Remembering Martial Law under the Marcos regime
Forty-six years ago this Friday, former President Ferdinand Marcos placed the whole country under martial law.
To this date, Filipinos still remember what many described as one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history.
Under military rule, civil and political rights were abolished, Congress was dissolved, a one-man rule was imposed and human rights were blatantly violated.
Here are some quick facts about martial law under the Marcos administration:
On September 21, 1972, Marcos signed Proclamation No. 1081 that placed the entire country under martial law, following a series of bombings in Metro Manila.
Marcos, in his diary ent…
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