50 Before 50
September 21, 1972. Fifty years ago today, the Philippines was placed under Martial Law. Some can still recall the chilling effect of the declaration and the eerie quietness of the streets in the days that followed. Over the next fourteen years, there was fear and unrest; uncertainty lingered in the minds of many. The rest, as they say, is history, but even when a nation forgets, it can never really separate itself from the realities it inherited from the past. The 50 Before 50 series presented real life experiences based on the words of martial law victims and their witnesses.
Fifty stories out of thousands, reflecting the varieties in age, gender, social and economic circumstances, and type and place of violation but all committed by persons acting in the name of the martial law regime. We owe it to the thousands of human rights violations victims, for them to be recognized, and for stories like theirs to never be repeated.
Although many deny them that recognition and tell us to move on, we will remember; we will never forget.
Check out the rest of the entries by clicking this link: 50 Before 50
We invited people from different walks of life to read and react to actual stories of state-recognized victims and survivors of Martial Law (1972-1986). The stories were lifted from actual affidavits of people who applied for reparation and recognition at the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) as mandated in R.A. 10368.
View the rest of the series by clicking the link here: #WeRemember Playlist.
#WeRemember Martial Law Stories | Episode 1
Street Vendor and Lawyer read and react on actual stories of state recognized victims and survivors of Martial Law (1972-1986).
#WeRemember Martial Law Stories | Episode 4
Theatre Actor, Archives Assistant and Liaison Officer read and react on actual stories of state recognized victims and survivors of Martial Law (1972-1986).
#WeRemember Martial Law Stories | Episode 6
Human Rights Lawyer and Filipino Teacher read and react on actual stories of state recognized victims and survivors of Martial Law (1972-1986).
Tao sa tao
Tara, kwentuhan tayo? Tao sa Tao.
Inihahandog ng Human Rights Violations Victims’ Memorial Commission ang kwentuhang totoo kasama ang mga martial law survivors bilang pagmamarka ng ika-50 na anibersaryo ng pagkadeklara ng Batas Militar sa Pilipinas.
Gaganapin ang kwentuhan tuwing Sabado ng 10:00 am – 12:00 nn at 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm simula September 24, hanggang October 1, 8, at 15 sa UP Fine Arts Gallery, Diliman Quezon City.
Mangyaring mag sign-up sa link na ito upang makasali: https://bit.ly/TaoSaTaoRegistration
#ML50 #TaoSaTao #WeRemember #FactsFirstPH #SaysayNgKasaysayan
Open to public. No walk-ins.
Reserve your slots by registration.
Only 25 participants per session are allowed.