Two songs popularized during martial law speak of the time’s sentiments
A notebook on the fiftieth anniversary of martial law being declared in the Philippines
The “New Society” had its own tricks. Billions disappeared from the nation’s coffers, clowns filled legislative positions.
Neil Doloricon’s art centered farmers, workers, underground revolutionaries, and those on the margins
The United States would support the Marcos dictatorship disguised as a “constitutional coup d’etat”
It was Imelda as much as Ferdinand who brought about the country’s ruination
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Kay hirap maging mahirap, kung hindi ka pa manginig sa galit ay hindi ka pa iintindihin.
| It’s so hard to be poor. If you don’t tremble with rage, they won’t try to understand you.
We walked uphill where tall cogon grasses were already starting to don their silver shade.
The Marcoses have always been the masters of myth-making
How does it feel to watch / the seeds of your destruction / walk away from you?
Rebolusyonaryong panulaan noong panahon ng batas militar |
Revolutionary poetry during the martial law years
I became a full-time community organizer in 1971. The Marcos government declared martial law in September 1972. A month later, the Marcos military came and arrested me.
I wondered if Pia was right, then, if I was seeking something too dangerous to be handled, a bomb that would kill me someday.
A brief history lesson on the fourteen-year military-backed dictatorship in the Philippines
The minute I arrived at the University of the Philippines as a freshman, I joined the marches.
Marcos knew that power rested not just on fear and terror, but also censorship and propaganda.
On 30 years of living with a racist monument
The usual / drama of chiaroscuro, / how it begins / in medias res for the sake / of the viewer.
but really every word sounds like the sun/ sweltering in the middle of Santacruzan
That American thing · The good old good
They always had us at hello, the Americans.
Pray tell me, how much
are we paying for the sermon?
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