Martial Law activists call on youth to remember horrors of dictatorship

PROGRESSIVE groups marched to Mendiola last Wednesday, September 21, to mark the 44th year since dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law and to press their opposition to talk of another military rule in the country.

Martial Law survivors and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultants narrated their torture under Martial Law and called for the release of current political prisoners numbering more than 500.

First Quarter Storm Movement chairperson Bonifacio Ilagan said that tyranny has not been completely eliminated by the ouster of Marcos in 1986. Read more

‘Never again to Martial Law’ survivors say

SURVIVORS of Martial Law marched to Mendiola last September 21 to press their demand for justice on the 44th anniversary of its declaration.

They were joined by recently-released National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultants who themselves were victims of the Marcos dictatorship.

The activists also reiterated their opposition to the burial of the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Read more

Ang Libing, a skit on the planned burial of Marcos at the ‘heroes’ cemetery

Karatula, originally the cultural group of Kabataang Makabayan (KM), performs the short skit “Ang Libing” by Bonifacio P. Ilagan at forums and protest actions.

A celebrated playwright, Ilagan was one of the earliest members of KM. He was arrested and tortured during Marcos’s Martial Law. His sister Rizalina was abducted by Marcos’s troops in the 1970s and remains missing to this day.

Ilagan is a convener of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacanang (CARMMA). Read more

Martial Law victims file petition vs Marcos burial as hero

Martial Law victims filed a petition before the Supreme Court yesterday opposing President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery of Heroes).

The petitioners said that the Philippines will be a laughing stock of the rest of the world if a president it ousted in 1986 for his gross human rights violations, corruption and immorality would be honored as a hero 30 years later.

Marcos is set to be buried at the cemetery in September. Read more

Women survivors talk about Martial Law

Four elderly women Martial Law victims in Central Luzon talk about the dictatorship and Senator Ferdinand Marcos’ run for the vice presidency.

CARMMA holds own sortie vs Marcos

Volunteers of the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (CARMMA) held a caravan around Quezon City today to convince voters against voting for Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr as vice president in Monday’s national elections.

The campaigners gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, the place dedicated to those who fought against the dictatorship of the Senator’s father Ferdinand Sr., early this morning and then motored to Barangay Commonwealth to distribute leaflets and post stickers.

Here is a video of CARMMA’s activity this morning.