“Remembrance is indeed the only antidote to the return of authoritarian rule. But what once made it possible – and, from the standpoint of Marcos and company, necessary – is still with us and makes it reprise, though not necessarily in the same form, a constant peril.”
—Luis V. Teodoro, Philippine Journalism Review editor and former dean of the UP College of MassComm, in his paper “Forgetting, Or Not Knowing: Media And Martial Law” delivered during the “Memory, Truth-telling and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship” held on 20-22 September 1999 at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Hindi natin dapat payagang maulit ang naganap 30 taon na ang nakalilipas. Sa Batas Militar, di na muli!