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A frat brother defends the institution.
 
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They were on the opposite sides of history-she was from a family of high-ranking Communists, he was the head guard of President Marcos. Divided by political beliefs, they never should have been together.
 
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Pete Lacaba shares what it's like to be tortured by your own government.
 
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One woman’s ruminations on sex flicks and the Filipino before, during, and after Martial Law
 
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Martial law actually began on September 22, 1972, at exactly 9:11 p.m.
 
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In "Leaving Baby," Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala writes about what it's like to grow up an orphan of Martial Law.
 
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"The British surrounded Fort Santiago.The battle for Manila had ended. The rape of Manila now began." Part 3 of "When Manila was Brutal, Bloody, and British"
 
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What an ill-conceived marriage proposal has in common with the Holocaust.
 
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"Now, at last, their great siege weapons were ready. At dawn on October 2nd, the battery opened fire. The cannonballs fell as thick as the rain, slamming into the fortress walls and the bastion of San Andres."
 
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The 1762 British occupation of Manila makes for a gripping, brutal war movie.
 
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On May 23, 2017, Police Senior Inspector Fredie Manuel Solar was murdered by members of the Maute Group. He was the first casualty of the Marawi Siege to have come from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
 
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A story about Mang Inasal, Shakey's, videoke, and con men-an American national, William Entriken, details his strange and terrifying encounter with local grifters.
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