Cebu journ, comm students told: Do not deny history

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Do not deny history. This was just one of the messages imparted to journalism and communication students in Cebu who participated in a forum about Martial Law held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.…

Cebu-based progressive groups stage anti-Marcos rally on 50th anniversary of Martial Law

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of Cebu-based progressive groups, including the BAYAN- Central Visayas, held a protest rally on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in line with the 50th anniversary since the declaration of Martial Law in the…

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Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/21/2022

A few months ago, before the elections, my doctor and I were discussing my column. He wondered where the vividness of my descriptions of martial law came from; I was too young then, he said. I was…

Barcenas: Commemorating Martial Law struggles under a Marcos administration remains ‘relevant’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/21/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Martial Law survivor and retired Cebuano politician Atty. Democrito Barcenas, this year’s commemoration of the struggles of those who sacrificed and died during the Martial Law period, even under a Marcos administration,…

UP Cebu prepares series of activities to counter ‘historical distortion’ on Martial Law

Doris C. Bongcac 09/19/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The University of the Philippines Cebu is organizing a series of activities to counter the “historical distortion” being spread on Martial Law. From September 21 to 25, UP Cebu, UP Cebu Communication Program,…

Race against forgetting the fight for freedom

Pooled Editorial 09/19/2022

FIFTY years is a long time, long enough for memories to fade. But what happened on September 21, 1972, will stand out despite the years because the dictatorship that followed was not mere chismis (gossip). On that…

‘Katips’ director hopes Famas buzz spells big audience

Marinel Cruz 08/03/2022

Two films that have stirred controversy for their contrasting views on the regime of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. open today in cinemas. Vincent Tañada’s film musical “Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero” attempts to portray the struggle of activists…

Martial law should be ‘open to debate’ – incoming press chief

Nestor Corrales 06/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Amid public fears that the return of the Marcos family to Malacañang would lead to historical distortion, the newly appointed press secretary, Trixie Cruz Angeles, thinks that the martial law period should be “open…

Malacañang website goes down, but only for ‘updating’

Zacarian Sarao 05/17/2022

MANILA, Philippines (Updated)— Malacañang’s official website, which also stored the Presidential Museum and Library that contained the historical records of the Martial Law regime under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., had suddenly gone down on Monday.…

#NeverAgain bundle still on sale; book on Leni too

Krixia Subingsubing 05/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Seemingly uncowed after being red-tagged by government officials, publishing company Adarna House continues to offer its #NeverAgain book bundle which seeks to make information on martial law more accessible to children. The family-run publishing house founded…

Journey of a conscience

Victor Carmelo O. Diola - @inquirerdotnet 05/11/2022

I was 13 when martial law was declared. I was in the car with the guys I played basketball with when someone said that we were under martial law. It was my first encounter with the ominous-sounding…

Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

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