BAGUIO CITY — Nostalgic was how Chancellor Raymund Rovillos of the University of the Philippines Baguio decribed his feeling during a forum against tyranny at the Saint Louis School on the 45th anniversary of the declartion of martial, September 21.
BAGUIO CITY — Student organizations of the University of the Philippines Baguio held several activities from September 19 to 21 to commemorate the 45th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law.
BONTOC, Mountain Province — Naisayangkat iti maysa a panagtataripnong a dinar-ayan dagiti bikitma ti martial law ken dagiti kapamilya da, addaan adbokasiya iti karbengan tao manipud ti sibaan, kameng ti midya, naduma-duma nga organisasyon dagiti lallakay ken dagiti manakem, agtutubo ken kababaihan idi September 21, 2017 iti opisina ti Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Mountain Province.
The President declared the anniversary date of the declaration of martial law by then president Ferdinand Marcos as the first national day of protest, as if to steal and take away the thunder from the legitimate protest and rage of the Filipino people against the oppressive fascist dictators’ rule of the country.
Forty-five years later, the Movement Against Tyranny (MAT), a broad anti-fascist movement would be formed to lead the September 21 mobilization at Luneta and in various cities of the country as we are again threatened with a nationwide declaration of martial law.
The gongs of war are beating. The threats of a declaration nationwide for martial law are drumming. Di pa nakontento sa Mindanao wide martial law at pagpulbos sa dating magandang Marawi, nagbabadya ang pagdedeklara sa buong bansa. Hindi na ito bago at sa ating nahasa sa pakikibaka sa lansangan, isa itong laban na di natin lulubayan.
For more than four decades, Marcos and his cronies plundered the coffers and resources of the country while enjoying the protection of state security forces. Martial Law victimized people from all walks of life, but the hardest hit were the poor, the peasants and indigenous peoples – activists who relentlessly fought with their tooth and nail, life and limb until Marcos fell in 1986.
Uppat a pulo ken lima (45) a tawen ti napalabas manipud indeklara ti dati a diktador Ferdinand Marcos idi Setyembre 21, 1972 ti Martial Law. Daytoy a nasipnget a paset ti pakaistoryaan ti mangipaneknek ti pasismo ti estado, todo-todo a ranggas a saan makatao; ken ti nakalkaldaang a resulta na daytoy ti mangipalagip iti nagbalin a panaglaban ti umili para kadagiti demokratiko a karbengan ken pagsayaatan da.
On September 21, 1972, then Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law in our country in the guise “to save the republic and reform society.” But, what happened in the more than a decade of Marcos Rule was the very opposite of what the regime had claimed to do and to be. Our country was plunged into the long dark nights of fascist rule, where crying and weeping of widows and orphans were heard all over the land amidst the sarcastic laughter and merriment of the powers-that-be feasting lavishly on the riches and beauty of our motherland.
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