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Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

Artlets’ pivotal role in opposing the dictatorial rule

News
by CHRISTINE DIANE R. ALMANZOR and DENISE ANGELA E. SALAZAR (Editor’s note: As the Philippines commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martial Law, The Flame is republishing this article, which appeared in its vol. 47, issue no. 3.) The years of martial rule have been deemed by some as the darkest age in the country’s history. It was marked by unjust killings, human rights violations, and unceasing abduction of opposition members, all feigning to curb rebellion. Despite the threats given to those who are opposing the martial rule, the Artlet community remained true to its liberal thinking by leading Thomasians in voicing out their clamor for change and reform in the country. THE ISSUANCE of Proclamation No. 1081 by the late president Ferdinand Marcos on Sept. 21, 1972 was suppose...
Art on the streets: Protest art during the martial law anniv

Art on the streets: Protest art during the martial law anniv

Culture
AMID the unpredictable weather, protest chants were still heard while different artworks illustrating the protesters’ pleas were seen on the streets during the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, afflicting the apathetic more than ever. The dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos was an era of blatant oppression and human rights violations. Unfortunately, up until now, there are still people who are subscribed to the distorted version of what really happened during the martial rule. Today, critics and artists claim that President Rodrigo Duterte is treading the same path as the late dictator. Hence, they set their sails to express their stands in the most eye-catching way.   A portrait from University of Santo Tomas (UST) Anakbayan d...