If it is true that there is a big disjuncture between those who persistently write and tell the wrongs of martial rule and those who could not yet fully connect to these tales written and told, then shouldn’t finding a way to narrow this gap become an essential phase in our political work?
Tags: Marcos dictatorship
“Don’t forget those who disappeared, whose mother died searching for his son, those who were tortured, those who were killed, the friends who were raped. Let us not allow anyone to erase them from our history.”
Undoubtedly, the mosquito press played a crucial role in informing the citizenry, which helped propel the movement to oust the late dictator.
“We must not stop because our aspirations then haven’t been realized yet. We need to continue fighting for freedom and true progress for the Filipino people.”
The conference aims to deepen the discourse about the martial law years and correct the twisted narratives being perpetrated by groups who want Filipinos to forget those dark years in the nation’s history.
By DEE AYROSO
By DEE AYROSO
“This is an affront to the Filipino people, who suffered because of the oppressive policies under Marcos and the plunder of the nation’s coffers.”
Tunay na may batayan ang kolektibong galit na dapat na nararamdaman ng mga mamamayan. Pero pinipilit ng mga nasa kapangyarihan na huwag gunitain ang nakaraan sa makatotohanang paraan. Una, mahalagang alyado ng mga Duterte ang mga Marcos. Ikalawa, pinipilit sikilin ang kultura ng aktibismo ng kabataan. Ikatlo, binabago ang interpretasyon ng kasaysayan sa kabila ng hindi maipagkakailang datos, partikular ang pagpapalayas sa mga Marcos sa Malakanyang sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalsa ng mga mamamayan noong 1986.
The honoring of heroes and martyrs took place amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats of crackdown on activists and declaration of a so-called “revolutionary government.”
“Be afraid, Digong because this is not the last.”