Groups commemorate 48th year of martial law


Various organizations mounted activities last September 21 to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the Marcos dictatorship in 1972. More than 2,000 protested at the Univer­sity of the Phi­lip­pi­nes-Di­li­man in Quezon City with the theme “Fight tyranny! Oust Du­ter­te!” They said that the dire situation at present is not different from the situation under the Marcos dictatorship.

Similar protests were mounted in Na­ga City, Le­gazpi City and Sor­so­gon City. In Iloi­lo City, Ma­yor Jerry Treñas, who was arrested during martial law, participated in the program. He said that more activists are needed today to defend democracy and human rights.

Mobilizations were also conducted in Ba­guio City, Angeles City, Davao City, Cebu City, Ca­piz, Ka­ban­ka­lan, and in communities in Ka­li­bo and New Was­hing­ton, Aklan.

In the US, Ba­yan-USA conducted and the Ma­la­ya Move­ment conducted a candle lighting ceremony in front of the US Ca­pi­tol, Was­hing­ton DC, for all the victims of the Marcos dictatorship and the fascist Duterte regime.

Groups commemorate 48th year of martial law