“In the morning of September 23, people awoke without a newspaper on their doorsteps and with only the hiss of empty air over their radios….
“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!
Image by Boy Yñiguez from “People Power: The Philippine Revolution of 1986: An Eyewitness History.”