By BULATLAT STAFF
To most of us, the dark years of Martial Law is already a distant memory; to the youth of today, it is but a page in history. However, we must revisit both the horrors and the lessons of the past, lest we forget, because that which oppressed us before still haunts us today.
Through their lenses: Documenting the people’s struggle since martial law
Two unlikely photojournalists and activists have observed and documented how, over decades since martial law, ‘the issues remain the same, only the details have changed and worsened.’ (Click here to read more)
Youth activists of martial law years share tales of courage
‘Nothing has changed… The same problems plague our country and it’s only getting worse.’
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Trining Herrera and her memories of the urban poor struggle under martial law
She was arrested several times and was heavily tortured. But what pains her the most is the fact that the struggle of the urban poor for decent housing is still as true today as it was during martial law. (Click here to read more)
Two unlikely photojournalists and activists have observed and documented how, over decades since martial law, ‘the issues remain the same, only the details have changed and worsened.’ By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Lito Ocampo, 59, had not thought he would become a photojournalist. Some 40 years before, he considered himself as “just…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
As the Aquino government continues to fail to arrest retired general Jovito Palparan, another victim of state-enforced abduction and torture has positively identified some of the soldiers who tortured Karen and Sherlyn.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“What use do I have for school if we lose our home? My parents work as vendors in Makati, I attend school in the nearby high school. If we lose our house, we will be forced to live on the streets. I’m here because I want to help defend our community. We’re poor, but we have dignity. They can’t just drive us out like we’re wild animals,” said Jeffrey, 17.
‘Nothing has changed… The same problems plague our country and it’s only getting worse.’ By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – As Bonifacio Ilagan prepared to attend the University of the Philippines (UP) as freshman in 1969, his neighbors warned him. Coming from a province, he said: “When people in our place leaned that…