By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Veterans and young activists marched to Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola bridge) on Jan. 30, Thursday, to commemorate the 50th year of the Battle of Mendiola. It was on Jan. 26, 1970 when 10,000 students protested against the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in front of Congress (which…
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By DEE AYROSO
This Week on People’s History, Bulatlat remembers the First Quarter Storm of 1970. This Week on People’s History, Bulatlat remembers the First Quarter Storm of 1970.
The unprecedented removal through quo warranto proceedings of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno from her post isn’t only about her, or solely about the Supreme Court, the rule of law, the Constitution, or the Duterte regime and its autocratic pretensions. Even more crucially is it about the fate and future of the democratization process that…
“Duterte and his parrot, Roque, have had it all wrong. From the start, they have done nothing but ridicule the mass movement. This is why they will not succeed – no matter how much brute force they use against the people.”
The enduring legacy of the sixty-eighters is hope.
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This morning I’ll join an intergenerational gathering of activists at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the First Quarter Storm of 1970. (The FQS, as it has been popularly referred to by both elderly and younger…
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Not a single victim of human-rights violation during the Marcos dictatorship has achieved justice nor received any compensation from the government.
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO
“The First Quarter Storm of 1970 caught the attention of the people on a national and international scale. It inspired the youth and working people in the provincial capitals and cities to rise up and carry out protest actions against US imperialism and the local reactionaries and demand national liberation and democracy.”
History illustrates that the youth is a critical catalyst of the revolution. Now that the Establishment has intensified its coercion, the students are called upon to formulate new modes of engagement. For the world is still characterized by dialectical contradictions; to remain passive is a grave transgression. BY ALAYSA TAGUMPAY E. ESCANDOR Philippine Collegian Posted…