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A crash course on history, sans revisionism.
On the 21st of September in 1972, then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines. It’s been almost five decades since that dark day, and we commemorate those who fell victim to the atrocities of that time. Some would argue that ...
Two Americans secretly taped Marcos revealing the plot to retake Malacañang.
After the success of the EDSA People Power Revolution, Ferdinand Marcos and his family were forced into exile in the United States. On February 25, 1986, the dictator fled to Hawaii via Guam, where he would live out the remainder of his ...
A quick look at the impact of authoritarian rule on infrastructure, debt, GDP, inflation and the stock market.
To family and supporters of the former President Ferdinand Marcos, his declaration of martial law on September 23, 1972 (though he antedated the official document to September 21) remains a watershed event that ushered in what some of them consider to be ...
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Everyone knows 1972 as the year President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law over the land. But he was a busy guy, and while his legacy will forever be tainted by the bloody era that followed, Marcos was responsible for a lot of ...
Revisit the resistance of the past.
In the years leading up to Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of Martial Law, The Philippines Free Press was one among a handful of publications that were unrelenting in their critique of his administration. The Free Press published articles about social, political, and economic ...
In a pushback against perceived memory loss and historical revisionism, several institutions are reminding us of the truths about Martial Law.
Forty-five years ago, the Philippines was put under martial law by Ferdinand Marcos. From 1972 to 1981, Marcos’ military rule resulted in 3,257 extrajudicial killings, 35,000 individual tortures, and 70,000 were incarcerations, and at least 737 Filipino Desaparecidos or the Disappeared Ones. ...
Visit this museum, without having to leave home.
This month marks the late President Ferdinand Marcos' 101th birthday. There’s his 100th birthday celebration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, as well as a literary arts festival that includes talks, a poster-making contest, and a debate tournament.While Martial Law Era history has been ...
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