There are around 2,000 desaparecidos — victims of enforced disappearance – in the Philippines, from the time of the Marcos Dictatorship up to the present Aquino administration.
In “Aparición,”Bulatlat features a series of watercolour portraits of desaparecidos, who have been missing for years and even decades.
Aparición, the Spanish word for “appearance,” is used here as the missing is surfaced in an artwork, along with their own words, added digitally, as remembered by their family and friends.
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Honor Ayroso and Johnny Orcino Leo Velasco Danilo Macapagal Abner Hizarsa Roberto Pascual Sr.
Luisa Posa-Dominado and Leonilo Arado Prudencio Calubid and Celina Palma
Armando Portajada Sr.