the country quietly slept. Former President Benigno Aquino III, whose father … Read more

Martial law–‘grisly one-stop butcher shop for human rights abuses’

Source:  Inquirer.net THERE has never been a more opportune—or important— time to read about Martial Law. Between the current discussion on emergency powers or the debate over the possible burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, there has never been a greater need for explanatory reportage on what happened beginning … Read more

44 Years After Martial Law

Source:  PhilStar.com Having served a strongman dictator, the late president Ferdinand Marcos, former Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Francisco Tatad do not see incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte doing another martial law rule in the country. Enrile and Tatad were former defense and information Ministers, respectively, during the Marcos’ martial law regime in the country. Both … Read more

Women victims tell SC of Martial Law torture

Source:  Rappler.com Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno puts the spotlight on the Human Rights Victims Reparations Act during the oral arguments on a hero’s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos. MANILA, Philippines – Victims of horrifying acts of torture during Martial Law recounted their painful experiences before Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday, August 31. … Read more