A story about Martial Law during the Marcos regime from a victim himself, Fr. Ben Alforque, Falsely accused of subversion. The story starts when he recounts when the military arrested him and he felt that he doesn’t own his life anymore. He cannot forget how his interrogators made him watched the gruesome acts of torture they did with the farmers.
His torturers even ask him to masturbate them and made him drink their semen. He was so devastated that he asked one of the torturers how could they do that inhumane acts. The torturer said that he could not also take what they were doing so they would have to drink alcoholic drinks to able to accomplish their jobs torturers.
Physical pain is very easy to forget but the pain from the conscience is the most painful. One of the most unforgettable experience was when Fr. Alforque assisted on the vigil mass inside their prison, his torturer came to him for the communion. It was very painful for him because he knows that person was the one who tortured him. The military finally released him but he knows that the Philippines is still a big prison of the Marcos Government.
A documentary about the true situation of Filipinos during the Marcos regime by the late Philippine Senator Jose W. Diokno. The late Senator narrated a documentary where it reveals the true situation of the Philippine economy during the Marcos dictatorship. As the founding chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, he exposes thousands of abuses committed by the Military under the Marcos regime.
Even ordinary people in rural villages were being murdered and massacred to show the people that nobody could do protest or conduct activities against the government. It also shows how the former First lady Imelda Marcos and the National Housing Authority manipulates the Filipinos on receiving housing benefits from the Marcos government.
The narrative documentary also reveals how Marcos hides the true situation of the government health programs by building state of the art urban health facilities while rural areas are being deprived of proper health care. The documentary ends with a strong message from the late senator who still believes that Filipinos can still get out from this sad situation by fighting for our freedom so we would be able to sing our own song again.
A short video entitled “Proclamation 1081: Martial Law” explains the Martial Law during the Marcos regime. It shows how the Philippines was stated under Martial Law that results to nationwide terror and chaos. It also shows how Marcos planned it all to stay his power over the Philippines.
Thousands of Filipinos were arrested, abused, tortured and killed to control all the activities of each and every Filipino. The poor, the rich, young and old, men and women, professionals and politicians, religious groups, large and small businesses, and even media are all controlled by the Marcos dictatorship.
All government agencies, institutes, and the judiciary systems are all under the Marcos government. The Military watched every Filipino’s activity and media are not allowed to report the actual events that are happening in the whole country. Martial Law has all the power to take all the freedom that we should always have.
Watch the full-length video of the burial of Ferdinand Marcos, 30 years after he fled the Philippines following a people power revolt
MANILA, Philippines – Kept from the eyes of the public, the hero’s burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was captured in a “same-day edit” video posted by his daughter, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Governor Marcos posted the full-length video on Sunday, November 20 on her Facebook page. A teaser was posted on Friday, November 18, with the hashtag #SalamatAPO.
Trinidad Herrera Repuno, a Martial Law victims re tells how she was tortured through electrocution by Manila Police. She starts her story when she was arrested near Katipunan in Quezon City during the martial law. She was asked if who were here colleagues and what group she belongs to.
She tells them that she belongs to a group from Zone One Tondo organization but they insist that she belongs to a communist group. She still remembers how she was tortured by an exposed wire cable attached to a telephone line. It was unbearable and painful when they trigger the wire because the other end was attached to her fingers, nipples, and genitalia.
It was still fresh from her memory because the whole experience still haunts here unto this day. She still remembers how she was treated like an animal and it made a remarkable impression in her that Marcos is not human because he wants the people to be disciplined and punished. She recounts her whole experience to remind the young generations that “Batas Militar” during the Marcos era is inhuman and violates humanity.
Cristina Pargas Bawagan, a Martial law victim recounts her experience during the Marcos era. Cristina was an active activist when she was arrested and tortured by the military. She remembers when she was arrested in Nueva Ecija because one of the soldiers had doubts on her being from the said province.
They searched her place and only found some documents and materials, then they brought her to a military safe house to interrogate her. She still remembers how she was tortured by hitting her hard at the ears, fondling her breasts and putting sharp objects inside her genitals.
The interrogation and torture continue until somebody called and inquired about her name, she suspects that her mother reported that she was missing so they finally stopped. After she was released, she even wrote a thank you note to a lieutenant who helped her during her imprisonment. Cristina recalls how she was treated well by the officer so she thought that even if she was a victim, one can also be kind and humane in times of war.