First Quarter Storm 50th anniv celebrations honors martyrs

At the event signalling the year-long celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm of 1970 at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City last January 26, its surviving participants paid tribute to all their comrades in the historic youth and student-led series of massive protest actions that rocked the Marcos dictatorship. The FQS was the first big uprising that launched the national democratic revolution that still rages in the Philippines today. (Video by Jek Alcaraz/Kodao)

Veteran activists commemorate 47th anniversary of First Quarter Storm

Bonifacio Ilagan, artist and activist, recalls the historic First Quarter Storm of 1970 that helped spark the struggle against the dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Last January 26, dozens of FQS activists gathered at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to commemorate the days when youth and students battled against the dictatorship. Read more