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 of over 30,000 Filipinos.

Research and editing: Paterno Esmaquel II

Music: “Buhay na Inalay sa Bayan” from the musical “Lean,” courtesy of Gary Granada (

Photo grabs: Dr Ferdinand Llanes’ collection, as displayed in UP Likas’ exhibit, “Pakitang Gunita”; Boy Bagwis’ collection, as displayed in Karapatan’s exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta”; Nagkakaisang Progresibong Artista-Arkitekto and First Quarter Storm Movement’s collection, as displayed in Karapatan’s exhibit, “Himagsik at Protesta”

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