Recommended Readings on Martial Law


Ma. Luisa De Leon-Bolinao, Ph.D.
History Department, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101

Abaya, Hernando (1984). The Making of A Subversive: A Memoir. QC: New Day.

Abinales, Patricio N. Can Communists Laugh? Recalling Vanishing Leftist Ditties of the Marcos Era. Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV) 63, No.1 (2015), 131-52.

Aguilar, Filomeno Jr. V. Political Conjuncture and Scholarly Disjunctures: Reflections on Studies of the Philippine State under Marcos. Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV) 67, No.1 (March 2015), 3-30.

Ambrosio, Dante (2008). Pangangapa sa simula ng Martial Law. Sa Lumbera, B., Taguiwalo, J., Tolentino, R., Alamon, A., at Guillermo, R. (mga Patnugot), Serve the People: Ang Kasaysayan ng radikal na kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (pp. 114-121). Lungsod Quezon: IBON Foundation, CONTEND at ACT

_______  (1998). Ang kalayaan at ang tradisyon sa pahayagang radikal sa Pilipinas.

Sa Navarro, A.M., & Palad, R.V. (mga Patnugot). Tayabas: Pagmumulat sa Kasaysayan, Himagsikan at Sentenaryo (pp. 179-191). Quezon City: Limbagang Pangkasaysayan

_ (1994). Militanteng kilusang manggagawa sa Kamaynilaan, 1972-1982: Paghupa, pag-ahon, pag-agos. Philippine Social Sciences Review 51, 147-190.

(1990). Mga awit sa likod ng rehas na bakal. Ang Saysay, 2(6), 20, 18.

_ (2010, March 9). Batas-Militar (1972-1986), Unang Bahagi.

_ (2010, March 9). Batas-Militar (1972-1986), Pangalawang Bahagi.

_ (2010, March 9). Batas-Militar (1972-1986) Pangatlong Bahagi.

_____(2010, February 23). Pahayagang UG.

_ (2009, October 16). Welga ng La Tondeña at Kilusang Anti-PD 823.

Amnesty International (1976). Report of an Amnesty international Mission to the Republic of the Philippines 22 November-5 December 1975 (2nd Ed.). London: AI 1977.

Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights (1983). The Philippines Authoritarian Government, Multinationals, and Ancestral Lands. London: Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights.

Aquino, Belinda (1999). Politics of Plunder: The Philippines Under Marcos. QC: UP NCPAG

Arguillas, Carolyn (ed) [2002]. Turning Rage into Courage: Mindanao Under Martial Law. Davao: Mindanews Publications.

Bailen, Agnes (1998). The Odyssey of Lorenzo M. Tañada. QC: UP Press.

Bautista, Victor Felipe. The Pervert’s Guide to Historical Revisionism: Traversing the Marcos Fantasy. Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV) 66, No.3 (2018), 273-300.

Bello, Walden (1977). The Logistics of Repression and Other Essays: The Role of the US Assistance in consolidating the Martial Law Regime in the Philippines. Washington: Friends of the Filipino People.

Bonner, Richard (1988). Waltzing with A Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy. NY: First Vintage Books.

Brillantes, Alex Bello (1987). Dictatorship & Martial Law: Philippine Authoritarianism in 1972. QC: Great Books.

Brillon, Cherish Aileen. Darna Movies in the time of Martial Law: National Trauma and Historical Memory. Philippine Studies Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV) 67, No. 2 (June 2019), 213-238.

Burton, Sandra (1989). Impossible Dream: The Marcoses, The Aquinos, and the Unfinished Revolution. NY: Warner Books

Canoy, Reuben R. (1981). The Counterfeit Revolution: The Philippines From Martial Law to the Aquino Assassination. Manila: Philippine Editions.

Cariño, Ledivina V (1976). Personnel Policies and Bureaucratic Behavior under Martial Law. Manila: UP College of Public Administration

Cimatu, Frank and Tolentino, Rolando B. (eds.) [2010]. Mondo Marcos: Writings on Martial Law and the Marcos Babies. Pasig: Anvil Publications.

Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship (2001). Memory, Truth-Telling, and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship (Proceedings). QC: ADMU Office of Research and Publications

Constantino, Renato (1988). Distorted Priorities: The Politics of Food. QC: Foundation for Nationalist Studies.

Crisol, Jose M (1980). The Armed Forces and Martial Law. Makati: Agro Print and Publishing House

De Guzman, Mila (2016). Women Against Marcos: Stories of Filipino and Filipino-American Women who Fought a Dictator. SF: California Carayan Press.

De Quiros, Conrado (1997). Dead Aim: How Marcos Ambushed Philippine Democracy. Pasig: Foundation for Worldwide People Power.

Doyo, Ceres (2015). Macli-ing Dulag: Kalinga Chief, Defender of the Cordillera. QC: UP Press.

Ellison, Katherine W. (1988). Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Fuller, Ken (2011). A Movement Divided: Philippine Communism, 1957-1986. QC: UP Press

Gaspar, Karl (1988). You are not Forgotten! Symbols during Martial Law. Manila: Socio-Pastoral Institute.

Guevarra, Dante (1995). History of the Philippine Labor Movement. Manila: Rex Book Store.

Hayter, Teresa (1971). Aid as Imperialism. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Hilsdon, Anne-Marie (1995). Madonnas & Martyrs: Militarism and Violence in the Philippines. QC: ADMU Press.

Lacaba, Jose (2003). Days of Disquiet, Nights of Rage: The First Quarter Storm & Related Events. Pasig: Anvil Publications.

Lahoz, Manuel C. (2017). Of Tyrants and Martyrs: a Political Memoir. QC: UP Press

Lico, Gerard (2003). Edifice Complex: Power, Myth, and Marcos State Architecture. QC: ADMU Press.

Llanes, Ferdinand (ed.) [2012]. Tibak Rising: Activism in the Days of Martial Law. Mandaluyong: Anvil Publications.

Maglipon, Jo-ann (ed.) [2012]. Not on Our Watch: Martial Law Really Happened; We Were There. Taguig: LEADS-CEGP 6972

Maisto, John F. The Philippines and the US Diplomacy from Marcos Martial Law (1972) to People Power (1986). Filipinas: Journal of the Philippine Studies Association Vol 1 (2017), 24-41.

Manapat, Ricardo (1991). Some Are Smarter Than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism. NY: Aletheia Publications

Marcos, Ferdinand (1978). Five Years of the New Society. Marcos Foundation.

Martin, Jocelyn. Martial Law as Philippine Trauma: Group Culture, the Sacred, and Impunity in Three Memoirs. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV), Volume 66, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 453-480.

McCoy, Alfred (1999). Closer than Brothers: Manhood at the Philippine Military Academy. Manila: Anvil Publications.

____  (1994). An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines. QC: ADMU Press.

Mendoza, Ronald U., Bertulfo, Donald Jay, Cruz, Jerome Patrick D. From Megaproject to White Elephant: Lessons from the Philippines’s Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV), Volume 66, No. 3, September 2018, pp. 335-374.

Mijares, Primitivo (2017). The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. QC: Bughaw

Montiel Cristina and Evangelista, Susan (2005). Down from the Hill: Ateneo de Manila in the First Ten Years of Martial Law, 1972-1982. QC: ADMU Press.

Montiel, Cristina (2007). Living and Dying: In Memory of 11 Ateneo de Manila Martial Law Activists. QC: ADMU Press.

Muego, Benjamin N. (1988). Spectator Society: The Philippines under Martial Rule. Monographs in International Studies. Southeast Asia series no. 77. Athens: Ohio University Center for International Studies

Navarro. Raul Casantusan (2014). Musika at Bagong Lipunan: Pagbuo ng Lipunang Filipino: 1972-1986. QC: ADMU Press.

Navera, Gene Segarra.  Metaphorizing Martial Law: Constitutional Authoritarianism

in Marcos’s Rhetoric (1972–1985). Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV), Volume 66, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 417-452.

NHCP (2015). Ang Mamatay nang Dahil sa ‘Yo: Heroes and Martyrs of the Filipino People in the Struggle Against Dictatorship, 1972-1986 (Volume I, II). Manila: NHCP.

Ortiz, Pacifico A. (ed.) [1980]. Not By Bread Alone: Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference dialogues on Human Development under Martial Law. Manila: Bishops-Businessmen’s Conference

Pedrosa, Carmen Navarro (1987). The Rise and Fall of Imelda Marcos. Manila: Bookmark.

Pimentel, Aquilino Jr. (2006).  Martial Law in the Philippines: My Story. Mandaluyong: Cacho Publishing House.

Pimentel, Benjamin Jr. (2006). UG An Underground Tale: The Journey of Edgar Jopson and the First Quarter Storm Generation

___  (1991). Rebolusyon! A Generation of Struggle in the Philippines. NY: Monthly Review Press

Pison, Ruth Jordana (2005). Alternative Histories: Martial Law Novels as Counter-Memory. QC: UP Press

Quijano de Manila (1981, 2013). Reportage on The Marcoses, 1964-1970. Mandaluyong: Anvil Publishing.

Quimpo, Susan and Quimpo, Nathan (eds.) [2012]. Subversive Lives: A Family Memoir of the Marcos Years. Mandaluyong: Anvil Publishing

Rempel William C. (1993). Delusions of a Dictator: The Mind of Marcos as Revealed in his Secret Diaries. Boston: Little Brown

Robles, Raissa (2016). Marcos Martial Law: Never Again. QC: Filipinos for a Better Philippines, Inc.

Rocamora, Joel (1994). Breaking Through: The Struggle Within the Communist Party of the Philippines. Pasig: Anvil Publishing

Romulo, Beth (1987). Inside the Palace: The Rise and Fall of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. NY: G. P. Putnam

Rosenberg, David (1979). Marcos and Martial Law in the Philippines. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Rutten, Rosanne (ed.) [2008]. Brokering a Revolution: Cadres in A Philippine Insurgency. QC: ADMU Press

Salonga, Jovito (2000). Presidential Plunder: The Quest for the Marcos Ill-Gotten Wealth. QC: UP Center for Leadership, Citizenship, and Democracy

_______ (2001). A Journey of Struggle and Hope: The Memoir of Jovito R. Salonga. QC: UP Center for Leadership, Citizenship, and Democracy

Santos, Soliman Jr. and Santos, Paz Verdades (comp. and eds.) [2008] SDK, Militant but Groovy: Stories of Samahang Demokratiko ng Kabataan (SDK). Pasig: Anvil Publishing

Sarmiento, Abraham F. (2001). Dissent and Resistance. QC: UP Press Saulo, Alfredo (1990). Communism in the Philippines. QC: ADMU Press.

Scalice, Joseph. A Planned and Coordinated Anarchy: The Barricades of 1971 and the “Diliman Commune.” Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV), Volume 66, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 481-516.

Seagrave, Stephen (1988). The Marcos Dynasty. NY: Fawcett Columbine. Stern, Tom (2012). Nur Misuari: An Authorized Biography. Mandaluyong: Anvil

Tadem, Teresa S. Encarnacion. Technocracy and the Politics of Economic Decision Making during the Pre–Martial Law Period (1965–1972). Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (PSHEV), Volume 63, No. 4, December 2015, pp. 541-573.

Tan, Samuel (2010). The Muslim South and Beyond. QC: UP Press

Thompson, Mark R. (1996). The Anti-Marcos Struggle: Personalistic Rule and Democratic Transition in the Philippines. QC: New Day

Tolosa, Benjamin Jr. (ed.) [2011]. SocDem: Filipino Social Democracy in a Time of Turmoil and Transition, 1965-1995. Pasig: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

UP CMC (2012). Mga Awitin sa Panahon ng Martial Law. QC: DZUP UP CMC (2012). Martial Law Literature. QC: DZUP

UP Diliman Main Library (1998). The Philippine Radical Papers: A Subject Guide. QC: UP Press

US Amnesty International (1984). Human rights Violations in the Philippines: An Account of Torture, Disappearances, Extra-Judicial Executions, and Illegal Detention. NY: Amnesty International

Vitug, Marites and Gloria, Glenda (2000). Under the Crescent Moon: Rebellion in Mindanao. QC: Ateneo Center for Social Policy and Public Affairs.

Vizmanos, Danilo (2003). Martial Law Diary and Other Papers. QC:

Ken Warren, James F. A Tale of Two Decades: Typhoons and Floods, Manila and the Provinces, and the Marcos Years. The Asia-Pacific Journal Volume 11, Issue 43, Number 3, Oct 21, 2013

Youngblood, Robert L. (1990, 1993). Marcos Against the Church: Economic Development and Political Repression in the Philippines. QC: New Day