Martial Law and media repression, a collective memory

Memory alone cannot be purely truthful – this is how the collective memory was pervaded by Marcos myth and propaganda Co-written with Bernardine de Belen When we hear of Marcos Sr.’s Martial Law, we are haunted by the voices demanding to never forget. What happened must remain engraved in our collective memory so that we …

Never again, never forget: The violent memory of Martial Law

To remember is to memorialize those who sacrificed their safety and personal lives so that future generations would not suffer what they did. Co-written with Bernardine de Belen September marks the anniversary of a turbulent, violent, and painful memory in Philippine history – Ferdinand E. Marcos’ Martial Law. This year, in particular, denotes the 50th anniversary …

Three brave women and the state

“A new layer of cruelty is added when we look at three women activists who were arrested recently despite their old age and illnesses.”

Heroes through the centuries until today

We normally associate National Heroes Day to commemorate the extraordinary virtues of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Antonio Luna, and scores of revolutionaries who gave up their lives or made extraordinary contributions to the struggle against Spain and liberate our people from the yoke of foreign oppressors. But in all phases of our national existence, whenever …

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