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 …

A Reckoning for Desaparecidos

“We must work hard as a society to stop all forced disappearances.” In the fourth and final installment of this series featuring “Living and Dying- In Memory of 11 Ateneo de Manila Martial Law Activists” by Cristina Jayme Montiel, recounting the life stories of 11 Ateneans, we take a look at the life and times …